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April 23, 2019

Make Shredding Part of Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Warm weather is right around the corner, and for many that means it’s time to start cleaning and organizing to get a fresh start for spring.

The urge to purge has gotten an extra boost this year from the popularity of Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant whose KonMari decluttering method has captured the attention of the world and encouraged even the staunchest pack-rats to pare down their possessions.

If you’ve used KonMari to tidy up your home, you may be thinking about how to apply the method to your office. Do you need to Marie Kondo your paper documents? The woman herself has a pretty radical way of handling paper documents. As she writes in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, “My basic principle for sorting papers is to throw them all away.”

For most people, that’s not a smart strategy. It’s doubtful that any records or documents in your home office or filing cabinets are sparking joy, but you still need to keep some important documents on file, like past tax returns, insurance documents, contracts, and papers related to real estate transactions and legal actions.

While you shouldn’t take every piece of paper in your home to be shredded, you can still spark joy by going through old documents, organizing them, and having the ones you no longer need professionally shredded.

To maintain the security of your personal information, you should never discard old documents in the garage or recycle bin intact. Every document should be completely destroyed in order to protect yourself from identity theft and other types of fraud and criminal activity.

If you’ve assembled a towering “to-shred” pile after your office spring cleaning, shredding them with a home shredder can be time-consuming, tedious, messy, and, because documents shredded with a consumer shredder can still be read or reconstructed, unsafe.

Instead, consider taking advantage of PROSHRED Denver’s one-time cleanout service, an affordable way to professionally dispose of your unwanted documents. With PROSHRED’s one-time purge shredding, a state-of-the-art mobile shredding truck will come to your location and shred all your unwanted documents and files. Once the documents are shredded, we will take them to a local recycling facility where 100% of the shredded paper will be professionally recycled.

When you’re ready to spring clean your documents, contact PROSHRED Denver!

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