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Clutter Video Tip: Best Tips on Buying & Using Shredders

Shredding isn’t just for snow boarders and guitar solos. We all understand the importance of shredding anything that might compromise our finances, identity, privacy, or reputation. But, have you thought about what to look for in a shredder? Watch this video (at and protect your good name. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)


Hi, I’m Lorie Marrero and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about shredding. Now, we all know we should be shredding anything that might compromise our finances, our identity, our privacy, or our reputation, so I want to share with you today a few tips about how to purchase a good quality shredder. That’s very important, otherwise you’ll be frustrated with it- burning up, or clogging, and you don’t want that. So, first thing you want to look for is a minimum of eight sheet capacity. This is why. If you have only two sheets of paper folded up inside an envelope you have two, four, six, and then eight sheets of thickness and if you ever want to be able to shred your junk mail without opening it, eight sheets is the minimum capacity you want to buy. You also want to look for safety features like a lock-out key for children and other features nowadays like credit card and CD shredding.

Most of us are pretty familiar today with the idea that we should be shredding, so it’s not so much a question of whether to shred or why to shred, but more of a question of where. They make these great smaller shredders now that fit in tiny living spaces like apartments or dorms or even if you want to put one of these by your back door where you come in with your mail like I do so that I can shred my junk mail here before it even gets into my office.

So, do you have problems managing paper? We have a team of organizing experts available seven days a week in our membership program where you have unlimited access and you can learn more at

So, see you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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Chris Edmonds

Human behaviour and the paper shredder you have will determine how securely your information is protected!
Our day at the office is “Information Rich & Time Poor”, just about everyone you ask will agree with this statement!
Selecting your new shredding solution need not be that complicated. By following these simple steps, you will be on your way to protecting your most important information without compromise.
Choosing the most suitable security level is one of the most critical steps in the selection process. Usually selecting a cross cut model is a step in the right direction. Officially there are 6 internationally recognised security levels with levels 3 & 4 the most popular by far, and for good reason. Because of the higher security, performance, durability, and waste reduction, this is the reason levels 3 & 4 are more highly demanded. Do you want a shredder that will shred pins, staples & paper clips, Credit Cards, ID Cards, Proximity Cards, USB Drives, CD’s, DVD’s & Blu-ray discs? How securely would you like your CD’s, DVD’s & Blu-ray’s shredded? What paper sizes do you need to shred? This will determine the feed entry, which range from around 220mm to 400mm.
Your “Outflow” of information is the other critical area to pay close attention to.
“Human Behaviour” usually gravitates toward the “Path of Least Resistance”. Choosing a shredder capable of easily matching your “Outflow” of information creates a “Path of Least Resistance”, easy and convenient. This is an attractive choice to the user being easy, straight forward and hassle free!
Shredders that are slow, overheat quickly and fill fast create a security risk being a “Path of Great Resistance” when it comes time to shredding. Often shredding will take place in burst’s, for example a hand full of papers or a full tray of paper to shred – If your shredder overheats quickly and is slow to complete the task, staff may just bin it and justify their actions due to having an inadequate paper shredder.


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