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Spring Clean With Fellowes & Tips From The Productivity Pro

Spring Cleaning

Have you started your spring cleaning? I have worked on mine all week-long with the help of a couple of great products and tips. I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you tips from The Productivity Pro and how I use my Fellowes P-12c to help me along. The P-12c is a powerhouse of a shredder that can help you clean up all those important documents, that are no longer needed, in a jiffy. The most important thing when spring cleaning to me, is simple steps that you can take to make cleaning and organizing easy and effective. Using the Fellowes P-12c your able to do just that. Here is a short video showing how well this baby works in cleaning up those papers around the house.

Not only can this shredder do paper, but it also can shred your old credit cards. Keeping your information is so important when spring cleaning. I know I get crazy when I clean and just trash everything, not paying attention to the information I am throwing away. Bad Betty!! I don’t have to worry about that any more. In the video I just showed you using one and two pieces of paper, but you can shred up to twelve pieces at a time, what a time-saving process!

You Can purchase your save timing Fellowes Powershred P-12c at Walmart for $89.97. This is a great price to get you well on your way to decluttering your home.

41Here are a couple of great tips from Laura Stack, aka The Productivity Pro. Tackle your projects with the following three-step formula.

  1. Get ready… Before you begin cleaning, be ready to tackle the clutter.
  • Prepare for a spring cleaning spree. Start by labeling five large boxes: Put Away, Give Away, Store Away, Shred, and Trash. Select an area, such as a drawer, desk, or room to organize first.
  • Use a timer. Don’t view spring cleaning as an all-day task. Take an hour here and there to get the job done over several weekends. When you’re ready to begin, set your timer for 50 minutes. When it buzzes, use the last ten minutes of your organization session to handle the boxes: put things away, place charity items in the car, put items in storage, shred and toss out the trash.
  • Focus. Concentrate on organizing one area at a time. If you don’t focus, you’ll end up with multiple “half-organized” areas.


  1. Get Set…Set a plan in place to stay productive as you spring clean all year long.
  • Innovative storage. Anything that goes together should be stored together. Find attractive boxes, baskets, toolboxes and totes to organize common items such as batteries, make-up, tools, cleaning supplies or gift-wrap. Use duffel bags to store sports equipment – one sport per bag per person.
  • One in, one out. As you group similar items together, avoid keeping too many of the same items.  Do you really need five spatulas or dozens of sweaters? The next time you think about purchasing something you already own, give serious thought as to what are willing to give up.


  1. Go…! Your clothing is put away and your sports equipment is tidy. Now that you have a good idea what you need to get rid of, let go of all the clutter! 
  • Shred sensitive documents.  Paper piles can stack up fast around the house so shred sensitive documents with a reliable Fellowes shredder.  For large shredding jobs, the Fellowes 79Ci is the ultimate shredding machine. With its Patented 100% Jam Proof technology and ability to cross-cut up to 16 sheets per pass and an extended 20 minute run time, your paper piles will disappear in no time! Or, for smaller shredding jobs, try Fellowes P-12C that destroys 12 sheets per pass with a 5 minute run time.
  • Tag items. If you’re still having a hard time parting with certain things such as clothing or kitchen gadgets, place a tag on each item with the date one year from now. If you use the item, take the tag off. When that date arrives, anything that still has a tag goes.
  • Donate. For items you want to get rid of that are still in good condition, consider donating to charity. While it can be tough for your little one to donate toys or for your husband to let go of his beloved CD collection, they’ll feel good knowing someone will benefit from these items.


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