It took me awhile but I eventually decided to review a paper shredder. I'm slightly paranoid that someone will steal my identity from the bazillion credit card offers I get in the mail daily. I always try to remember to tear them up before throwing them away but it probably wouldn't be hard for someone to patch it back together if they really wanted to.
I received the paper shredder and put it together which was super easy because it is basically a little trashcan you set the shredder on top of. I happened to have one of those annoying credit card offer on hand so I fed it into the machine and watched it shred through the little window on the machine. I can't even begin to describe how immensely satisfying it was to shred something. As soon as it was done I jumped up and scoured the house for something else to shred. I'm not sure why, but it was a fun thing to do.
The machine does all the work. All you have to do is turn it on and put the paper in the opening. The shredder then sort of grabs hold of it and brings it on through (kind of like a printer does to paper). There is also a reverse button on it. I guess that it for if there is a jam or something. I haven't had to use it yet so I'm not sure. If you don't own a paper shredder you should! Other than burning bills and things with your info on it the best way to get rid of it effectively is to shred it...plus it is just fun. I feel a bit safer (and less paranoid) now that I can shred my mail instead of just ripping it up by hand.
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I was provided a gift code to purchase this item for review. Any opinions expressed are my own.