1. Here Are 6 Pieces of Paper You Should Always Shred We all know that important documents need to be shredded, but many of us get lazy. We figure, ‘oh, it doesn’t really matter.’ It’s the old ‘it’ll never happen to me’ mentality. Conversely, many think otherwise: let’s shred everything. You can never be too safe, right? So which documents do you really need to shred, and why?