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Instead Of Throwing Them Out, Here's What You Can Do With Those Silica Gel Bags

We've seen them a thousand times. Those little packets that say "Do Not Eat - Throw Away." They're included in a variety of products as a form of humidity control, and, without thinking too much about it, we often throw them away. Until now, we've thought this was the right thing to do. After all, we wouldn't want someone to accidentally think they're some sort of new, oddly-packaged candy and eat an entire handful.

Apparently, however, there are quite a few clever ways to use these packets, which contain something called silica gel. Otherwise known as "silicon dioxide," silica gel is a mineral that occurs naturally. Given how effective it is at absorbing moisture, it's no wonder that so many manufacturers use it. The hacks in this video are a few of the many ways you can use silica gel in your life.

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