To shred or not to shred, that is the question. As a Golden Rule, shred anything that includes your –
- Social Security Number
- Account Information
- Personal Identifying Information
And always shred –
- Credit Card Offers
- Financial Documents (monthly bills, taxes, and credit card statements)
- Medical Information
- Legal Information
While you’re at it, consider the many ways to shred. Whether you’re a shred-a-poolza kind of person or shred just a bit, I’ve got you covered. These are not your average shredders. No big black boxes here.
You can cut it by hand with these scissors from Restoration Hardware.
Or shred it in style with this option from Poketo. Shredding never looked so good.
This skinny mini can shred. For real.
Sleek. So hot. This portable guy from Japanese designer group, Yuen’to fits over your trashcan and then can stylishly stored on a shelf.
When you have high volume, you need to know when to call in the professionals. Drop your papers at FedEx / Kinko's, Staples, or OfficeMax near you. On average at these vendors, it costs about 79 cents to shred about ream of paper.
Happy shredding, friends!