It is tax time and that means lots of papers everywhere and going through what you need and what you don’t need anymore, but before you put those papers in the trash should you shred them? I know we have been asking ourselves this question more and more as we have had people digging our in bins going through papers.
I was glad to be able to review the new Fellowes M-12C shredder and have it available to use this tax season!
My husband is an accountant and if you know any of these professionals that you will know that they never throw any paper away if it has numbers on it. Receipts, order forms, invoices, credit card agreements, junk mail with your house number on it they keep it all. I often feel over run by paper, and at tax time he goes through every single piece before preparing our taxes.
He was glad to have this shredder available that was heavy-duty enough that he did not have to separate the mail out he was able to shred, credit cards, paper clips, staples even small catalogs without a problem in the M-12C, and we even let Destini help us out as it has SafeSense® Technology that automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening. She loves to help her Papa with his “work”.
The Fellowes M-12C has cross-cut blades that destroy 12 sheets of paper in to about 30o particles PER SHEET. That is amazing to me and I am blown away at how quickly and effortlessly this is able to be done. I have never seen a shredder make such short work of shredding any paperwork you have around.
Did you know that if you place your trash at the curb, or in a public dumpster, the U.S. Supreme Court has indicated that someone can legally dig through your trash. In the decision California vs. Greenwood, they stated that the “expectation of privacy in trash left for collection in an area accessible to the public… is unreasonable.” This implies that someone could legally dig through your trash looking for credit card receipts, bank account numbers, or your Social Security number.
Don’t let this happen this tax season or at any other time of the year. Find one of these great Fellowes M-12C shredders at a Target near you, they have a suggested retail price of only $99.99. That is a small price to pay for security. I know we will be using our all of the time now.