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I am a person who shreds all of my paper with my address on them and here are some hints what I do with it.

  • I save all zip lock bags after many uses when I want to send a package I fill those bags with shredded paper put a note in the package and ask the recipient to save and use in the same way.
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  • I line the bottom of my kitchen trash bag with shredded paper to absorb any moisture.

Hope these hints will help. Have a wonderful day.

By Letageraldine from Tucson, AZ

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Both great ideas, thanks. I also use shredded paper on my garden compost heap and in the wormery to absorb excess moisture and to keep the worms from freezing in the winter months.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

You can shred wrapping paper and use that as filler in a gift bag. It's nice and colorful.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

I hope you win,what a great idea. I have scrunched up paper when packing parcels but this is so much tidier for the sender and the sendee. LOL Also I put newspaper in the bottom of my recyclable box to soak up any liquid but its just one section of the newspaper and i find it bulky to put in the trash after. so this is the perfect idea. only. I just emptied my shredder yesterday, now I will have to start over. If only I had received this idea yesterday. LOL Good luck,

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

I make bricks for our woodstove. I collect shredded paper from any sources I can. I put it in a giant tub and cover it with water. I let it absorb the water for about 3 or 4 days. Then I squeeze the paper together either by hand or using a mold made just for this purpose. Let them dry in the sun (in the summer) or on a tray near the woodstove (winter). I make as many any as can during the summer for winter use!

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

I use my shredded paper to mix in with my potting soil. It helps hold the moisture in for my tomato plants.

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August 27, 20160 found this helpful

Great idea!!!

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Did not think my cats would take to it, but I tried it out in one of my 3 litter boxes. I have 3 cats, and 1 cat uses it all the time, the other 2 do not, but even so it helps me save some money on cat litter. I attached a photo of Mya, the one who uses it.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Good idea! But if you are doing this to thwart identity theft & privacy, aren't you defeating the purpose by relying on your friend to only send these baggies of shredded paper to only trusted people. What I mean if someone is trying to steal your identity can maybe put the shredded pieces back together. You never know anymore. Just my humble opinion.

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November 5, 20160 found this helpful

I cross cut shred mine. They'd have a hard time putting in together. Although I'm sure they're are programs that can do it. :o)

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April 7, 20100 found this helpful

I take my shredded paper to my local humane society, they use it for bedding for the animals. just make sure there aren't any staples.

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