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Old 07-19-2010, 11:28 AM   #61
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My way is to put it into a couple shopping bags, load it into my pack and take it to Annabella the cute woman at the commercial shred-shop. I practicaly lust for some more crap to fill up my bags sooner.

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You're way ahead oh me on this RE game. I've resisted having an office at home until now. The deep storage file cabinet is now deep in the back of the closet. Now that I got four pieces of furniture out, I'm planning on putting a functional office in the closet. My quarterly shredding takes only about a half hour after I retreive the shredder and re-arrange the furniture. Re-doing the closet could take weeks.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #62
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You are all so efficient! I need to work on sorting out what I can shred, or not (again).
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #63
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Back in the daze, I had a shoe box for paperwork. Now, I have a four drawer filing cabinet.
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The other day I was at the local grocery store and marveled at all the types of potato chips.
I've fixed that problem. I don't buy any!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #65
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I've fixed that problem. I don't buy any!
I didn't. I do buy potato chips once a year or so.
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It is true, that if you have the money to buy something, you then have to do the research to decide exactly what to buy.

But that is only stressful if you are in a hurry.

Now, I need to get back to populating my empty house.......

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I also enjoy the annual task of weeding out and shredding old financial records. It's a great feeling stuffing a couple of folders of paper through the shredding machine.
I'm doing this with over 20 years worth of financial records and wish I'd done it sooner. When younger, I saved all receipts and all real estate paperwork without giving thought to what could be tossed and what should be kept. I just kept everything. I'm now hanging on to the essential stuff and shredding everything else.

I'm looking forward to my tax returns becoming simpler as I age. It really is a good feeling to simplify!
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Yeah, when we got rid of our house, I spent days and two shredders getting rid of so many old files! You always wish you had done it years ago!

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Shredders, Pffft. What a waste of time and energy. Just throw it in the trash and enjoy a Margarita or something.
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Shredders, Pffft. What a waste of time and energy. Just throw it in the trash and enjoy a Margarita or something.
I always shred anything that has my social security number on, and while I'm at it, often also shred other documents with personal information on too.

However I'm well aware that I do this mainly for my own (false) sense of security. With all the forms I've filled out over the years with my SS number and other personal pieces of information - who knows where those bits of paper are now? Maybe some of them have been shredded, maybe others were just thrown in the trash, perhaps some are lying in stacks in some office or warehouse somewhere. All it takes is a dishonest employee somewhere to go on a binge collecting other people's SS numbers.

So I shred things to make myself feel as if I'm doing my small part to protect my information, fully aware that it's probably not helping much
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So I shred things to make myself feel as if I'm doing my small part to protect my information, fully aware that it's probably not helping much
Okay. It's the same warm fuzzy feeling I get from a Margarita. Another prime example of YMMV.
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heh heh heh - the shear joy of being a cheap SOB has to be experienced to be believed. .
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