Silica gel packs have been in enormous demand today among various users and especially those in the packaging market. This is a result of their excellent capacity in preventing anything from decaying because of humidity and moisture attack. Really, they have the highest absorption capacity of any commercially used desiccant. These packets come in several sizes, or are packaged in various materials to be used for a variety of purposes. Well, it is understood that new silica gel packs are utilized for the purpose. However, it is seen that these packets outlive the objective of their use.
By way of instance, you find a packet on your bottle of medications, and the packet stays there even after your medications are over. I advise that you reuse them to avoid moisture at other regions in the household. You can tuck a couple of silica gel packets on your jewellery box, within your precious pair of shoes, musical instruments, pet food, or just everywhere, where moisture is a significant concern. Below are a few places where I have used them and benefitted hugely. Open a couple of silica gel packets, and take the beads out, now saturate them with aromatic oils/perfumes to make potpourri to your bedroom, bathroom or living room. Throw in some packets within your bag especially if you are planning for a very long tour. You can also tuck some inside your leather products like coats, shoes and purses to stop moisture forming a white coat over these products.
This works well if you intend to keep them and use them after long intervals. You can also prevent your razor blades from rusting by storing them in a container filled with moisture absorber. And the best; place some on your vehicle dashboard to stop additional fogging on your windshield during cold winters. Well, all of the above are uses of recycled silica gel beads. You may pour the beads on a skillet pan and bake for one hour at 250 degrees. When they become sufficiently cool, put them away in an air tight container for additional use. So, you find these small silica gel packets are merely 1 time investment which lasts forever to safeguard your all of your invaluable possessions.