I’ve been a little absent lately. My husband recently accepted a new job that includes a pay cut and a relocation so… I’ve been worn a bit thin lately trying to prepare for the move and rework our budget. It will all work out but in the meantime not much crafting is happening. Instead I spent over an hour today shredding documents from the past year. I’m not certain what you should shred but I shred everything with a name and address including offers for insurance, credit cards, requests from charitable donations, and loan offers.
You can actually learn quite a bit from shredding. For instance I learned-
1) Despite having signed up for electronic billing and notification from my credit card company and bank I get more “junk mail” from them then anyone else.
2) National Geographic REALLY wants my husband and I to subscribe again I think I shredded at least five “one more chance” offers from them to get a reduced rate.
3) I “don’t have” enough insurance, the right insurance, and I’m “paying too much” for my insurance
4) The Geico googly eyes are funny the first time and darn right annoying the tenth and eleventh.
5) American Express really wants my husband’s business (there were at least ten offers for him) but not mine. They have apparently figured out he does the spending and I do the saving 😉
6) The little prescription bottle stickers that have my SSN are a PAIN to shred
7) A year’s worth of shredding takes up a large garbage bag and it’s not recyclable (what’s up with that?)
8) As soon as you shred everything something will come in the mail that needs to shredded and the pile begins anew