Last night, I sifted through bags of junk mail, and a lot of it was the stuff you're not supposed to throw in the trash - you know, credit card solicitations and offers to lower your mortgage interest rate.
Identity thieves could be skulking around my back alley right now trying to be me! Yikes!
Now, I do have a shredder. The confetti holder part of it was full. When i tried to empty it into a trash bag, most of the contents spilled onto the rug.
So, instead of shredding all of the solicitations for credit, I simply took the business reply envelopes, inserted the stuff they mailed me, sealed the envelopes, and sent the stuff back to them.
It was easier than shredding and each one took about thirty seconds to handle - my shredder is slower than that.
I'm not sure how much the mortgage people and credit card companies have to pay every time someone uses a business reply envelope - I think it's a couple of bucks. And if everyone started to do what I did, might it discourage the junkers?