Shredding your mail......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Quick and easy solution if you don't have a shredder - tear off all identifying data and holding it in the palm of your hand, run warm water over it, smush your hand into a fist - instant papier-mache. Most of the inks will run but even if they don't, the paper disintegrates, toss the squeezed ball into the trash. Some of the coated papers won't disintegrate so those I shred.

    A reminder, when you are tearing the address off catalogues, don't forget the order form inside - it always has your name and address. I never put my name and address in the trash, even on junk mail.
  3. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    One thing not a real issue here, aside from not enouph credit for anyone to get a card or anything in my name is the fact we dont have trash pickup so all our trash gets burned anyway and if they are going through our burn pile they just might get in between me and that raccoon I was trying to shoot. :D
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Great tip, RH!! I'll share that with my apartment-dwelling friends.

    I'm fortunate enough to have a wood stove, so (like mm), I burn everything.
  5. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks, good tips.
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    No shredder here just a woodstove :D
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    best way
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