The best paper shredder

Woman's hand opening best paper shredder
(Image credit: Fellowes)

Hunting for the best paper shredder? These handy devices have all sorts of uses, providing you with a valuable way to protect yourself from identity theft and financial fraud. It's always better to err on the side of caution and shred important documents that you no longer need to prevent anyone from seeing your private information. Plus, if we're honest, shredding is pretty fun. There's something cathartic about it. 

Paper shredders used to be big and bulky things, but these days are more compact and portable than ever. Don't worry about one taking up masses of space in your home or office; many of the best shredders are easy to tuck into a corner and keep out of the way. They'll also shred multiple sheets of paper at a time, and many can also handle thicker items like credit cards. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.