It’s been almost a year since I started working from home. I’ve also been in my own home, paying my own bills for almost 3 months! Having both of those means I need to be very careful with some of the paperwork that comes through my house.
We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto. When the boys and I lived in our little town and recycled every other week, I wasn’t concerned so much about the papers I recycled. Of course I look back at that and understand I was extremely naïve and very lucky that my identity and personal information were never stolen.
Now I live in a home and pay all of the bills on my own. I realize that’s nothing new to most of you, but for me, I’m not used to doing it all by myself. So, in the past 10 months, I’ve managed to become a work at home mom, basically owning my own business as a subcontractor, and paying my own bills.
I had considered getting a shredder numerous times, but just never got around to it. I think at this point, we all understand how important it is for our personal information of any kind not get into the wrong hands. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself is with a shredder like the Fellowes 63Cb.
I still get paper bills in the mail, even after I’ve signed up for online billing. Mostly they’re just reminders, but I don’t want anything with my billing information being available to anyone. I may only get a few things in the mail, be it medical information, bills, or banking, but each of those give way too much access to important numbers!
What I typically do with the front page that has any information I might need for the future, I try to file it away. The rest of the papers, aren’t there usually at least 2 or 3, I’m going to start shredding. Usually it goes into the garbage, sits in a stack of papers, and yes, I’ve recycled them. Now they’ll become small, thin strips of paper that will definitely keep us safer.
My youngest, Doodle, has taken to shredding any paperwork he can possibly dig up! Obviously, that’s a concern because his enthusiasm could cause him to be a bit quick on the draw and not pay attention to what he’s doing.
Thankfully, the Fellowes 63Cb has what they call SafeSense technology. If the shredder detects a hand touching the opening, it shuts off. It also shuts off when the scrap bin is opened. Love those safety features.
You can use the shredder for up to 8 continuous minutes at which point, it will stop shredding for 20 minutes so that it can cool off. Taking care of your Fellowes shredder is essential! I had no clue that it needed to be oiled! I was talking to Fred and he said that might be why his shredder stopped working. He didn’t have a clue it needed to be oiled. I do wish that it had come with a small bottle just to tide me over.
With this awesome shredder, I know I’m in good hands and my identity at home is safe! I’m off to do more shredding. =)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Words Woven by Mimi B at 10:01 PM