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Old 04-30-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A great idea here. //www.city-data.com/forum/16095133-post10.html

Tie the paper in a pillow case and wash it with your dark clothing. It pretty much makes most paper documents unreadable.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Where do you suppose the ink from the paper goes -- if it doesn't bleed-out onto your clothes? - Of course, they aren't your white clothes ... so perhaps nobody will notice. Honestly. If one is going to try something like this, why include either your dark or light clothes in the experiment?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Uh, how about a burn bucket in the backyard? Yes, you would have to buy a box of matches......
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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how about tearing the important stuff up small?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Uh, how about a burn bucket in the backyard? Yes, you would have to buy a box of matches......
yeah, id do this before stuffing a pillow with paper and running it in my washing machine. it seems like a crazy idea to me.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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A puppy?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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And here's a repair forum you can go to when your bag comes untied and you jam up the pump in your washing machine: Appliance Repair Forum - Free Service from Appliance Parts Pros Just make sure you have a set of tools and a shop vac before you make the attempt.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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A great idea here. //www.city-data.com/forum/16095133-post10.html

Tie the paper in a pillow case and wash it with your dark clothing. It pretty much makes most paper documents unreadable.
So you go to all that trouble and in the end you will still have some intact documents that won't be destroyed. Doesn't seem like that great of an idea to me.

Paper shredders are inexpensive and don't use much electricity. When you factor in the additional loads of laundry you will have to do over the course of a year because of the regular clothing that will be displaced by the bag-o-documents plus the potential for damage to the machine that has already been mentioned I don't see where you'd be saving anything.

And, as has also been mentioned, matches are really cheap.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Where I work, we have 3 60gallon sized bins for shredding. The Shred truck comes one a month. The company pays for 3 bins a month to be shredded, Regardless if they are filled or not. So our DataSecurity Staff encourage us to bring our personal paper we need to have shredded, and deposit them here @ work.

My Credit Union also provides a shred bin as one of its member services, but would have to drive 10miles to get there.
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