We have a little home sized shredder designed for little jobs like shredding bank account statements, old bills, credit card receipts etc.
It's not exactly built for shredding piles and piles of files, so today's shredding exercise may take me a while.
Yes, I am still de-cluttering (see yesterday's post).
Now I'm trying to clean out the filing cabinet of paperwork from past clients, the original manuscripts of my books (which are now published) and a bunch of bits and pieces that no longer serve me any purpose.
I am creating a rather large new pile. The pile of shredded paper.
What the hell do I do with this pile?
14 uses for shredded paper:
- Line your guinea pig or rabbit hutch, or even your chicken coop, with shredded paper instead of straw.
- Use it for your paper-mache creations
- Make your own paper
- As the base for a no dig veggie garden
- Add it to your compost
- Use it instead of cotton wool for seed starters
- As stuffing for a scare crow
- As packing to protect delicate items that are boxed up
- Scent it with essential oil to make drawer freshener sachets
- Donate it to an animal shelter for dog/cat bedding
- Add it to your kitty litter
- Use it to line gift or Easter baskets
- For art projects for kids - it makes great hair!
- Keep it clean and take it to your recycling centre.
So there you have it.
There's plenty of things we can do with our shredded paper.
Will I be doing any of them?
Mine will probably end up as compost or recycling. But it's nice to know there are plenty of other options if I had the inclination!
When was the last time you shredded?
What other cool uses are there for shredded paper?