The Shortcuts You Need to Make Your One-Time Purge Easy
February 24, 2021
When it comes to organizing papers, your first thought might be that it’s an impossible task. That it’ll take way too much time, and besides, you have too many to even consider worrying about right now. It’s exactly this kind of thought that contributes to document backlogs and improper document disposal, which can cost a company thousands of dollars in legal fees and damaged reputations.
Instead of putting it off until you’re swamped in documents, why not offset the work to a one-time purge shredding service? Sure, you might say, but wouldn’t that require a lot of work in advance? We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to take that long. Here are our tips for making your on-site shredding appointment fast, easy, and almost effortless.
We’re serious. The biggest obstacle to cleaning out your documents is putting off the task until later. Pick up your phone, and call a certified shredding provider today. Of course, we’d love it if you give The Shred Truck a try, but your document security is vital, so call the shredding company you feel will do the best job for your items.
Tell them you’re looking for a one-time shredding purge with no long-term contracts, and tell them when and where you’d like the purge to be carried out. The purge itself shouldn’t take more than thirty minutes (unless you really have a lot of documents to get rid of).
Once you’ve got your appointment locked down, you now have a timeline to work by. Don’t worry – we’re going to help you trim down the prep to the bare minimum.
You’re going to have a state-of-the-art shredding vehicle at your beck and call for your one-time purge, so why not make the most of it? Don’t just consider the documents that immediately spring to mind as being confidential or private in nature. Evaluate everything. Do you really need to hold onto this paper with client data, or can you scan it into a digital copy and get rid of the physical version to free up more office space? Do those copies of meeting minutes from last year still need to stay in the file cabinet, or can those be shredded?
We understand if you hesitate at this stage. We told you it was going to be a time-saving tip, and here we are telling you to look at every piece of paper in the office. But it’s true – evaluating these items now is going to give you more value for both your money and your time. Otherwise, the shredding truck will leave, and you’ll return to work, and next week you’ll stumble across an entire file cabinet of useless papers, and you’ll have to repeat the process all over again.
Don’t Worry About the Small Stuff.
The good news is that, as you’re going through your papers, you don’t have to worry about the small things. You can literally yank papers out of the file folder and drop them directly into your “To Shred” box. You don’t have to waste time removing paper clips, pulling off staples, or fighting with rubber bands. The only thing you have to do is remove them from any binders they may be in.
The only thing we do recommend you split hairs over is making sure your items for shredding are protected until shredding day. A box with a lock or storage in a room that can be secured prevents unauthorized eyes from seeing or retrieving any of the papers.
Sit Back and Relax.
That’s it. That’s all you have to do! From here on out, the one-time purge shredding provider will handle things. The uniformed technician will arrive, collect the papers you’ve designated for shredding, and immediately deposit them into the on-site paper shredding machine. You can even watch the shredding process as it happens if you so choose.
When the shredding concludes, you’ll be provided with a Certificate of Destruction that verifies your papers were destroyed by a properly certified shredding provider in complete compliance with the latest state and federal privacy regulations. From there, the shredding company will directly transport the shredded remains of your documents to a recycling facility for cleaning and transformation into recycled paper products, further improving the level of document security you can expect for your papers.
And voila! Enjoy your new, clean, secure office.
Reliable & Fast On-Site Paper Shredding
With The Shred Truck’s on-site paper shredding services, you can make quick work of years of old documents. We come directly to your Missouri or Illinois location, whenever you need. In fact, if you want your papers gone almost immediately, we offer an Emergency 24-Hour Purge service. Thousands of other businesses throughout the region have experienced our superior customer service and our diligent care and attention to your private documents; give us a try and see what they’re talking about.
If you’d like more information on our one-time purge shredding services, give us a call at (314) 729-9200 or send us a message online.