Lifestyle

Stop drying your wet phone with rice and use this instead!

Revolutionary.

By Bianca Mastroianni

It's a tale as old as time, you accidentally drop your phone in the toilet because it was in your back pocket. Or you just somehow drench your little baby and all of a sudden your smartphone ain't so smart.

Usually you'd reach straight for the rice in your cupboard and let it do its magic, but we've just learnt this isn't the way to go.

Gazelle has run some tests and found out rice isn't the answer. But don't worry, another peculiar household item is! Just make sure you own a cat.

YEP, kitty litter! To be precise, it's actually crystal kitty litter that does the trick. Gazelle suggests you air-dry your phone first and shake out as much moisture as possible, then put it in a bag of kitty litter for as long as you can.

The longer you leave it, the better. We know it's a damn hard life to live without that little device in your hand at all times. But it's worth it baes.

Who would have known there were more benefits to owning a kitty-cat?!