When you buy a bottle of vitamins or new electronics, you'll typically find little packets labeled "Do Not Eat" inside. These are called silica packets, and inside them is a very porous natural mineral that absorbs moisture and helps preserve freshness. There's no need to throw away these packets; you can reuse them around your home to keep things like tools, photos and the contents of your dresser drawers fresh and free of moisture. And you can reactivate silica packets: Just place them on a cookie tray in the oven at 275 degrees for about an hour.
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