#GiftFellowes and Help Clear the Clutter #IC

*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.*

Fellowes M-12C

Clearing the Clutter Made Easy with the Fellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder

One of the things my hubby hates most of all is clutter – and sometimes I’ve got a LOT of it, so we bump heads from time to time. Why so much clutter? Because aside from the boxes that my review products come in, I get a lot of paper mail. I don’t like just tossing my information in the trash for someone else to find and use to ruin my life. Instead, I put the stuff that I don’t need to keep in a “to shred” box. Then once a month, I shred it all up. That’s when hubby is happy.

We’ve been eying the Fellowes brand shredders at Target for quite some time, but just hadn’t gotten around to buying one yet with car repairs, vacation, a kiddo in college and our son starting kindergarten this year. Several of our friends own a Fellowes brand shredder and love them because they say that they are workhorses and last forever. Well, now we’re finally getting to find out!

Fellowes PowerShred M-12CFellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder Back of Box

I recently had the opportunity to check out Fellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder. This baby is, hands down, the best shredder I’ve ever used. I love that it cross-cuts everything you put in it, which further reduces the possibility of anyone stealing your important information. Seriously, who is going to want to piece together 302 tiny pieces of paper? Because that’s exactly how many pieces this shredder cuts a single sheet of paper into! This machine can shred up to 12 sheets of paper at once, so it’s very handy for anyone trying to cut down on accumulated paper clutter. Previous machines I’ve owned would do good to shred 6 sheets at once and that was pushing it. Credit cards? The Fellowes M-12C makes light work of them in no time. Aside from that, I really like that I don’t have to go through everything to make sure that I remove staples, paper clips or those “thicker”sheets of paper before putting the M-12C to work.

Fellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder - So Sleek!

Look how sleek this Fellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder is! Gorgeous!

Another cool thing about the Fellowes PowerShred M-12C is that it’s got a built in bin where all of the shredded paper falls. It’s really convenient to not have to drag a trash can in to attach a shredder to, or purchase a dedicated trash can just for shredding. My son thought it was pretty cool. He, of course, wanted to play with all of the shredded paper. Thankfully, he didn’t string it all over the house!

My son playing with tiny pieces of shredded paper.

The Fellowes M-12C Can Make a Great Gift!

Have a friend or relative that could use a little push to clear that paper clutter? The Fellowes M-12C would make a great gift! Because there’s not really much of a learning curve with it, it’s easy for nearly any adult to use. It also has SafeSense, which automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening, making it great for those with curious little ones at home. Another great feature it has is a cool down period. This kicks in after five minutes of continuous shredding and prevents the shredder from damage due to overheating.

We’ve thought about getting my grandmother a shredder, since she has a lot of paper clutter, too. She deals with my great aunt’s things as well, so it’s double the paperwork at her house, which means more information available for identity thieves to potentially steal. I think she would appreciate having the piece of mind of knowing that her information has been shredded into tiny pieces that no one is going to want to bother with. For that reason, I think the Fellowes M-12C shredder would make a fabulous gift for her!

The M-12C is available at Target Stores nationwide and Target.com with a suggested retail price of $99.99. After using it for myself, I personally feel that it’s worth every penny! The shredder is durable, a true workhorse and very easy to use. Combine that with the safety features it offers and the value is clear. However, the peace of mind the Fellowes M-12C provides me and my family with is what’s truly priceless.

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How do you handle your paper clutter?

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  1. Lisa Garland says:

    I really need to gift this to my mother. It drives me crazy because I will find old bills from 10 years ago or more in her house!! She would totally benefit from this. I have had a few shredders and they have torn up, this does look like a good one!

  2. This sounds like a great shredder. Thank you for your review.

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