Using our @FellowesInc Powershred 73Ci Shredder keep identity safe #IDSafetySeason

This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own.

Since the start of 2014, I have been using a pretty powerful and awesome tool in our home to help keep us safe from identity theft; a shredder. Sounds kinda weird, doesn’t it? How can a shredder help keep us safe? Well, I wanted to tell you all exactly how and show you.


I never realized how much we’d use the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci 100% Jam Proof 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredderuntil I looked inside the bin just after one day of use.



When it first arrived, I unpacked it and was amazed at what I saw. The blades. Holy blades.



There are so many (and as my son said ‘weird’) blades so that you can choose how you want things shredded. You can shred just about anything. Literally anything. Do you get random credit cards in the mail? Lots of offers with your personal information on them? We do. Tons!

Fellows Shredder

Since my office is in the basement, I decided to keep this shredder where we can access it easily and make it easier for us to shred things immediately that we don’t need; in the living room. It’s nicely hidden and people think it’s a table. 😉

Starter things come with it, including wheels so I can wheel it room to room if needed, or back to my office.
Fellows Shredder

To get started, it’s pretty easy. Ok, so it’s simple as it comes. Open the box, put the wheels on it, put a bag in it, plug it in, use.
Fellows Shredder


This bad boy will shred the thinnest paper to as thick as you can think of like CD’s & credit cards. I usually just break in pieces or cut up, but this is so much safer!

Fellows Shredder

Fellows Shredder

If you need the shredder to go faster, you can do that. You can also reverse it and go forward again, should something get stuck in it.

Fellows Shredder

Here’s some information about the Powershred 73Ci 100% Jam Proof Shredder

The Powershred 73Ci 100% Jam Proof Shredder features a 100% Jam Proof System that eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs. The patented Safe Sense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. The Energy Savings System provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time -in use and out of use. The innovative touch screen technology features back-lit LEDs. The 73Ci shreds 12 sheets per pass into 5/32-Inch x 1-1/2-Inch cross-cut particles (Security Level 4). Shreds for up to 10 minutes before a 20 minute cool down period is needed. Features 6 gallon pull-out bin. 21.25-Inch x 15.5-Inch x 11.31-Inch. Includes 1 year product warranty and a 5 year cutter warranty. For 1 user.

Overall, we love the 73Ci shredder from Fellowes! In the past, I’ve just ripped up and tossed random things that we don’t need or that comes in the mail. This way, we are able to easily & quickly dispose of mail, paid bills with important information on them, credit cards and even CD’s.

The 73Ci is available at office superstores and their online counterparts for a suggested retail price of $199.99.