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Soak, Don’t Shred, Confidential Papers

Soak Your Papers

Here’s an idea if you have a large amount of paper that needs to be shredded and have a small shredder that can handle only so much or the motor gets hot if it runs too long. I used this method to destroy old checks when we changed addresses.

Fill a sink up with water and place all the papers in there then wait a few hours they will turn to mush. Stir them around and squeeze them out with your hands, then place them into a plastic bag for the trash. This soaking method takes a lot less time then shredding and completely destroys the confidential information.

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2 Responses to “Soak, Don’t Shred, Confidential Papers”

  1. Carol says:

    I like the way you think!

  2. Moderne says:

    I place the wet mass in the recycling bin with the rest of the papers. Or if you really want to get creative, knead the mass with some plaster of Paris and then sculpt it into a bust of your dog. Paint and give as a gift to your financial advisor.

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