Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: Shredder in the Kitchen

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for another "Works for Me Wednesday" tip, as hosted by the blog carnival at We Are THAT Family. See this week's Works for Me Wednesday here.

A few months ago, I decided to be more proactive about protecting my family's identity. To do so, I realized that I needed to shred as much personal paper mail as possible. Because our hometown has a great, integrated recycling program, it's easy to recycle paper. And because we have a recycling bin in our kitchen, I have no excuse!

What works for me is keeping a shredder in the kitchen. It's nothing expensive, just a portable 6-page shredder that I can easily store in a kitchen drawer. [I think I spent around $20 on it 5 years ago.] When I have a stack of paper that has filled that same drawer, I put my toddler to work. After months of instruction, he can now safely shred, keeping his fingers away from the cutter. Believe me, I don't leave the room when he's doing it, but I've found it's a great activity for him to do while I'm preparing a meal.

Works for me!
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1 comment:

Christy said...

Way to start them young! LOL! Great tip.