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Four Fun Uses for Shredded Paper

Now that tax season is over and everyone is spring cleaning, you may be shredding some papers that are no longer relevant. Instead of throwing them away, put the shreds of paper to good use. Here are four ways to use shredded paper.

Gift Baskets

Shredded paper is the perfect material for a decorative gift basket. It creates a soft foundation to lay even the most fragile gifts, like glass wear, or bottles of wine. You can even arrange the paper in the basket to give it a fancy look. Purchasing paper stuffing for gift bags or baskets can be expensive, so using the paper you were already going to shred saves you time and money. 

Pet Cages

If you’re out of bedding for your hamster or rabbit, shredded paper is a great alternative. Its soft enough where it won’t harm your pet, and it’s clean as well. When you purchase more bedding from a store, just place it on top of the shredded paper already in there. You can extend the life of the bedding you buy by mixing using shredded paper with it.

Fire Starter

One of the best parts of camping is enjoying food over an open fire. Whether you’re in your backyard, or out in the wilderness, cooking hot dogs, or marshmallows for s’mores is part of the experience. Shredded paper can help out when you’re building your fire. After you stack your wood, stuff your shredded paper in spots to help get the fire going. Spread it around and then light each area to make sure it burns evenly.   

Packing Material

Use shredded paper to protect items you mail, or anything you pack before moving. Styrofoam peanuts are messy and break apart. If you’ve ever opened a package and the peanuts get loose, they go everywhere. Ball up shredded paper and pack what you need. You can even stuff some sandwich bags with the paper to create cushions to avoid any mess.

Just like using shredded paper is a solution for a lot of things, SeaComm has a variety of financial solutions for you: Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC), personal loan, or a SeaComm Visa® Platinum. As a member, you might already be pre-approved for a personal loan or SeaComm Visa® through our loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™, which allows you to view and accept loan offers without having to come into a branch or fill out an application!

If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you will be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile app or NetTeller™ in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail. You have the ability to accept offers immediately by following the prompts, or by calling into our call center at (800) 764-0566. Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers! If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days.


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