I'm glad I'm not the only one, Shimrod. We bought an electric shredder. (In our old house we had a log fire, and could burn stuff even in summer by just lighting it in the grate) That shredder seems to shred morning noon and night. As you say, mostly bumph. And none of it strictly necessary. I do as much as I can online, but still the avalanche of paperwork arrives. I've got into the habit of going through the large filing cabinet every two months and shredding as much as possible. If not, you can hardly close the drawers. Our recycle bin is awash with shredded blasted paper. Totally mad!