By: Revanche

Gadgets and Doodads

January 12, 2009

In the quest to purge, purge and purge, I’ll need a few items to maintain a (relatively) paper- and clutter-free existence.

Thus far, through the generosity of friends with technology, I’ve scanned and shredded over twenty pounds of documents from 2004 to 2008. All credit card, banking – both checking and savings- statements, and most bills were switched to paperless billing. A few things like insurance, municipal utilities and rent aren’t online, so a modest stack of that stuff is piling up again.

So, item number one: a scanner. If the printer my relatives gave me two years ago, and my dad commandeered, has a scanner, I’m going to take it back and check that off the list.

Number two, a shredder. Hadn’t budgeted for this yet but should purchase one sometime before my move, or just after. Whenever/however that turns out, that is.

Number three was a media card reader but this was crossed off after I bought a laptop that came equipped with a card reader. Should test it out, then, pictures will return to the blog!

2 Responses to “Gadgets and Doodads”

  1. Instead of a shredder you can try making a ‘bath’ of hot water, shredding the paper in there, and then squishing them together to make paper balls.

    Then just toss them or use them to play in the backyard for catch.

    Anyway, the point is that you cannot peel the paper off to read anything on there because it’s ‘sealed’ together and will rip at the slightest pull.

    Cheaper than a shredder, more cost effective.

    Unless you want to use that shredded stuff to pack when you’re moving.

    Fabulously Broke in the City
    Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver…

  2. Revanche says:

    FB: Cheap AND effective, I like! And good old scissors would probably do the trick for credit cards.

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