It's a big but basic shredder. I've heard of even bigger, shred-ier shredders that pulp the paper so thoroughly that it comes out wet. Good for government shredding! I don't need this shredded that much. This will be plenty...and still satisfying.
I'm throwing out, recycling, and donating plenty of other stuff after today, too.
I had to take a break before I got too throw-away-happy, though. Being in purge mode can be dangerous, and I tried to be careful not to grab-and-trash, grab-and-trash, grab-and-trash. I'll never 100% subscribe to the theory that if you haven't touched it in six months, you don't need it; I've run into enough exceptions. Plus I naturally hoard, I mean collect, so yeah, I want to take advantage of actually feeling like I want to get rid of stuff but not Trash All The Things.
It helps that I can see progress. And I needed to feel helpful. The way I felt when I figured out earlier today how I'd managed to get $2.10 off in my checking account. Yes! I was helpful to me!
Now to take it easy with fewer things around me.
POSTSCRIPT! This is not an offer to help you purge stuff.