Post # 1
I just wanted to ask if everyone here has a paper shredder in their household?
If not, how do you protect your private and personal documentation?
Up until now I’ve always just shredded my personal documetnation with a pair of scissors.
I am looking into purchasing a shredder, but would like input on a recommendable brand.
Post # 3
My parents have a pretty good one and when I lived there I used theirs all the time. Now I just rip things, but a paper shredder is definitely on my list of things to buy. I don’t know the exact brand, but from experience with both my parents and various ones from my old workplace, I’d say if you’re going to get a paper shredder, don’t get a low quality one (aka, the cheapest…~$20-$30 range). I don’t think there’s a need for super expensive ones but the cheap ones jam OFTEN and it is SO FRUSTRATING! Get one that’s in the $50-$60 range and you should be set! They have them at Staples, Office Max, etc. This reminds me that FH and I need to get one!!
Just curious why this is in the invitations board, are you worried about identity theft from your invites?
Post # 4
Moved your post to the lounge 🙂
We’ve not got a paper shredder, but if I’m really worried about something I would just put it in the "confidential" shredding bin at my work.
Post # 5
I actually got a great Fellowes one from Costco. It’s nice and heavy duty and was around $80, which were were okay with for the peace of mind. The same one we saw that same day at Staples and Office Max for about $40 more so we thought it was a good deal.
Post # 6
I’m completely paperless & anything that comes in the mail that is somewhat important I put in a pile and cut up like a million times in different directions- yes, a shredder would be easier but I really don’t get that much mail and I’m really cheap.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
Make sure you get a cross-cut shredder.
Post # 8
Yes I do. It’s too easy for someone to steal your identity via your trash, even if the possibility is slim…or so you think.
Currently, i just collect it in a big brown bag in one of my spare bedrooms, then have a shredding party. Mine just does strips, but then i drop them in the other way to chop them up a little more. It was free, otherwise I was going to buy a cross-cut shredder that chops up credit cards, too, and other junk like that.
Often i make sure I put my trash out in separate batches so you can’t just piece it all together from one trash bag.