There are a variety of ways that you can protect your identity. Today, I’m going to discuss one of them: using a paper shredder.
Years ago, I purchased my first paper shredder and I learned the hard way that an inexpensive paper shredder would cause me frustration and waste my time. I share some of the story in this short video:
Here is some more useful information on protecting your identity, including WHY it’s so important:
My parents use the phrase “you get what you pay for” often. I am learning that in many cases, this is the truth. Thank you, Mom and Dad for giving me that sound advice and modelling by example. What I have learned with paper shredders is to invest in a good quality one or don’t invest in one at all! Seriously. The frustration and amount of wasted time you will experience if you choose an inexpensive, cheap quality model is not something that I would wish on anyone.
The Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder is definitely a top quality and money well spent, in my opinion. Because it has built-in safety features AND paper-jam free technology, this shredder is the perfect one for my home office. In full transparency, my kitchen is my office and my kitchen table is my desk, you get the picture.
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The first thing I shred are bills. I shred anything with my name and address on it.
Great strategy, Elaine! I hope you will join us tomorrow for the Twitter party!
Great plan, Kimberley! Will you be joining us tomorrow at noon for the Twitter party?
Anything with my info on it
Good plan! Hope you will join us at the Twitter Party!
The first thing I would shred would be bills that are paid off
YES!!! That would feel good too, right? Hope to see you at the Twitter party on Wednesday at NOON EST!
I would shred my old bills and banking info.
Great plan! Good luck. Hope you will join us on Wednesday at noon EST for the Twitter Party!
I have a stack of work papers that need to be shredded, those would go first
I would shred my old tax returns that I no longer need to keep first.
I would shred my husband’s old pay stubs first. I just gave him crap yesterday for putting them in the recycle box, and I picked them out. Was going to save them till I bought a shredder, then say this giveaway. Kismet, maybe?!
I would shred my credit card statement.
Old tax returns, old bank statements and then anything with my name and address on it. I’m afraid that I won’t be joining the twitter party as I suck badly at them. LOL
I would shred credit card stuff and old bank stuff
my old tax returns for sure
I have so much…. old bills, credit cards old income tax…. I need to do a good cleaning.
I would shred old utility bills, old tax returns
a bunch of credit card receipts. thanks
If I’m the lucky winner, would start with shredding our old income tax submissions, old bank & visa statements, credit card receipts, utility bills,
I would shred our old tax documents first.
i would shred all the old bills, statements , envelopes with names/addresses on them.
I would shred my old tax returns.
Credit card statements
I would first shred my old household bills.
I would shred all of our bills and bank statements first.
Every year, I make a point of shredding household bills and credit card statement.
I would shred old bank statements and credit card statements! Sorry, I can’t make your Twitter Party – I’ll be at work. 🙁
I would shred some old tax returns.
Old bill statements
I would shred old bill statements
I would shred our visa bill
I would actually give this to my nephew. He is turning 17 and has downs. He finds therapy in shredding paper. He loves to do it
All the junk mail I get.
I would shred old bills with my name and address on them
We are pretty caught up on our shredding except maybe old tax returns.
I would shred my bills!!!!
I would shred my old taxes document first.
I would shred our old business papers
I would shed our old old taxes first!
I would shred, my oldest documents first, we still have papers from when we were first married, then we would go thru the boxes of paperwork we inherited from our parents.
Iwould shred old bills and old tax papers.
Anything with indentifying info on it such as income tax and banking
anything with our name and address, we have a box that needs to be shred, old bills
Hubby would jump on shredding paid bills!!
My shredder bit the dust quite a few years ago so I actually take all my banking and personal papers to work and use the huge shredder that they have..I tend to save up a stack
I keep a box near my computer desk. It gets filled with anything that needs to be destroyed. So the first thing I would shred is my mail that has personal information on it.
The first things I would shred is past student’s mark sheets, old pay stubs, etc.
the small little pharmacy tags would get shredded first. i hate those!
I guess the one that is on top of the pile sitting there 🙂
All my banking papers
I would shred old bills
I would shred my utilities statements & old bills for renters insurance & bank statements.
I would shred all my old banking statements!
I would shred receipts
I would shred my banking statements and insurance paperwork.
I would shred all of my school documents, now that I have finally graduated!
I would shred all my bank statements.
I would shred all my bank statements
I have old tax documents of over 10 years that I would love to shred!
CREDit card statements.
I would shred my old tax documents first.
I would shred some old utility bills.
All my bills , any paper work with our personal info !
Shredding all old bills & tax info and anything with personal info on it that is not needed anymore
I would shred old receipts.
I would shred old bills
I would shred all of our important information…(Bills, bank statements, old tax info)
I would shred old credit card bills!
I would shred old bills
I have so many old bills and personal documents being stored in bags around the house. This need to get shredded and get out. lol
old credit card bills
I would shred my old credit card statements and old pay stubs
I would Shred Everything that has my name and address on it. I am tearing them up by hand now, but that never really works as well as a Cross-Cut Shredder.
old pay stubs
I would shred my old credit card bills!
my bills and claims
Old bills, and credit card statements.
I would shred anything that has to do with my banking or credit cards
Anything letters with identification on it as well as envelopes.
Basically the pile that has been siting in the corner separated from the actual recycling in my room. Mostly bank statements and credit card ones too. Don’t even get these in the mail anymore as I have gone paperless so let’s just say I am long overdue to shred and declutter.
Credit card applications that I didn’t ask for!
A whole bunch of piled up paperwork!
I would shred all the unwanted mail that comes to my house with my name and address on it
I would any personal documents and papers such as cred card bills and other old bills.
I would shred all outdated credit card receipts.
I would shred all my 2016 bills . lol
applications for credit cards
I would shred bank statements or bills
I would shred all of our bills.
I would shred my revenue canada papers that are no longer needed and any personal documention i have. Sure could do a lot of clean up with a trusty shredder.
I would shred bills and credit card statements!
I would shred government documents and utility bills
Old tax returns, credit card & other bills!
I would shred banking and credit card info first! 🙂
I would start with shredding my old bills.
First thing I would shred is bills and credit card statements that have built up over time sitting in a box collecting dust
I would shred any revenue canada papers and a few others I have hanging around first. My family would use this regularly.
I would shred all my Canada tax documents from years ago.
I have access to people’s private data, that I would be shredding.
Definitely OLD tax records no longer needed.
I would shred our old bills and tax rexords
I would be shredding my mom’s income tax and other personal papers as I have stored them for a couple of years.
I would shred old bills and documents that aren’t needed. Thanks!
I’d shred old bills and bank statements.
First things I would shred are bank and credit card statements
I would shred my bank statements.
Credit card info
I would first shred all evidence and anything that might incriminate me. 😉
old credit card bills!
I’d shred my work documents!
All my Revenue Canada documents
Receipts and Anything with my name on it…i have 3 recycling bags full so I’d start with those!
I would be shredding old bills and statements.
I would shred old tax documents
I would shred old credit card statements
I would start with old pay stubs.
First things I’d shred is all my mail. I’d save so much time ripping off my name and other info I usually do by hand.