Every time you throw out a bank or credit card statement, you probably destroy the part that has the account number and toss it into at least two different trash bags. You would not have to do that if you had the Handheld Paper Shredder. This exceptionally handy, cordless shredder is perfect for receipts, junk mail and other personal papers that pile up daily. For mobile checking fans, it's the ideal way to destroy live checks after they have been deposited remotely via smartphones. If you already have a larger, electric shredder, the hand held shredder is the perfect companion for the lighter loads that build up in pockets and purses. Sturdy construction that can handle loads and loads of shredding it is cordless and runs on 4AA batteries (not included). Its compact size allows you to store it neatly in cupboards, drawers or anywhere your mail and receipts pile up in your home.