Fellowes ShredderThe Fellowes’ P-12C paper shredder is a durable machine that helps stop identity thieves in their tracks by shredding confidential paper documents into nearly 400 particles with its Cross-Cut technology. It also features patented SafeSense technology, which automatically shuts off the shredder when hands come too close.

MY THOUGHTS

I have never owned a shredder, but I’ve often wished I had one. I seem to collect paper because it has personal information that I don’t want sent to the landfill for anyone to pick up and use. With a shredder, I can simply shred it and never worry about it again, so I was very happy to get the Fellowes P-12C.

I learned that this shredder is more than just a paper shredder. It shreds credit and debit cards too! And I had several to try it with, since they are something else I don’t want to just throw away. My kids and I had a great time shredding old bills, plastic cards and other papers. It is quick and easy and I love the safety features. I did find that the door is a little fussy to close after emptying, but with some jiggling we always manage.

I like that this shredder doesn’t just cut the paper into long strips. It cuts it into strips and chops the strips every couple of inches, so it would be nearly impossible to piece them together. That offers real peace of mind, especially with all of the concerns with Identity Theft these days. You too can own a Fellowes P-12C through my giveaway. Keep reading to find the entry guidelines.

SPRING CLEANING TIPS

Fellowes, Inc. and the Identity Theft Resource Center recommend their top-5 tips for spring cleaning the home office:

o    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.’

o    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.

o    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.

o    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.

o    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.

BUY IT

Get your own Fellowes P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder with SafeSense – Black (3401001) from Amazon for $89.99.

Enter to win

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*Contest closes at 10:00 pm EST on April 15, 2011. Open to Canada & US.

Winner will be contacted with the email left in the post and will have 24 hours to respond.

*I was provided with a shredder to try. My opinions are my own. The prize will be shipped by the sponsor.

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