Spring is finally drawing near although it is still pretty chilly here. When I say chilly I mean that it is 12 degrees outside 🙂 The high for today is 31 so I’m hoping we get there. I sure could use some warmer weather. I’d love to see all this snow melt away and welcome in Spring! Spring cleaning is just around the corner and I’m already getting the bug to clean and get rid of stuff. One thing that is really in need of some cleaning is our file cabinet. We’ve saved way too many documents that we simply don’t need anymore. I shared my Fellowes Paper Shredder review with you HERE and now I’ve got some great Spring cleaning tips for you along with a giveaway for a P-12C Paper Shredder!
Fellowes, Inc. and the Identity Theft Resource Center recommend their top-5 tips for spring cleaning the home office:
–Begin with the Basics: Sort through the piles of paperwork on your desk and in your office drawers. Place them into two categories: ‘save’ and ‘shred.’
–Proper Storage: Organize the “save” pile into labeled folders and be sure to put anything confidential into a fire-proof lock box. The “shred” pile should be properly disposed of with a Cross-Cut shredder, such as a Fellowes P-12C*. Cross-Cut technology is an important feature for a shredder because it provides high security, destroying confidential information into unidentifiable pieces. Equally important are enhanced safety features, such as Fellowes’ SafeSense technology, which shuts the machine down when hands come too close to the paper opening.
–Get a Digital Makeover: Refresh your home office computer by deleting files you no longer use
and backing-up important data onto an external hard drive. Clean out your inbox and change all
passwords. Refreshing your computer is a good practice to follow throughout the year as well.
–Make Life Easier: Plan ahead by purchasing organizational tools for your desk, such as computer risers or file folder holders. This will help clear clutter from your desk top while keeping things within arms reach.
–Freshen Up: Get rid of dust and germs that easily build up on office equipment such as keyboards, telephones and cabinets. You’ll feel instantly more productive with a clean workspace.
These Spring cleaning tips are great and I can’t wait to get started! I love the idea of refreshing your computer too as that always gets overlooked.
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