Fun with shredder scissors

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Welcome to my new favorite office supply: shredder scissors.

I had no idea such a thing even existed until I went to the MoMA store to pick up a Muji file box and saw this pair among the desk accessories. In the end, I opted for a cheaper model on Amazon, and I am very happy with the purchase.

The idea is pretty straightforward — there are 5 parallel blades that cut thin strips as you close the scissors.

Obviously, it’s not something you’d want to use to shred a 60-page document. But it’s absolutely ideal for shredding things like credit card solicitations and whatever other scraps of paper you want to keep private. (Which is great if, like me, you’ve chucked your big electric shredder deep into your basement since it takes up too much space in your office.)

I imagine there are also plenty of crafting applications if you wanted to fringe the edge of a card, or even make your own confetti.

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