Cereal boxes are notoriously flimsy. They have those little tabs for you to close them back up with after pouring yourself a bowl, but they often get destroyed when you open it or after just a couple uses. That, or they’re so loose that they defeat the purpose anyway. But apparently, if you want to get a perfectly sealed box, you should just ignore those tabs all together.
Becky Holden McGhee, a mom from the UK, recently shared her clever folding trick that keeps the cardboard totally closed in a matter of seconds.
Take a look:
Yep, our minds are just as blown as the other 3.5 million people who’ve watched this short clip since it was posted a few days ago. McGhee was pretty impressed with it too, writing in her post, “It’s only taken me 40 years, but I now know the correct way to close a cereal box. Genius. It takes seconds, no more dried up cereal and ugly torn boxes to greet me every morning.”
We can’t say for sure whether this is how these boxes were meant to be sealed all along, but we’re definitely going to be doing it with all of our cereal from now on! It should also work great for similarly packaged products, like pasta, pancake mixes, crackers, and whatever else you have stowed away in your pantry.
It not only keeps the food items from going stale, but makes them look so much nicer than those floppy tabs ever could. Sure, you could invest in something like Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Containers ($39.97, Amazon), but this folding trick is a much more budget-friendly way to go.
Who doesn’t love when small epiphanies pop up to make our lives a little easier?
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