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People Are Putting Silica Gel Packets Into Their Pumpkins, Here’s Why

You know those little packets you find inside shoe boxes? The silica gel packets? Well, turns out – you don’t just want to throw them away!

People Are Putting Silica Gel Packets Into Their Pumpkins, Here’s Why…

In case you didn’t know, Silica Gel Packets are placed inside shoes and electronic items to help keep moisture away.

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The beads inside the packets help suck up any extra moisture in the air.

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Therefore, by putting some of these packets into the bottom of your carved pumpkin, you are helping remove excess moisture from the pumpkin…

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Pumpkins rot and mold faster due to moisture so if you eliminate that, you are going to have a pumpkin that lasts longer!

All you need to do is grab a few of the silica gel packets and place them into the bottom of your pumpkin like so (be sure to keep them away from any open flames or use LED lights instead of votive candles to light your pumpkin).

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Then ta-da your pumpkin will last much longer!

Happy Pumpkin Carving!

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