Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring Cleaning Beyond The Dust

With spring arriving shortly (thank goodness!) it's usually a "new beginning", so often we scrub, mop and dust to start fresh. Starting off anew also means reorganization and decluttering of everything even down to the home office. I'm so guilty of this right now, I'm in dire need of some decluttering. Here is a picture of what is going on in my home office right now....

As you can see this is a box FULL of mail and papers that need to be shredded. I am a pretty busy mommy so of course I threw it in the box to get to it later and well, later never came. I worry about my identity being stolen so I prefer to shred rather than just throw it away or recycle.

The Fellowes P-12C paper shredder would definitely do the trick here, plus it's safe for families with children.

photo courtesy of Fellowes site

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

4 gallon bin

Sometimes it can be so overwhelming when starting a spring cleaning project like a home office but if you follow these 5 top tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center it should help make it a smooth process

1. 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.’

2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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

To get your Fellowes P-12c
Target is selling this product for $84.99. This handy dandy shredder shreds 12 pages per pass so this means less time at the shredder and more time enjoying SPRING!!

**Disclosure: I am working with the One2One Network and Fellowes as part of a campaign project where I'm eligible for prizing. All opinions are my own.

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