When working at home, clearing my credit card, bank statements, and bills etc, I usually just tore them up and threw them into the dust bin. But then I asked myself. "Is it safe enough? What would happen if somebody got hold of my documents? What could they do with them? Nothing good, for sure." At this time I thought it would be great to have a paper shredder. But electrical shredders are too big to put on my desk and it would take up space on the floor. If only I had something smaller, nice looking and serve the purpose that I could keep handy on my desk. Thus the "HandiShred was born.