When I was a kid and I imagined my life as an adult, I imagined a lot of things. I pictured having a little white house with a husband, a kid, and a dog. I figured I’d probably have a job and I even anticipated having bills to pay (I guess I was a realist even at that age). What I never even imagined was the amount of paperwork that comes with being an adult!
Seriously, we get statements from our bank, credit cards, retirement accounts, medical insurance company, and numerous other places that include a heck of a lot of personal information on the papers that they send. Then factor in things like tax returns and other personal records and we have literally boxes of papers that have come to live in our house.
Every once in a while, it is good to go through and purge paperwork that is no longer needed. (Check with your accountant on how long you need to keep different papers for your records.) It really isn’t a good idea to just throw away these sensitive papers in the trash. Identity theft is a very real threat and you want to be sure to shred any sensitive information.
You do need to make sure that you have a quality shredder at home. If your shredder is constantly overheating, jamming, or breaking down, you are going to get frustrated and tempted to just throw your papers in the trash or hold onto them. The Fellowes M-12C shredder is the perfect solution to this issue.
The Fellowes M-12C shredder can handle whatever you throw at it. It has Cross-Cut blades that destroy 12 sheets of paper into approximately 302 particles per sheet for greater security, SafeSense® Technology which automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening, the ability to shred credit cards, paper clips, staples and junk mail for added convenience AND 5 minute run time before automatic cool down.
The Fellowes M-12C makes a great gift for anyone entering into the “grown up” phase of their life. Graduates, newlyweds, new homeowners, and just about anyone else would make great use of this powerhouse shredder! And since the M-12C is available at Target Stores nationwide and Target.com with a suggested retail price of $99.99, you can give one to every adult in your life.
Check out my appearance on Fox 6’s Studio A talking about how a Fellowes Shredder can help you manage all of the paper clutter taking over your house…