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23 March 2022

Moving? Don’t Forget About Shredding

moving old shredded boxes and paper

Residential & Business Shredding

Whether you are moving to a new home, apartment, or office you will be disposing of items before you move because why pay for them to be moved if you don’t need them anymore?  There is one thing that you will no doubt be disposing of is old or unnecessary files and papers. Before you throw them away, be sure to have them securely destroyed.

Your information can be stolen from many different types of documents such as financial records, business proposals, customer files, tax returns, bills, junk mail, prescription drug information, checkbook reorder forms, and magazine labels.  These documents and many others, become potential targets for identity thieves and corporate espionage spies.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that one consumer is the victim of identity theft every 22 minutes. Your garbage is where they can most easily gain access to your private information.  Shredding is the best way to stop anyone from having access to your sensitive information.

Shredding Before an Office Move

When you are relocating an office, it is a great opportunity to do a file purge campaign.  Start the process by contacting a document shredding service like Time Shred, they can make the process very easy for you.  They will provide security bins that can be placed in convenient locations throughout your office so all of your staff will have access to them.  Your staff will be able to go through files at their convenience and place any documents they have determined are not needed anymore, in the bins and the document destruction company to shred them.  This process can start long before your move and can continue until your file purge has been completed.  Give yourself and your staff plenty of time to go through your business records because they still have to do their day-to-day business responsibilities.

Shredding Before a Household Move

It’s amazing how much paper you accumulate overtime at home.  Before your move, go through them and place the papers you don’t need any more into garbage bags or boxes.  When you’re done give a local document shredding service like Time Shred a call, and tell them how many garbage bags or boxes you have of old documents to be shredded. Based on this information they can give you an expected cost. Some document destruction companies will come to your home on Saturdays which makes it very convenient for some families, so don’t forget to ask about weekly service hours.

Time Shred Services is a local paper shredding company that provides onsite document destruction services in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

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Jim Dowse, CSDS

Jim Dowse is the COO of Time Shred Services. Jim has over 35 years’ experience in the document management and document shredding industry and runs Time Shred Services with a staff of the most accomplished professionals in the document destruction industry. Under Jim’s leadership Time Shred has grown to be the largest locally owned Document Shredding company in the New York City area. Since we are a local business, we have a vested interest in providing the residents and businesses in our community with the best shredding service possible. Jim recognized that there was a need for a better and more convenient document shredding service that provided customers with shredding services when they needed it Monday through Saturday and Time Shred was born. Jim is also a CSDS, Certified Secure Destruction Specialist. This is the highest individual certification for an individual in the document shredding industry. This Author Biography is courtesy of i-Sigma