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Ways to Use Silica Gel Packs in Your Apartment

If you’ve ever purchased a pair of shoes, a handbag, or electronic items, chances are you’ve seen those little white bags of “silica gel.” Have you ever wondered what those are? Silica gel packets are filled with pellets of silicon dioxide. These magical little packets dry out anything around them, which means they keep merchandise from getting wet when it’s being transported, sitting in a damp warehouse, etc.

And, even though packets of silica gel come with a warning that says, “Throw Away; Do Not Eat,” these little bags are not toxic or poisonous. They do, however, present a choking hazard so you have to be careful where you store them.

Now that you know what silica gel packets are, here is a list of reasons why you may want to keep these handy things around your apartment in Lady Lake, FL, at The Quarters:

Keeping your phone dry in the rain – Have you ever been stuck in the rain with your phone in one pocket, worried that it might not live to see another day? By storing it with some silica gel packs, you can make sure that your cell phone’s hardware won’t short circuit on the way home from work.

Protect precious keepsakes – Expanding on the point above, many people keep sentimental photographs in their wallets or purses which they’d hate to get damaged. Keep a few gel packs handy, and you won’t have to worry about your pictures fading.

Prevent bathroom rust – Bathrooms can be very damp places where metal items (such as razors) will quickly turn to rust. To prevent this, just store any rust-susceptible items in a small bag with silica gel packs inside -- but keep them out of the reach of children.

Another way that you can keep your possessions dry is by moving into a luxury apartment at The Quarters Apartment Homes. All of our floor plans have large walk-in closets and spacious areas that provide plenty of room for your belongings. For more information about renting an apartment at The Quarters Apartment Homes, contact us today. We’d love to take you on a tour of our community and available apartments.