Never Throw Away Gel Bags, See What They Can Do!

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Whenever you buy a new pair of shoes or a bag, you get some little bags of silica gel as an added bonus. You might think they’re useless but in fact they are a simple solution to many storage problems and they cost you nothing yet can be very effective if you know and follow these tips. So never throw them away but make use of their awesome properties.
The superpower of silica gel bags comes from the silicon dioxide they contain. It attracts water molecules out of shoes, bags, or whatever is around them. These moisture-proof properties are the reason silica bags come with your purchases in the first place. No moisture means no mold, odors, staining, or other damage.
Spare your nerves and use silica gel packets to rescue your phone from water damage.
Bacteria, which just so happen to adore moisture, thrive on sweat and produce the nasty smell in your gym bag and gum locker. So to get rid of it, you have to get rid of the moisture using silica gel.
Just one packet of silica gel will be enough to keep your cosmetics dry and avoid unfortunate makeup mishaps and tons of wasted money.
Add silica gel bags to folders and boxes you’re putting away for long-term storage. By the way, if you still have old-school audio cassettes or videotapes, the same method can keep them safe as well.
Keeping your blankets, sheets, and pillow cases clean, fresh, and moisture-free is especially important for your health, and silica can help you with that.
Moisture can cause tarnish and make your beautiful earrings, bracelets, and chains look dull and less stunning. The same can happen to your silverware. You can try polishing it, but that’s a pretty painstaking process. To avoid all that drama, drop a silica gel packet into your personal diamond fund, or as some call it a “jewelry box”.
Feel free to experiment and add them to other things you want to keep dry. If you feel like they’ve lost their magic, you can simply “recharge” them. To do that, place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven for an hour at 220°F. And be sure to keep any unused packets in an airtight container at all times.


Rescue your phone from water damage 0:31
Keep your gym gear odor-free 1:48
Make your makeup last longer 2:21
Protect your luggage from moisture 2:48
Keep all your important papers safe 3:19
Prevent your wardrobe from going stale 4:01
Store your seeds 4:46
Keep jewelry shining bright 5:11
Protect your camera from condensation 5:50
Keep dry foods dry 6:22

-Enough gel packets in a Ziploc bag will suck the water right out of your phone once you put it in the bag with the packets. Just make sure the phone is fully surrounded by the little silica baggies.
-A packet or two of silica gel dropped into your bag will absorb all the unnecessary moisture and keep your bag free of odors.
-If you want your favorite powder, eye shadow, and other beauty necessities to last longer, keep a silica packet in your makeup bag.
-Prevent your vacation outfits from getting ruined and stick some silica bags in-between your clothes. That way, you’ll look your best on vacation.
-To protect your files and memories from the damaged caused by moisture, keep them together with silica gel packets.
-Keeping a gel packet in the back of your drawer or in-between layers of clothes will help you keep your seasonal garments fresh for when you need them.
-Silica gel packets can help keep seeds fresh when you store them for the next season.
-Keep your jewelry and silverware bright and shiny by dropping a silica gel packet into your personal diamond fund.
-To protect your camera lens from condensation remove the camera’s battery, memory card, and lens, and place the body of your camera in a bowl filled with silica gel packets to take all the moisture away.
-If you tape one of these packets to the lid of a container filled with bread crumbs, crackers, dried herbs or whatever has to be kept dry and crispy, you’ll save a lot of food and money, in the end.

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37 thoughts on “Never Throw Away Gel Bags, See What They Can Do!

    Marvin Hodge

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I strongly dislike the little cartoon guy.


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Dat one voice actor sounds…..different :/

    Panda Dani

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    0:59 interesting how the little cartoon has a red nose!! 🤣

    Hari Saran

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Put' em on the shoes

    lady prosecco44

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    if u want to keep your mouth dry do u eat it?

    Krupa Gowda

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Wow 🤔

    Zach Becker

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Where do you get your facts from? Just wondering

    Haya Al-Fakih

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)


    oliver green

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I threw one away yesterday!


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Silica gel isn't toxic BTW… It only says to not eat them because they are a choking hazard

    Beerus The Eater

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I always have those when I have new shoes, and my mom says its poisonous

    mino gong

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Wow I didn't know gel bags can do so much

    Amelia Cassin

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I now know more. 😮

    adam nepal

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Why does tht gym bag contain a football?😂


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I put them in a brightly colored sachet bags and put them in a box of old toys for storage. That way I can easily identify and remove it when I open it later. I also hang them on the back of my shoe rack in the closet

    Spongeboi Swagpants

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    i use to pick up silica gel and open them then throw them away, what does that mean?? i poison ants?

    Esterlita Quiblat

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Coppy catt

    ayush dhakal

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I ate it 3 years ago……


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Wow I just found one today at my school desk (don't ask me why idk), I wondered what it was and now I'm seeing this in my notification box 😆😂 Ty God for looking out for me!

    Megan hull-steward

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    good vid bro

    Milos Gnjidic

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I ate one when i was 5 years old because i thaught it was sugar

    Creative Aroob

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Okay, but I was just thinking that if I go to the airport with silica bags, and they check it, won't they think I'm a smuggler or something?

    Paivi Project

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Ok cool. Thanks for the tips. I liked many of those 👍😀

    Tia Lyles

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    When I was younger, I was scared to touch these

    Tammie Watson

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Wow Awesome…I did not know this information…but it's so weird I never throw them away…I have some of them now…lol

    CybørGøth XlI]

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    I keep them because of the odor, I found this out with common sense.

    Terrarium & Crafts

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    The phone idea was a must!

    Happu_llamu _

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    That lip sync doesn’t even make sense honestly.
    How does a mouth just move open and closed and get words out? Tbh that was the only thing I was thinking about in this video.


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Why is the phone blushing?
    "They will succ the water right out of your phone!"

    Carol Gonzales

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Jewelry box more like gelelry box


    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Very informative! I just got 50 more brain cells.

    Beazel Playz

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    you can use them for blowing up bird. sorry bird😋

    I dropped my phone in water when I was hiking and it wouldn’t start. I am going to use silicon next time instead of rice for fun. The rice actually worked well though and saved my phone.

    dawn sison

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Ahh really?? So can I use the silica gel on a cosmetic made with a natural ingredients (no chemical/ cruelty free)??

    A Channel Name

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Lol when I was younger my grandparents always told me I shouldn’t touch it because it’s bird food

    Michelle Corcoran

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Tbh I thought that the gel beads were poison lol

    Chara Dreamurr

    (May 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm)

    Dont throw silca gel kids!!!!

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