The hardest step to take is often the first one. If you’re sitting in an office surrounded by great leaning towers of papers and boxes, you may think that tackling it is an uphill battle. It’s understandable how someone sitting in the shadow of such adversity could feel like that. But you need to rise above it and seek out some professional services to take care of these things for you. You may wonder if it’s really worth the effort, those great towers cast long shadows, and they really get you down, but you need to recognize that yes, it is very much worth it for you.
Why Shredding Is Worth It
Beyond the benefits of clearing up your clutter, which you can surely appreciate without any explanation, but beyond that are the benefits of information security and adherence to compliance regulations. Both of these are very important things for you to keep in mind, for your own safety and those of any clients or persons whose information you may have.
While we are moving more and more into the age of digital information, paper use is still very high. Much information is still transcribed onto them, and those who are in the business of stealing information know to look out for it. Tossing papers into the trash leads to a number of problems. One is that it is completely vulnerable to those who would steal your information, as recovering the papers and reading them is a simple process. The other issue is how much papers fill up landfills. The sooner they get filled up, the more that need to be opened, and the less paper that gets disposed of properly, the greater the environmental impact there is.
Shredding eliminates both issues at the same time. By shredding papers into fine confetti the ability to reconstruct them and stealing information is rendered impossible, as there is nothing left to salvage. Afterwards all material is sent to a recycling center to be recycled properly and end up being turned into new products. Thus lowering the overall impact of the paper industry on the environment.
The other big benefit to shredding is it keeps you in compliance with State and Federal security regulations. These exist to ensure private information is handled properly, and to hold those who do accountable in the event of data breaches. If you are found to be in non-compliance with these regulations, you will face serious consequences, in the form of fines as well as loss of trust with your clients. It’s vital to stay on top of this.
That’s Why You Shred
So there you have it, that is why you need to muster up the motivation to tackle those great towers of papers. It’s in your best interest, and the interests of everybody, to do so properly and regularly. And remember that you don’t have to go it alone, we’re here to help you.