After filing your taxes it is a good time to go through the last year’s bills, and perhaps old copies of taxes that are older than 7 years. On a daily basis in our house we receive junk mail that tends to pile up or end up in the recycling bin.
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Put the PS-12Cs Paper Shredded to the Test
When I first received the Fellowes PS-12Cs PowerShred paper shredder I wanted to really put it to the test. We gathered all of our junk mail, old paper work that needed to be gotten rid of, and personal papers that had private information. Some of these items were stapled or paper clipped together and the Fellowes PS-12Cs shredder cut through it all! Old rewards cards for stores that I no longer shop at were no problem.
After shredding a ton of junk mail and other papers, I decided to take some advice from The Productivity Pro, Laura Stack.
Laura Stack 3 Step Spring Clutter Cleaning Formula
1.) Get ready! Before you begin cleaning, be prepared to tackle all of the clutter!
– Start by labeling 5 boxes: Put Away, Give Away, Store Away, Shred and Trash. Then select an area or room to tackle first.
– Set a timer. Plan on taking an hour here and there throughout the week or if that isn’t possible, over a few weekends. Set a timer for 50 minutes; once the timer goes off, use the last 10 minutes to clean up and deal with the items in each of the labelled boxes accordingly.
– Focus. If you are not focused on one area, you will end up with multiple half organized spaces. You may choose to work on a drawer, a desk, or a whole room depending on the amount of clutter. Regardless of what you choose, deal with it and complete it.
2.) Set a plan to spring clean and stay productive all year long to not allow it to build up again.
– Innovative storage. Anything that goes together should be stored together, ie. batteries, toiletries, cleaning supplies, gift wrapping or crafting supplies. Use attractive and decorative totes, baskets, boxes that you can store throughout your home.
– One in, one out. If you bring something in and have too many of one item, get rid of a similar item, whethere that is by donating, gifting, or throwing out.
3.) Go! Your clothing is folded away and hung in the closet. Kids toys and sports equipment is in it’s proper place. Now that you know what you need to get rid of, let GO of all of your clutter!
– Shred sensitive documents. Shredding documents with personal and private information is the best way to keep your information safe. Using a reliable and strong shredder from Fellowes is a great way to be rid of your unwanted clutter. The Fellowes PS-12Cs can shred for 5 minutes straight before automatically shutting down to cool it’s motor.
– Tag items. If there are items in your home you are having a hard time getting rid of, put a tag on it with the date a year from now, these items may be kitchen appliances, or clothing. If you have not used it in a year, get rid of it. If you do use it before a year is up, remove the tag and keep.
– Donate. If you have items that are in good condition, please consider donating them. It may be difficult to be “giving them away”, however it will make you feel good knowing that your items are going to a home that is in need.
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This is not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you Fellowes for providing the product for this review.