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Woman Figures Out How To Close A Cereal Box The Right Way: “It’s Only Taken Me 40 Years”

Woman Figures Out How To Close A Cereal Box The Right Way: “It’s Only Taken Me 40 Years”

The mom's step-by-step guide to neatly sealing cereal boxes quickly went viral.

Stale cereal is the worst way to start your day so here's a neat hack to keep your cereal from drying out. Also, save yourself from looking at all those ugly torn-out cereal boxes as well. Facebook user Becky Holden McGhee figured out a simple yet effective way to seal an opened cereal box. "It’s only taken me 40 years, but I now know the correct way to close a cereal box,” Becky from Blackpool, UK, joked on her now-viral post.



 

 

She spoke to Bored Panda after the incredible response to her hack.  “It was accidental, I never in a million years thought it would be viewed 3 million times!” Becky said she feels “incredibly lucky, all the comments and feedback has been really kind or funny.” It's surprising that such a simple technique was unknown to many. Even to Becky who admitted that she did not know about this her whole life adding that “the next morning, I thought I’d give it a go with the numerous cereal boxes we have and couldn’t believe how simple it was.” It turns out, the folding “literally takes seconds, looks really neat, and will stop cereal going all soggy.”



 

At first, Becky shared images on how to do this hack but many requested her to put up a video. “It made me giggle, but my husband and I quickly did and added it to the post!” Sure enough, the video picked up so fast that many people were sharing Becky’s video, commenting, and even mentioning their own techniques for a neat cereal box sealing. Here's the step-by-step guide to getting your own neatly sealed cereal boxes:

1. First, you pick out the two flaps on the side

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2. Pop the flaps in

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3. Fold the wider flap that's in front of you inwards

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4. Then you fold and press the sides

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5. Then you fold again as shown below

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6. Slide the top flap inside

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7. And... TADA! You're done.

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Check out her full video tutorial below: