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Woman shares genius cereal storage hack

Woman shares genius cereal storage hack

A new kitchen hack has taken over social media by storm, with people praising the food storage trick as “brilliant”.

Cereals are commonly stored in a plastic container or simply left in the packaging box. However, a UK woman has revealed the way to properly store cereal boxes to minimise the risk of going stale.

In a Facebook post, Becky Holden-McGhee wrote: “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.”

Holden-McGhee told Metro.co.uk she adopted the trick from an American woman on her online feed. ”I was like, ‘that looks amazing but I don’t think I’m going to be able to do that’,” she said.

“Because you see these hacks don’t you, but in reality they’re not that easy to do.”

Her post has received hundreds of comments and been shared more than 110,000 times.

“I can’t keep up with every single comment now because it’s gone a little bit crazy, but everyone has just been like ‘wow’ and ‘who knew?’” she told the outlet.

“Loads and loads of people have shared pictures of their own cereal boxes, which is so cute.”

The trick to sealing a cereal box is to fold the two small flaps on the sides and one of the long sides inside. Pinch the two sides of the box so that the sides fold in to close like a milk carton. From then, the remaining long side can be folded into the box.

Image: Becky Holden McGhee/Facebook