Sometimes, it’s just hard to shop for people. It can be even harder to try and figure out what to ask for, especially if you’re in charge of figuring out what shiny new thing to pool the company funds towards. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else, there is something that’s always a great idea: a purge shredding service.
We know, it’s unconventional. It definitely doesn’t have the same tired ring to it as, say, a pair of socks. However, it’s a gift that keeps giving the entire year through, and it provides benefits for everyone, whether they’re a small business entrepreneur or a homeowner.
Kick Off 2020 with a Fresh Start
The end of the year is the perfect time to clean out everything that you don’t really need to keep anymore. This is especially true after the holidays, when receipts, cards, and mail advertisements all lie in a pile on the kitchen table. Purge shredding, as the name suggests, is a one-time, comprehensive clearing of old documents.
For businesses, such a clean-out can be comprehensive. Old or past customer files, service statements, invoice copies, and more all reach a point where they no longer need to be kept. At this point, it’s time to consider purge shredding. Service of this sort usually involves a visit from a shredding truck, but it’s also possible to personally bring your items to a facility for shredding.
Whichever method you choose, a good file purge clears the way for all the things to come in the new year while also making sure that your information remains confidential. Be methodical in your sorting, since this will make it easier to set up new filing and storage systems based on what you keep.
What Should You Shred?
The long answer is that you should shred anything with personally identifiable information (PII). This can be stuff like a nickname, an old address, account numbers, or personal photos. The idea is to ensure privacy protection, whether it’s for yourself or for a client.
Basically, you’re going to want to shred anything with a name and address. This can include:
- ATM Receipts
- Credit Card Statements
- Old Airline Tickets
- Expired ID Cards or Credit Cards
Flexible Scheduling Means No Time Away from Vacation or Work
A purge shredding service works on your schedule. The truck can arrive whenever and wherever you wish, and the shredding process takes only a couple minutes to complete. The shredding technician, who has been trained in the proper care and handling of sensitive documents, will look after the entire process. You don’t even need to stop what you’re doing, whether that’s baking holiday cookies or conducting an end-of-year meeting.
If you do want to survey the process, you’re welcome to watch the shredding truck in action as your documents are loaded, lifted, and shredded.
Don’t Let an Identity Theft Grinch Ruin Your Holidays
Arguably, the best reason to choose a purge shredding service is the peace of mind that comes with it. The last thing you want on the tail end of a relaxing holiday is the alert that your information has been compromised. Is there a worse way to start the new year than spending months trying to undo the damage of an identity thief?
Purge shredding guarantees that the information on your papers will never end up in the hands of another person. After the shredding process, the pieces are transported to a secure facility for recycling. It’s impossible to recover information from papers that have been remade into something else.
When you shred your papers, you effectively remove any chance of a sour ending to your holiday festivities.
Let’s Get Started! Setting Up a Purge Shredding Service
There’s no shredding job that’s too large or too small for us to handle. We’re happy to shred everything from a single box of household documents to a storage room full of old file folders. You don’t even have to remove staples or paperclips.
It might sound super convenient (and it is!), but it comes with exactly the same high standard of security as our off-site facility shredding. Secure Shredding and Recycling is a certified member of the National Association of Information Destruction, which means we’ve worked and trained to offer you service that is in full compliance with privacy laws laid out by the state and federal governments.
For more information on purge shredding, service to businesses and residents, or our hard drive destruction program, give us a call at (225) 751-8535. You can also send us a quick message online