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Three Tips for Using Your Paper Shredder

If you have a paper shredder, you probably use it fairly often since it can help you protect yourself against identity theft. Using your paper shredder is pretty easy but it never hurts to get a few tips that can make the experience even easier while also prolonging the life of your device.

Here are three tips you can use:

Pay attention to your machine's shredding capacity. How many sheets can your shredder handle at once? Three? Ten? Fifteen or more? Your shredder has a set shredding capacity that you need to pay attention to. If you try to shred more than your machine can handle, the machine can jam up. And if you regularly exceed the shredding capacity, you might find that the shredder doesn't work as well as it did in the past.

Use shredder bags. Emptying your shredder's waste bin can be a hassle. It's way too easy to try to dump the shreds in a trash bin, only to end up with paper all over the floor. The best ways to get around this is by using shredder bags. You can line the interior of the waste bin with one and when it's full, just tie it off and recycle it. This will save you the hassle of getting out the vacuum cleaner to tackle the shreds on the floor.

Oil your shredder regularly.You shredder is like any other machine in that it needs to be maintained regularly. Oiling your shredder will help keep it in good shape. Just dribble some shredder oil on a piece of paper and run it through the device. Run the machine in reverse for 60 seconds and continue shredding. That's all you need to do.

Your paper shredder is a vital piece of equipment the can help you protect yourself against identity theft and other disasters. Hopefully these three tips will help you get the most out of your machine. Happy shredding!


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