how do i toss financial documents easily?
April 10, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
i need to do a really deep cleaning of my living space.
posted by divinitys.mortal.flesh to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
i have lots of paper clutter, with a lot of bank statements, retirement statements, bills, etc.--things with personal information that make me worry about identity theft. as i've been cleaning, i've collected the sensitive stuff and then shredded it. but it's just too much to sift through and it slows down the progress to shred each item (the shredder can only handle a little bit at a time).
what can i do with all the "sensitive" items that will render them useless for identity theft? someone mentioned wetting the paper before i toss it, but that is sure to be a huge mess. i'll be tossing most of it into a building trash compressor. taking the stuff to a shredding company is not an option. please help me get the trash out of the apt as fast as possible. i want to toss stuff without feeling i'm being totally reckless with my personal life. thanks.