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Diapers: Your New Identity Fraud Protector (Works for Me)


I can’t remember where I read this nifty trick, but I love it! Next time Junior makes a stinky-poo, stash a little something extra in his dirty diaper. Take your cut up credit cards, or credit card offers from the mail — anything that a thief might root around in your trash for in an attempt to steal your identity — and put the bits and pieces in with the diaper. I guarantee they aren’t going to OPEN UP your dirty diapers to look for sensitive information.

This is part of the Works for Me Wednesday series. More great tips at WeAreThatFamily.

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9 Comments to

“Diapers: Your New Identity Fraud Protector (Works for Me)”

  1. On September 16th, 2009 at 8:58 am Melissa Says:

    Great tip! We don’t have any little ones in diapers, but we use our ickiest, stickiest, smelliest food trash to deter anyone who might dig through the trash.

  2. On September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 am Stefany @ ToBeThode Says:

    That is a great idea!!!

  3. On September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 am Morgan Koji Says:

    We also stick stuff in the cat box. Who wants to look through dirty kitty litter?

  4. On September 16th, 2009 at 11:25 am Kaye Says:

    I had heard this tip long ago and had forgotten it! How timely, as we now have a new daughter in diapers and I have two credit cards that are needing to go into the trash!


    By the way…found you from WFMW!

  5. On September 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy Says:

    That is a really, really great trip!! LOL

  6. On September 17th, 2009 at 8:00 am jen @ Happy Little Homemaker Says:

    Why didn’t I think of that?!? I love it!

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  8. On September 21st, 2009 at 1:23 pm 'Becca Says:

    That’s a great tip, for people who are using disposable diapers. In my house, we give confidential papers to our pet gerbils to shred. Not only do they make really tiny shreds in a matter of minutes, but they need nesting material anyway and this way we don’t have to buy it, and also the shreds can be composted after we clean the cage!

    But we can’t give the gerbils plastic, so when I cut up an old credit card I just put each piece in a different wastebasket. The odds of anyone being able to find the whole account number are tiny!!

    Oh, and also, we keep our garbage as minimal as possible so we don’t have to take it out until the collection day. That reduces the amount of time it’s available to anyone who’d want to dig through it–unless they’re willing to break into the house.

  9. On October 15th, 2009 at 1:19 pm Jennifer Says:

    This is great advice! I have a 2 year old who can make some of the biggest stinkies! We shred anything and everything, after shredding a credit card or whatever take it and put it in the diaper!


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