Chances are you’ve never thought about much about how to close a cereal box. Apparently there are multiple ways to do it. Who knew? Well, one mom recently found out the proper way to close a cereal box, and her life is forever changed. And so, honestly, are ours.
Mom Denise Sith shared a video to Facebook in May that has been viewed more than 12 million times. The content? A demonstration of how to fold a cereal box closed. Trust us: you’re going to want to stick with her for a minute.
Mom’s Mind Blown After Learning Proper Way to Close a Cereal Box
Sith captioned the video, “I was 50 years old when I learned how to close a cereal box.”
In the clip, Sith, clearly still mind-blown, recreates the cereal box tip-slash-hack that has so ensorcelled her. But first, she walks us through how she arrived at this revelation.
“I was scrolling and came upon something that blew my mind, she says. “So I’m sharing it here, ‘cuz, legit, my mind is blown.” Then she pulls a Honey Nut Cheerios box into the frame, and the magic begins.
Step 1: Fold Down the Small Side Tabs of the Cereal Box
Sith demonstrates folding down the two smaller side tabs.
Step 2: Fold Down One Longer Tab of the Cereal Box
Sith appears to have folded the longer side with the insert portion of the box tab, rather than the side with the tab that you would normally slide in. And then, and then! This is where things get wild.
Step 3: Fold the Top of the Cereal Box In On Itself, and Then Fold and Tuck the Tab Into the Box
Step 4: Your Cereal Box Should Now Look Like This
But will it stay closed?
Yes, Your Cereal Box Will Stay Closed Even When You Turn It Upside Down
Why have we not been closing our cereal boxes like this for years?!?! We understand why Sith’s mind was blown!
“Look at That Seam!”
What a tip! What a trick! What a hack! We’ll never look at a cereal box the same way again!
And while we can’t wait to try this out and agree with Sith that this cereal box hack is mind-blowing, we think the video is worth watching more for her overjoyed reaction at having figured out something so seemingly simple. Her expressions, her word choices. We have no choice but to believe her world has been forever changed. And we have no choice but to stan.
Matt is a writer, editor, and content strategist currently based in Washington state. He has worked as a managing editor for the iconic I Can Has Cheezburger, Celebuzz (a SpinMedia site), and now Mamas Uncut. He also acted as the Social Media Director for CafeMom.