Heres Why You Should Never Throw These Silica Bags Away Again

Heres Why You Should Never Throw These Silica Bags Away Again

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Heres Why You Should Never Throw These Silica Bags Away Again
A sure sign that youre buying something nice is that it comes with a few silica bags. These are those little bags of beads that are often found in shoe boxes or the packaging of electronic equipment, and while most people simply discard these, they can actually be pretty useful if you hang onto them. […]

A sure sign that youre buying something nice is that it comes with a few silica bags. These are those little bags of beads that are often found in shoe boxes or the packaging of electronic equipment, and while most people simply discard these, they can actually be pretty useful if you hang onto them.

Silica bags contain small blobs of silicon dioxide, which remove moisture from the surrounding air by attracting water particles onto their surface a process known as adsorption. In doing so, they protect other items from becoming damp and prevent the development of mold.

This makes them pretty handy, and while it may not be immediately apparentexactly how they can be utilized, the following video provides some neat ideas for life hacks involving silica bags. For instance, placing them in your gym bag can help stop your stuff from getting moldy, while leaving a few on the dashboard of your car can prevent your windshield from fogging up.

So next time you go shopping and find a silica bag or two thrown in with whatever youre buying, be sure to keep hold of them and put them to good use.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/here-s-why-you-should-never-throw-away-silica-bags

Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life

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Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life
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Christmas Music Could Harm Your Mental Health

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Christmas Music Could Harm Your Mental Health
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Son Tries To Convince Mom To Buy Maxi Pads (Video)
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Is This Porn? 5 Realities Inside A Strange New Art Form
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5 Parts Of Small Town Life That We Swear To God Are Real
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Heres How The Internet Reacted To Prada Releasing A Paperclip For $185 (10+ Pics)

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Heres How The Internet Reacted To Prada Releasing A Paperclip For $185 (10+ Pics)
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Girl Bumps Into Boy in Mall Playground

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Girl Bumps Into Boy in Mall Playground
While a father and his daughter played around in an indoor shopping mall playground, the little girl wanted to jump from a high platform. The girl was hesitant at first but her father encouraged her to jump. As soon as she got the courage to jump, she accidentally bumped into a little boy on the […]

Man Receives Tumor Instead Of The Kindle He Ordered

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Man Receives Tumor Instead Of The Kindle He Ordered
A British man received quite a shock when the courier service thatwas supposed to be delivering a Kindle to his address sent him a package containing a tumor tissue sample from Americainstead. The sample was supposed to be sent to the Royal Free Hospital in London, yet somehow ended up in Bristol at the home […]

NASA Is Celebrating A Very Different Type Of “Black” Friday Today

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NASA Is Celebrating A Very Different Type Of “Black” Friday Today
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Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on and return clothes free

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on and return clothes free
Amazons latest perk for Prime members could make us more stylish by letting us buy everything that catches our eye and return what doesnt fit. Today Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which is currently in beta, but you can sign up to be notified when it launches. First you pick at least three items, and […]

Every Day This Dog Goes Shopping All By Himself, Returns With Bags Full Of Food

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Every Day This Dog Goes Shopping All By Himself, Returns With Bags Full Of Food
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17 Never-Before-Seen Photos From National Geographic

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17 Never-Before-Seen Photos From National Geographic
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Car bomb blasts outside a shopping mall in Baghdad, many killed

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Car bomb blasts outside a shopping mall in Baghdad, many killed
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Street Photographer Recreates Photos He Took in the 80s in Amazing Reunion Series
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Dads Adventure to Replace His Sons Lunchbox is Grade-A Modern Day Storytelling

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