Confidential Shredding Bags - 5 Reasons Why They're Better Than Paper Shredders

16 March 2020

Need to shred confidential documents? Don't buy a paper shredder until you read this.

Need to shred confidential documents at home or in your office? Before you go out and buy a paper shredder, you may want to consider the advantages of using a secure, confidential shredding bag for your private documents. In fact, you will actually save time and money by using a shredding bag. And best of all, you'll also ensure that your documents are shredded using the most secure methods available.

1. Confidential Shredding Bags are More Secure

You probably already know that just throwing your confidential and private documents into your council-provided recycling bin is a not a good idea. That's because these bins are not secure, and you risk identity theft and loss of privacy. With a stack of confidential documents to dispose of, your first impulse may be to go out and buy a shredding machine at your local office store. However, this type of shredder is NOT recommended for secure document destruction. Most of these machines use a fairly basic kind of paper shredding known as 'strip cut shredding' - the paper is cut into thin strips that can actually be reconstructed by identity thieves. Bag-N-Shred's industrial quality paper shredding machines use a 'crosscut' shredding method that is impossible to reconstruct and destroys documents securely.

2. Secure Shredding Bags Reduce Clutter in Your Home or Office

Eliminating clutter and reducing the sheer amount of 'stuff' in your home is trending right now as more and more people are discovering the joys of living clutter-free. The paper shredding machines you can buy at your local office supply store are big bulky boxes that will sit in your kitchen, spare room, or home office unused for most of the time. A total waste of space because you're only going to need a paper shredder a few times a year, so there's no need to have a machine that sits in the corner gathering dust if you're using it so infrequently. In comparison, a document shredding bag is something you fill up and pop into the mail and it's gone.

3: Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable, and Renewable

We believe that it's only responsible to recycle 100% of all shredded paper. It's simply the right thing to do! By using a confidential shredding bag, you are directly contributing to making the world a better place. Your shredded documents will be turned in to recycled paper products such as cardboard boxes, toilet paper, hand towels, kitty litter and much more. You'll feel good knowing that you're closing the loop by recycling and reusing valuable resources.

4: Secure Shredding Bags Give You Back Your Precious Time

Most paper shredders you buy at an office supply store can only shred about 6 to 12 sheets of paper at a time. And you'll have to take out staples and paper clips as you go which can become quite tedious. If you have a large amount of paper to destroy this may take a large chunk of your weekend. Compare this to a secure shredding bag: just fill it and drop it in the mail! And you can fit up to 5 kgs of documents per bag, that's about 1,000 sheets of A4 paper-including staples and paperclips.

5: Business Expense vs. Depreciating Asset

If you're the owner of a small business, as a general rule, it's better to expense a cost rather than to depreciate an asset it because money has a time value. It's better to pay the small expense of a secure shredding bag vs. buying a shredding machine that you barely use. If you expense the item, you get the deduction in the current tax year, and you can immediately use the money the expense deduction has freed from taxes.

Need help with destroying your confidential documents? Simply order your Bag-N-Shred bag now for an affordable and environmentally friendly way to shred paperwork via Australia Post.

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