This isn’t the most fun or attractive DIY I’ve done – but it’s probably the most useful! Those little gel packets you get when you buy new shoes and purses actually serve a purpose, believe it on not, and I was in need of them a few weekends ago. However, they are not as easy to come by as you might think! I needed something ASAP, so the few items I found on Amazon were not going to work for me. My basement is getting moldy (I live in an apartment) and I want to take every measure to ensure that the moisture stays out of my bins.
Through some research, I found that they do sell silica gel by the tub in craft stores – but it’s kind of expensive and there’s no guarantee that your local Michaels will have it in stock. So I used the next best thing: silica kitty litter! And it totally works: I’m not going to lie, I did something similar last winter when my car was getting a lot of condensation on the inside, but this seems to work a little better (and it doesn’t smell like cat litter).
- Silica Kitty Litter (I got a no name brand at Walmart for like $4)
- Socks or pantyhose to put the litter in
This one is super simple and I kind of feel like I’m cheating here. All you have to do is scoop a bit of the litter into sock or pantyhose (I just used knee high pantyhose) and tie the end of it off or use a rubber band/hair tie to secure it. That’s it! They should come out looking something like this:
I’m sorry this month’s DIY is so boring but I promise I’ll do something better next month: this was a necessity and I hope it can help some others!