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How Can I Destroy Paper Documents At Home Without A...

New postby Madonna » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

How can i destroy paper documents at home without a shredder or by burning?

Is there a liquid solution i can pour on boxes of documents i want to destroy. it will take too long to shred, i don;t want to pay to have them shredded, and i can't burn. i don't want to sit and tear each document.

i want something fast and easy.
you should never burn large amount of paper in a fireplace, the paper increases the buildup of creosote, carbon materials in chimneys from wood-burning fires.
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New postby German » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

For about $35.00, you can call a pro shredder. Look in the yellow pages.
They come to your home with a big truck that has a big shredder built in.
You can watch everything they do, and it is fast.
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How can I destroy my documents without a shredder?

New postby Marianna » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

I'm trying to dispose of hundreds of bank statements, bills, etc. but I don't have a shredder. Is there another way?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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New postby Corine » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

Go buy one.

Either that, or do you have a fireplace?
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What's the quickest way to securely destroy personal...

New postby Han » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

What's the quickest way to securely destroy personal documents?

I save check stubs, credit card statements, utility/phone bills, etc. for at least 6 months just in case i need them. I tend to go in and clean all the old stuff out at once, maybe 2-3 times a year. Obviously, i don't want to throw this away intact or somebody may hijack my identity. Does anyone have a quick effective way of destroying stuff like this in bulk (5-10 pounds at a time)? I have a shredder, but it takes a long time to shred through all of this and i'd rather not fry the motor. I would prefer not to burn the stuff for environmental reasons.

For those of you who are suggesting a switch to paperless, i have already gone this route for my bank statements and, more recently, my paychecks. I'm getting there, little by little, but I still get lots of paper receipts that need to be properly munched.

Thanks in advance for cool answers, and i will gladly give a "best answer" to the coolest.
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New postby Fabiola » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

Get a shredding service. The best deal I know of is Ship 'n' Shred. They will pick it up at your house by the 30 pound box.
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How to I destroy financial documents from my PC?

New postby Kimbra » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

Will using software in my McAfee security centre do it?
If I am getting rid of my PC will formatting the hard drive do it?
Will files deleted from a certain area securely possibly still be viewable in other areas?
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New postby Makeda » 23 Oct 2012, 05:55

I use BCWipe.
You can get a trial version from
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