Saturday, June 12, 2010

Paper Shredders: From Furry to Functional to Fantastic

If you want a "pretty, fuzzy paper shredder," Purrrpl_Haze / Hazel I. has just the shredder for you. No, you can't have Minky - but you can certainly get a Minky equivalent. [photo licensed under Creative Commons]

But if you want a more reliable shredder - one that shreds just the things you want shredded - you can get something like the Fellowes shredder I own - which you can buy for much less than the price listed on the Fellowes web site. And there are plenty of less-expensive shredders that might suit your needs just fine, too. Monica Ricci writes about some things to consider when selecting a decent shredder.

shredders in colors: green, pink, etc.

If you don't like the standard shredder look, you might want to consider the Conof shredders, sold here.

coffee table that functions as shredder

Want something very special? You could get the Papervore coffee table - a coffee table that's also a shredder - which is sold by Voos Furniture. [via Apartment Therapy]

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Oddest Shredder Ever
Update: Six More Shredder Options
Shredders: Getting a Good One


Cynthia Friedlob said...

Well, this is *it*. The Papervore coffee table will be hard to top! Furniture that's functional and amusing = brilliant! Brava to you for finding it.

Pam Walter said...

These are all much more attractive than my "fits over the plastic trash bin" model.

Undead Molly said...

I do volunteer work for a small non-profit where they are always having trouble with their paper shredder. I'll have to suggest that the executive director bring his two cats in and let them do the job instead! Or I could loan him our three cats who do a great job on rolls of toilet paper and paper towels when they manage to get their paws on them.

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia, I'm glad someone else is as taken with the Papervore as I am. I agree that this one is going to be hard to top!

Pam, attractive is nice - but functional is critical. If your shredder at least works - doesn't jam all the time, and shreds well enough (preferably into small pieces, not just strips) - you're ahead of many people.

Undead Molly: I'm lucky - none of my cats are into shredding the toilet paper.