Desiccant packs are tiny bags that provide a big service to many manufactures. When you purchase a bag, shoes or backpack you will most often find a small bag, the size of a teabag, filled with beads. That is a desiccant pack. The purpose of desiccant packets is to help maintain a product while it’s waiting for delivery and purchase.
Desiccant packets will aid in prolonging the life of a product. Placing desiccants in shoes, handbags and so forth help preserve the product. Desiccant packs will absorb moisture and odors. Moisture is the number one culprit for odors. By removing any moisture the desiccant packs will also help to remove any humidity. Desiccant packs are generally made from silica gel and sometimes referred to as silica packs.
The use of desiccants can go beyond just shoes and purses. If you have an item that gets wet you can try an alternative to blow drying, which could damage some items. Using silica packs will do the trick. Place the item in a bowl and cover with a few desiccant packs. Let the item sit out overnight and you should have a dry product in the morning. Another fun use of desiccant packs are using them for your gym bag. Using desiccants will help keep out moisture from your towels and gym clothes. Plus your gym bag will have a lot less odor. If your wanting to store an electrical item you can combine an airtight bag or container with a silica pack. Furniture that is being shipped or stored can benefit from silica packs. You can also store away any antiques or even firearms keeping them safe with silica packs.