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    6 Unexpected Uses for Those Baggies of Silica Beads From Your New Shoes

    They aren't the worthless, hazardous pieces of crap that you thought they were.

    Despite the warning labels that come on silica gel packets, these babies are actually pretty useful for keeping things dry!

    Here are a few ideas that will come in handy for months and months!

    1. Save your phone if it gets wet by sticking it in a baggie with a few packets.

    2. Tuck a packet in your salt to keep it from clumping up.

    3. Keep chips from going stale by taping it to the inside of the bag.

    4. Store photos and other paper memorabilia with a packet to keep everything dry.

    5. Seal the packets with a damp swimsuit if you don't want it to reek when you take it out.

    6. Line your dashboard with a few packets to keep the windshield from fogging up.

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