Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Clean Your Home Office This Spring

Spring cleaning is more than washing windows, dusting, washing walls, etc... It includes cleaning out and organizing your home office. From uncluttering office space to shredding confidential paper documents.

Fellowes has created a cutting-edge shredder that features enhanced technology to protect you from identity theft, one of the country's fastest growing crimes, and also includes safety features that protect children and pets from injury. 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.

5 Great tips from The Identity Theft Resource Center for spring cleaning the home office:

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. 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.

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.

Disclosure: I'm a member of One2One Network and I posted for a chance to win a prize.


  1. This is a nice shredder. I bought one about a month ago and have used it lightly, but it is a powerful shredder. I don't even take the junk mail out of the envelope now, I just shred the whole thing. I wish it was quieter, but outside of that, I am glad I bought a tough one.

  2. There is a need to clean the home and office.Office has a lot of paper and old files that need to be cleaned so that there is dirt and dust and mold and pests.