Dec 152014

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fellowes Brands. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Every year when December arrives, my mind starts to think about organization.  Organization is one of those things that I always strive to achieve in the new year, but it can be quite overwhelming.  One thing that I have yet to organize is my mail.

2014 has been quite a year for John and me.  We bought our first home, got married, and I am 29 weeks pregnant with our second child.  Each of those things brings quite a lot of paperwork into this house.  Between the mortgage, insurance, tax papers and other monthly bills, and all the hospital bills that have started to come in for my pregnancy, we are just constantly buried in paperwork! 

In addition, since we bought our home, we have been completely bombarded with credit card offers in our mailbox.  Not only do I find these super annoying, but they also make me feel very uncomfortable.  I don’t want to just throw these away, because I think it is a safety concern to have credit card applications with our name and address on them floating around out there.

We have actually started to dread getting the mail because there is always just so much of it, and we tend to let it pile up for several days before we even go out to get it. 

We don’t have a good system for dealing with our mail once it finally does make it into our house either.  We deal with what we have to right away, and then we somehow end up losing important pieces of mail because they just end up scattered all over the house, instead of organized in one central place. 

We never throw any paperwork away either, because we are really concerned about our personal information being stolen, so we have paperwork hanging around that is several years old, adding to our disorganization.  It’s just a big mess!

In the coming year, we will be tackling this problem head on with the Fellowes  M-12C Shredder!  I am determined to get rid of all of the old and unnecessary paperwork in our home, in a safe manner, and never let it pile up again.

Fellowes Shredder The Fellowes M-12C Shredder has a slim profile design, which is great for us because we have a very small house.  The last thing I want to do is add more clutter to our home, so I am very pleased with the size of this shredder.  We have had this shredder for a couple of weeks now, and I absolutely love it!

Fellowes Shredder

In addition to being the perfect size for a home, the Fellowes M-12C Shredder has some really awesome features:

  • Cross-Cut blades that destroy 12 sheets of paper into approximately 302 particles per sheet for greater security.  The ability to shred 12 sheets of paper at once is so great!  That will save me so much time and help make organizing my paperwork a breeze.  I used to work for a law office, and our shredder was only able to shred 5 sheets of paper at once, and it took FOREVER. 
  • SafeSenseĀ® Technology which automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening.  I absolutely love this feature.  Kayleigh is 19 months old, and into everything lately!  While I definitely try to keep her away from the shredder as much as possible, I love knowing that if she ever were to get close enough to it without me knowing, that her little hands would be completely safe from harm.
  • The ability to shred credit cards, paper clips, staples and junk mail for added convenience.  This is another awesome feature.  When I shred paperwork, I don’t want to have to stop to pull out staples, or paperclips.  And to be able to actually properly shred old credit cards?  That is fantastic!!
  • Shreds for 5 minutes before automatic cool down.  You can really get a lot of shredding done in 5 minutes!  This shredder is super fast and powerful, and allows me to do what I need to without interruption. 

Fellowes Shredder

The M-12C is available at Target Stores nationwide and with a suggested retail price of $99.99, and would make a really wonderful Christmas gift for a homeowner, business owner, or anyone else who has to deal with paperwork on a regular basis.  My Dad just opened his own counseling office, and now this is on my holiday shopping list for him!

Fellowes Shredder

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