9 good reasons to always keep these small bags

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.15 - 2023 9:13 AM CET

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9 good reasons to always keep these small bags.

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Most people discard the small white bags filled with silica gel that usually come with new shoes and bags.

However, these bags are incredibly useful for a variety of purposes. Norwegian website Side2 has compiled a list of reasons why you should keep these bags.

  1. Eliminates Bad Odor: Placing a silica gel bag in a gym bag or a pair of shoes can absorb the unpleasant smell of sweat and stinky feet. You can even use them to remove odors from old clothes, books, and furniture.

  2. Preserves Your Jewelry: Storing these bags with your jewelry can absorb moisture, keeping your valuable items in good condition.

  3. Protects Old Photos: Old photos and documents don't last forever. Keeping a silica gel bag where you store these items can prolong their life.

  4. Prevents Rust: Placing a bag in your toolbox can help prevent the formation of rust on your tools.

  5. Saves Your Smartphone: If you accidentally spill water or coffee on your phone, placing it in a sealed bag with a few silica gel bags for 24 hours can save it.

  6. Keeps Your Camera Sharp: Storing silica gel bags in your camera bag can protect your camera from moisture.

  7. Maintains Razor Blades: Keeping silica gel in a small container with your razor can make the blade last longer.

  8. No More Foggy Windows: Placing these small bags on your car's dashboard can prevent the windshield from fogging up.

  9. Keeps Luggage Fresh: Putting these bags in your suitcase when traveling can prevent moisture, which often forms due to temperature changes in the airplane, from wrinkling your clothes.