Don’t throw away those little packets of silica gel you get from the box of your new shoes because there’s another great use for them. You can use it to keep clothes that come out of storage smelling as sweet as when they came in. When storing clothes for a long time, put silica gel packets inside the storage box. The dessicant inside those small packets attracts and traps odor-causing moisture. When placed in an airtight container, the silica gel will keep away mold and musty odors for at least a year.