Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Give the Gift of Organization with the Fellowes M-12C Paper Shredder {#GiftFellowes}

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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.

As with many busy moms these days, an ideal holiday gift for me would be something intangible like relaxation. Rest. Sleep. Stress reduction. Organization. Not exactly things that can be wrapped up with a bow, right?

For the former, yes. But for the latter, that's actually not entirely accurate. Sure, I'm not going to find a robot under the tree that is going to magically organize and declutter my entire home (boy, wouldn't that be nice, though?), but it is possible to unwrap a present that is practical, useful and dependable. One that is designed to help clear households of unnecessary clutter in a safe, innovative and effective manner, maybe?

That is exactly what you can gift a friend or family member in your life this season (along with the ability to confidently discard all of their sensitive and confidential paperwork) thanks to the Powershred M-12C Cross-Cut Shredder from Fellowes.

Fellowes m-12c shredder

As a global manufacturer and marketer of business machines, records storage solutions and technology accessories, Fellowes' goal is to enable people to work with greater security, organization and productivity. And with the holidays such a busy time of year for so many people, now is definitely the time for a paper shredder from Fellowes to step in and help.

With everything from credit receipts, old bills, paycheck stubs, bank and investment statements, prescriptions, outdated medical records, and government documents sitting around "to be filed" from the past 12 months, it is tempting to just dump it all in the trash in order to clear up counter space and make our home presentable for holiday guests.

But we all know better, right? We've all heard the horror stories about identity theft and that taking the time to dispose of documents that contain information about our finances and other private details properly can make the difference in protecting ourselves from a huge hassle down the road.

Which is why the Fellowes M-12C shredder is the perfect option!

Fellowes paper shredder review

Right away I was impressed with the quality and durability of the M-12C and the fact that it was fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box was a big plus. The slim, compact design (16" x 8.75" x 17") is just right for fitting neatly under your desk, alongside your work area or even in a cabinet in the kitchen.

After plugging it in, there isn't much more involved other than sliding the power switch to on (you can also slide it in the other direction for reverse in case of a paper jam). Then just stick up to 12 sheets of paper — including junk mail, paper clips, staples or even credit cards — right in.

Fellowes M-12C shredder review

Not only can this shredder easily handle larger amounts at once (12 sheets of paper at a time makes it so much faster and easier to purge an entire file!) but it shreds all of your confidential paper documents into approximately 302 particles per sheet with its Cross-Cut technology. There is definitely no way anyone could piece something that small back together!

I also really appreciate the 4 gallon bin that comes with the M-12C, as the large capacity means that you won't have to stop and empty it often. It simply pulls right open and is easily accessible for dumping out.

Fellowes cross-cut paper shredder

As well as the high quality, speed and durability that Fellowes' Powershred M-12C provides, it has one more feature that I really love, their patented SafeSense Technology.

The electronic sensor near the paper opening ensures that the machine automatically stops and disables itself if anything, including little hands, come too close.

Fellowes safety paper shredder

Overall, I have been extremely impressed with the Fellowes Powershred M-12C Cross-Cut Shredder. The combination of the excellent job that it does taking care of keeping my information from falling into the wrong hands and the ease of use makes it just right... and the way that Fellowes has made safety a priority makes this a must-have for homes everywhere.

With the holiday season underway, now is the perfect time to look for innovative and affordable gifts that will help prepare your loved ones to head into the new year in a productive, organized way. The M-12C comes equipped with all of the features necessary to declutter with ease and the technology to dispose of your important documents efficiently.

The M-12C is available at Target Stores nationwide and with a suggested retail price of $99.99. Find out more about this and all of Fellowes' quality products by visiting and by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.


slehan said...

A good suggestion. However everyone I know that I might give this to already has one.

slehan at juno dot com

Sarah Matos said...

Shredding mail (even junk mail) is so important. People riffle through trash and you never know what can happen.

Anne said...

Wow--this shredder has a lot of great features. We have one shredder but we've been thinking of getting a second one so my spouse can have one in his office. This Fellowes model would fit the bill. Thanks for the review.

Unknown said...

This would make a wonderful gift for my brother in law. His shredder broke down about a month ago and I know he is looking for a new one.

burgerlady said...

Thanks for the great review. I especially like that his shredder has an electronic sensor near where you insert the paper so that no one gets hurt.

TriciaD said...

I could really use this