A comment that appeared when a question about the best paper shredders around arose,
“I have a shredder, but it chokes if I try to feed it more than six pages. When I have a lot of paper I want to shred, I put it in the sink and pour some water on it, and shape it into a giant ball, kind of like a gargantuan spit wad. If an identity thief wants to try to unpack it, more power to them.”
Great idea, don’t you think? We have a similar policy at home- recycling all the paper that has gathered around into lovely handmade paper (the advantages of going to art school is that you learn everything there is to learn).