Article by James Kay
Is there anything worse than stale cereal?
We get it, it’s hard to choose a favourite cereal so it’s easier to have multiple boxes on the go all at the same time, but this could mean that one is neglected at the back of the cupboard.
Or maybe your cupboard is so full that whenever you open it, open boxes of cereal fall out and spray across the floor… just us?
Well, it turns out that we’ve been closing our cereal boxes wrong this entire time and a hack that shows us the proper way is honestly genius.
Becky Holden has come to the rescue as she shared a genius way of folding a cereal box to stop any accidents, and to keep your breakfast food fresher for longer.
Taking to Facebook, Becky joked that it has taken her 40 years to come up with it, but it has been a game changer in the way that she stores her cereal.
Instead of just shoving the cardboard flaps in like most of us are guilty of, Becky creates a pyramid shape where the box interlocks.
If you fancy some breakfast origami, here is how it’s done: Fold three of the opened flaps at the top of the box back into the centre, before squeezing the two long sides together.
Once you’ve accomplished that, the fourth and final flap can then be folded down to seal the box. Sounds easy, right?
If those instructions have left you scratching your head, then Becky added a video to her posts for any of you visual learners out there.
It’s obvious that people were blown away by this simple yet effective method, as the post racked up over 130,000 shares, and people commented wondering how they’d never thought of it.
One person excitedly commented: “You have got to be kidding me! My cupboards will be clean-no bits of cereal all over & it won’t go soft! Genius!”
Others tagged their friends and it seems like there was a collective facepalm that nobody had realised this simple method earlier.
It really shows that even the simplest of things can be very effective, and everyone can wave goodbye to stale cereal and messy kitchens.
We’ll definitely be using this hack in the future!