Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring Clean with Fellows

A couple of years ago, I went through all my old files and pulled things I needed to shred. This is all the paperwork I pulled:
As you can see, lotsa papers to shred.

When I was all finished, here's the end result:
roughly 12 bags worth of shreds.

By the time I was done, our poor shredder was screaming for help, and I was wishing for a new shredder. :)

One2One Network came to me with a project for the Fellows P-12C Cross Cut Shredder. I so wish I had one of these when I was having shredfest.

The Fellowes P-12C paper shredder is a durable, innovative and affordable machine. With Fellowes’ industry-leading technologies, the P-12C provides high-security and is safe for family environments.

* To ensure high-security against identity thieves, the P-12C features Cross-Cut technology, which destroys a single sheet of paper into nearly 399 particles.

* The P-12C also includes Fellowes’ patented SafeSense technology, which disables the shredder when it senses hands or large pets come too close to the paper opening.

* The P-12C can also shred staples, credit cards and paper clips to help speed up your spring cleaning process.

* Its slim profile design allows the P-12C to fit in any office environment, including under desks or in kitchens and other rooms.

The P-12C has a suggested retail price of $89.99 and is available at Target Stores nationwide.

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Since warm weather is just around the corner and most people/businesses are about to start file purging, Fellows has provided the following tips to help the Spring Cleaning of your files.

Spring Cleaning Tips to Protect from Identity Theft

The Identity Theft Resource Center recommends their

Top 5 Tips for spring cleaning the home office:

  • Begin with the Basics: Sort through the piles of paperwork on your desk and in your office drawers. Place them into two categories: ‘save’ and ‘shred.’
  • Proper Storage: Organize the "save" pile into labeled folders and be sure to put anything confidential into a fire-proof lock box. The "shred" pile should be properly disposed of with a Cross-Cut shredder, such as a Fellowes P-12C.

Cross-Cut technology is an important feature for a shredder because it provides high security, destroying confidential information into unidentifiable pieces. Equally important are enhanced safety features, such as Fellowes' SafeSense technology, which shuts the machine down when hands come too close to the paper opening, which is so important if you have children.

  • Get a Digital Makeover: Refresh your home office computer by deleting files you no longer use and backing-up important data onto an external hard drive. Clean out your inbox and change all passwords. Refreshing your computer is a good practice to follow throughout the year as well.
  • Make Life Easier: Plan ahead by purchasing organizational tools for your desk, such as computer risers or file folder holders. This will help clear clutter from your desk top while keeping things within arms reach.
  • Freshen Up: Get rid of dust and germs that easily build up on office equipment such as keyboards, telephones and cabinets. You'll feel instantly more productive with a clean workspace.
Disclaimer: I received information about this project from the One2One Network. No compensation was received and all opinions are honest and true.

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