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Office Depot Tip: Shredders are not just suitable for the office. A paper shredder can be a great tool for your home office. There are lots of small models of shredders that fit over a small waste paper basket. Shredders can be useful in protecting your privacy. It's not safe to place personal paperwork into your recycling bin or trash bag. Shredding personal documents is the best way to ensure you won't be a victim of identity theft.
In landfill sites, many people's old mail is simply lying in piles of trash. Paper can take many years to decompose so your personal information could be easily read by someone months or even years after you've disposed of it.
Someone could take your personal information and use it to apply for credit, work some place with your social security number or create fake identification with your credentials.
Shred old bank statements, tax returns, personal letters and anything with your personal information on it.
Small home shredders are perfect and inexpensive.