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I love the freezer drawer upcycle! Doesn’t work for Americans, as most of ours don’t look like that, but now that I know next time I’m abroad I’ll be keen on the side of the road instead of the sights Oh, that is if Demi ever lets me travel again! Anyway, just wanted to put in my two cents about shredded paper — I believe most shredders leave very sharp edges, so I just wanted to recommend my life-changing discovery: the micro shredder! They are a more expensive, we got ours on sale for $55. However, the stuff is SO soft and you’ll see a return on that investment beginning in 2-3 months and then bedding is free for life. 

If you do go this route, remember the shredder is your investment and to treat it like a baby. Only give it normal printing-type paper or other thin paper, no cardstock or anything too thick. Nothing with glue on it and no staples. To save time, lay out your paper in advance, criss cross it to make picking it up easier and you can just go. One at a time even though the maximum is usually 5 sheets or so. I don’t shred commercial envelopes with the clear plastic address panel.

I put thicker paper like magazines and fancy junkmail at the bottom of her litter, then put the nice soft shredded bedding on top. We get so much junk and identity-providing stuff in the mail, this really makes it more eco-friendly and safe to dispose of! 

As the bunny goes, I add a bit more shredded paper on top rather than change it right away, because as Vienna mentioned it compacts a bit. When it comes time to change the litter, I find you need something to peel away the thicker bottom paper, so I just have a collection of sticks from outside to just use once and dispose. No waste! 

I attached pictures of the setup. Also I took a cue from Pinterest and bought the Ikea VARIERA bag dispenser for hay. I only need to change the fleece every 2-3 months as it doesn’t get very dirty…I just shake off the hay and little papers outside and put it through the wash. Demi’s cage doesn’t close as she has free run of the house, it’s one of those You&Me playpens. It took a while to hit on a setup that was easy and eco-friendly, hope this helps someone!