This Easy Cereal Box Hack Beats That Flimsy Tab Any Day
Back when I was growing up in Southern California, my mom was getting after us about closing food boxes, bags, and containers securely after we opened them. I was far from the worst offender, but I do remember incurring her wrath more than once over cereal that had gone soft or soggy because I hadn’t closed it up properly.
Then once I moved to Utah and started having kids of my own, I found myself taking on the role of “food freshness enforcer.” (Ain’t that the way it goes?) But in our new arid climate, our cereal didn’t get mushy when the kids left the box open for too long — it became unbearably stale instead!)
Check out how this easy cereal box hack in action in my video at the end of the post.
While the effect was different, the results were ultimately the same, because neither soggy nor stale cereal is all that pleasant to eat! Luckily, the brilliantly simple cereal box hack in this post will protect your cereal against whatever threatens to make it less than perfectly fresh.
The best part about this cereal box trick is that it doesn’t require any tools or gadgets. You don’t even need a fancy storage container to protect your favorite breakfast cereals — simply follow the steps below!
To see it in action, check out the video I’ve included for you at the end of the post!
Cereal Box Hack: How To Fold A Cereal Box To Keep It Closed
Step 1 – Tuck Three Flaps
Start by pushing the liner bag down into the box a little bit, then tuck the two short flaps and one of the long flaps into the cereal box. One of the long side flaps should remain outside of the box.
Step 2 – Crease The Short Sides
Next, pinch the top corners of one of the short sides of the box together to create a crease. (The crease should go in toward the center of the box, not out.) Make an identical crease on the other short side of the box.
Step 3 – Tuck In The Last Flap
Finally, tuck the remaining long side flap into the box to secure it. And voila, your cereal box is securely closed and its contents are properly protected!
Not only is this cereal box hack effective, but it also looks sleek and organized on your pantry shelves. No need for any bulky clips here, and no need to transfer your cereal to a different container either!
If you’re looking for a super-secure airtight seal, you might consider using sealing sticks or a mini food sealer. Both are available on Amazon, pretty affordable, and effective means of keeping your cereal, chips, and other snacks as fresh as the day you bought them.
Anything that helps reduce food waste is definitely a “good thing” in my book! :-)
Do you have any favorite tips or tricks for keeping food fresh?