Woman Shares That We’ve Been Closing Cereal Boxes Wrong Our Entire Lives

A woman has shared that we’ve been closing cereal boxes wrong our entire lives as it turns out you can actually transform the top of cereal boxes into some type of interlocking pyramid – yep, people have got far too much time on their hands during lockdown, yet it is actually helpful to know. 

Becky Holden McGhee has stepped up to make sure that no one ever has to suffer from dried Coco Pops and stale cornflakes again, as she’s found a way to make sure the top of cereal boxes are sealed.

Posted by Becky Holden McGhee on Sunday, 10 May 2020

Posted by Becky Holden McGhee on Sunday, 10 May 2020


The Blackpool resident took to her Facebook page to share the clever hack, captioning the post: “Had to share this!!! 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. **I’ve now added a little video on how to do it. Happy folding! You know I want to see pics!**”

Alongside the post, she added an array of pictures that show how much more satisfying the cereal boxes long alongside one another.

Posted by Becky Holden McGhee on Sunday, 10 May 2020

So to master having a cereal cupboard that Mrs Hinch would be envious of, you need to fold three of the open flaps at the top of the box back into the centre. Following this, squeeze the two long sides together.

To complete the extravagant art form, fold down the fourth and final flap to seal up the box.

Enthused by the woman’s meticulous folding skills, one person wrote: “This has made my day, I’m going to sort mine now.”

Whilst another added: “So going to do this in a minute. I’m useless at boxes can never shut a happy meal again once it’s open!!”

Meanwhile, a third simply said: “Life-changing.”

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