15 Creative Uses for Shredded Paper that You May Never Have Thought of

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Are you constantly tossing out junk mail or old newspapers? Do you shred private information like bank statement, old bills, or credit card statements?

If so, what do you do with the shredded paper afterward? If you don’t shred any of the above-mentioned items, maybe you should start for privacy sake and for recycling purposes.

But you may think, “I don’t do these things because I don’t want shredded paper everywhere.”

Well, I totally get it. In fact, I’ve been there but then my husband talked me into shredding our paper. I am happy to say that we have found many great uses for it.

Not only do I not have to worry about my private information ending up in the wrong hands, but I also take comfort in knowing that I’m utilizing what was once garbage to me.

Here are different ways to utilize your shredded paper:

1. Pack with It

The first option you can use shredded paper for is as packing material. I just got done with a large move so this is what came to mind first.

So if you are planning a move, don’t spend a fortune on packing materials. Instead, shred up yesterday’s newspaper and make it today’s packing material.

2. Sachet Anyone?

I had never heard of a sachet until my mother-in-law made me one for Christmas one year. It is a neat little pouch filled with good smelling items that you place in a drawer for a nice aroma.

Well, you can scent shredded paper with good smelling scents (like using perfumes or essential oils). Then place it in a pouch for a neat homemade sachet.

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