Wednesday, February 23, 2011

24 Hours of Progress: The 8th Hour - Featuring Identity Theft Solutions

About 24 Hours of Progress:

So often, the only projects that get "done" around our homes is dinner (and no, takeout doesn't count) and the laundry. Out of necessity though. There are so many little nagging projects that linger for most of us. Yes, we can live with a little clutter here or there, but it sure feels good to get those little things out of the way!

Spring is a natural time of rebirth and shedding the layers that has descended upon our house over the winter. The Holly at Nap Time series 24 hours of Progress is designed of 72 household projects that will take on average about one hour to do. Pick one project each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to work on from now until April 1st. By the end of the session, you will have made 24 Hours of Progress towards the home you deserve!

The Eighth Hour:

Shred Old, Unnecessary Documents: Old mail, credit card statements, shopping receipts and private documents build up on our desks, countertops and kitchen tables like weeds. Not only will cleaning out these old useless papers and filing away the important ones make you feel productive during your Spring Cleaning trials, but it can also help protect you from identity theft. Especially if you're using a Fellowes P-12C paper shredder.

About the Fellowes P-12C:
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.

Refresh Your Home Office: The home office collects clutter just like the garbage collector collects garbage - consistently. Here are 5 tips on how to freshen up your office this Spring from the Identity Theft Resource Center:
  • Go through all the papers on your desk and in your drawers and sort into two basic piles: "Save It" or "Shred It."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Bust the Dust: A normal dusting routine probably includes the television, computers, the mantel around the little knick-knacks... etc. Spring is a great time to dust it ALL. Open the windows and let that dust know that it's winter welcome has worn out. Dust baseboards, banisters, ceiling lights, ceiling fans, door frames, hanging art frames, the top of the fridge, any space above the cupboards, etc. No speck is safe!



Disclaimer: I have worked with the One2One Network and Fellowes to bring you today's post. The opinions stated are my own. I was in no way compensated for this post. I will be entered to win a Fellowes P-12C.

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