No one would want to have cereal, which has lost its freshness and has become soggy. However, it is often seen that once the seal has been opened, it is very difficult to maintain the freshness available before. Let’s go through a technique highly useful for tightly resealing the box and guaranteeing the freshness and crispiness of the cereal.
Folding Side Flaps
Although you would find a bunch of techniques for resealing these boxes, however, this particular strategy is visibly more effective as many users of it shared their experiences on the internet, and they were quite amazed by the results. This tactic makes full use of the cereal box design and ensures that without using any additional materials or adhesives, the package can be air-sealed again.
Implementation of this amazingly legit life hack, which originally surfaced on the internet begins with the folding of the side flaps. The top of the box has two smaller flaps on both sides. These flaps need to be pushed in and flattened parallel to the inner part of the side panel of the packaging. After that has been done, one of the longer flaps on the box also needs to be folded. It needs to be made sure that it is tightly pressed and creased and won’t end up the opening by high air pressure.
Bringing the Panels Together
Once the one long and two shorter flaps have been folded, the front and back panels of the box, or in easier words, the two sides of the box need to be pushed together, closer to each other. The front and back faces of the box, from the top side, need to be pressed together. As a result, you’ll see that the two top sides have ended up joining together.
Adjusting the Longer Flap
If you remember, only one of the longer side flaps had been pressed inwards, and the other one still sticks outside. This flap now needs to be tucked into the part which now has been enclosed after joining the two sides of the box. But before this is done, one thing needs to be made sure, i.e., the closed area now has two spaces. One of them is directly next to the flap that is sticking out, and the other is farther away from it. If you can see these two pocket type spaces, you can proceed to the next step. The flap which was sticking out now needs to be tucked into the area farther away from it. After properly doing pushing the flap in the space, you must press the whole newly created top with your thumb. This would allow the opening to be tightly closed and ‘sealed.’ This leaves no area for any humidity to affect the freshness of the cereal, and thus, it can be stored for longer periods.
Some Do’s and Don’ts
Although this may appear to be a relatively simple process, it can become complicated if some of these guidelines are not followed. Firstly, all the folds and creases must be made tightly using the thumb and forefinger. Enough pressure should be applied so that they do not open up by themselves. Secondly, this tactic is going to be mainly applicable to generic cereal boxes, which are made out of regular paperboard. If your cereal has custom cereal boxes that are made from rigid or corrugated packaging, this might not apply to your box. Lastly, before sealing the box, make sure that the foil or packet in which the cereal is packed is also tight, and no extra holes or openings are present in them.
If the aforementioned steps are followed in the right order, and the special guidelines are abided by, it is highly probable that the box would be sealed in a right manner, and you would not have to complain about soggy cereals again.