Why you should never throw away these bags again

Those little bags that you find in a box of new shoes or a new camera can be very useful. Here's what you can do with them and some information about just how dangerous they actually are. Following is a transcript of the video.

Don't throw these away: Silica gel bags. They're usually found in a box when you buy new shoes or a camera. Usually, we throw them out.

Silicon dioxide dries out anything around them. Non-toxic, not poisonous, they do pose a choking hazard. Keep them away from children. Here's what you can use them for.

Why you should never throw out the bags that come with your shoes
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Why you should never throw out the bags that come with your shoes

Throw them in your gym bag and you can prevent bacteria or mold from growing. It also gets rid of nasty odors.


Save a wet phone. It's more effective than rice. Put the phone in a jar full of the bags.


Save old photos. Put a few of the bags in a box of old photos. It saves them from sticking together or getting ruined. 


Defog your windshield. Put a bunch of the bags under your windshield. It takes care of the fog and saves precious time. 


Extend the life of razor blades. The bags absorb the moisture from your blade.



Think twice before throwing away. 


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