Working on multiple goals with this one! We need a shredder desperately! We currently have two bags filled with information that needs to be shredded – and that doesn’t include what is hiding in the car and other places. Good-quality shredders are expensive, though, which has been keeping us from buying one. Don’t want to buy a POS that breaks before we get a quarter done, but are cautious of spending $75 on something, especially when we didn’t know how long it would take me to get a job. Now that I have one I think we can manage to buy one – the longest I can see waiting is for my first paycheck. But now it is a goal on 43T so I can’t forget about it as easily as I have been! 2 years ago
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Sad to say, but I have years worth of paper with personal information all over it. Bank Statements, paid bills, tax statements, business stuff. You name it, I got it and I don’t want to carry it around or store it any more.
This week I will buy a shredder, use said shredder and dump a bunch of shredded paper in the recycle bin. 5 years ago
told DH that I’d like a shredder, and this morning, he went out and bought me one! 6 years ago
I bought myself a cheapish one to start with. So far I’m more amused by the concept of shredding things, than I am enchanted with the concept that I will now be safer from identity theft.
*vroooom, chuck chuck chuck** says the paper-shredder. 7 years ago
Knowing that the credit-card applications that weren’t already intercepted at the mailbox won’t be intercepted in the garbage can either. 7 years ago
Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of my new paper shredder, happily munching on some personal banking statements. It’s one more step in an efficient home office and another way to protect me and my household from the dreaded identity theft. 7 years ago
Now, you’d think this would be an easy goal to finish. But noooooo. First, I put the brakes on spending because of a paycheck kerfluffle. (I just love that word, don’t you?) But I didn’t just sit around on my keister. (I must have a thing for “k” words today.) Instead, while I waited I did my research, looking for an inexpensive shredder that consumers considered reliable and suitable for my needs. Accomplished that—check. Then I looked online, to learn which of the brick-and-mortar stores in my carried that shredder. Check.
And then I finally got paid, so I went on a supposedly simple shopping trip. And….nothing. The lone store in the area, Target, that lists that shredder as available on its online site didn’t have the model at the store. Nore is it carried at Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Sears, etc. And since I don’t really like to shop, nothing frustrates me more than not being able to do a stop, shop and conquer.
Now, I could have bought another shredder, as I had listed alternate models. None were available at the lower end (just the ones which cost over $100). And I wanted to stick with my research model, a trait I inherited from my father. (Research, research, research, then buy, but don’t deviate from the list.) So instead, I went home and ordered the shredder online. If I’d just done this earlier I would have saved myself time and frustration.
Long story longer, I now own a paper shredder but it’s not yet in my possession. It’s en route from somewhere. I’ll officially cross this off my list when I’ve shredded my first paper. 7 years ago
I think I paid like 10 bucks for it at staples or office depot. Anyway, it’s not the fancy zig zag one-
just strips-so technically if you really wanted to, you could tape them back together (my credit rating would hardly be worth such a herculean effort). It was a great purchase and has reduced the amount of meaningless papers with personal information throughout my house. 7 years ago
Okay, I’ve looked at a bunch of consumer reviews and have decided on the shredder of choice. It’s the Royal 5-Sheet Crosscut Shredder (HT500X); it’s got consistent ratings (unlike the Fellowes shredders) and it’s less than $50. And it’s crosscut, which is good for the identity-theft issue. Now, all I need to do it actually find out where it’s sold locally. 7 years ago
I’ve been reading so many articles recently intended to instill the fear of identity theft into my consumerist soul—and it’s worked. So, in addition to opting out of all those credit-card offers and limiting the amount of paper that comes into my household which contain personal identification, I’m going to buy a paper shredder. And because I like technology, tools, and toys, I’m going to buy a big one. Soon. Just as soon as I do my consumer-report research.
Then I’ll have a field day trying to burn its engine. I generate so much paper waste, even though I’m trying to cut down on it, that I’m gonna have enough material to safely ship all my Christmas packages! 7 years ago