Shredding your paper work is a huge responsibility, but it is also necessary in order to make sure that your secure information is protected. A lot of people choose to use at home shredders due to the fact that they don’t have a whole lot of material that needs to be shred. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, there are just a few things you want to keep in mind with your paper shredder. If you haven’t purchased a home shredder just yet, my biggest recommendation is to get the biggest, cross-cut shredder that you can afford, and that will fit into your home. When you have a super small shredder, they are more likely to break. You also want the cross-cut because regular strips are easier to put back together.
Once you have a home shredder that you can use, one of the most important things you want to keep in mind is making sure that you only shred one or two pieces of paper at a time. This is to keep your shredder from jamming and to make sure that it continues to work properly. You will also want to make sure that you oil your shredder every month or so (depending on how often you use it). Always make sure that you unplug your home shredder when you aren’t using it. This isn’t just to protect small children or animals in your home, but also to make sure that your shredder isn’t being run when you don’t need it to be. If you follow these simple directions, your home shredder should be functional for quite a few years!