Moving Your DC Business to a New Office? It’s Time to Shred!

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Whether it’s for your home or office, moving is a herculean task, but the same principles apply regardless of the size, purpose, or distance traveled. When it comes to moving your DC area business to a new office, there are a number of ways to simplify the process, from breaking it down in to manageable chunks to hiring someone to do the heavy lifting. It’s also a great time to deal with the mountains of paper you’ve accumulated over the years; here’s how.

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Can the Clutter

Why go to the bother to pack, pay good money to move, and then unpack, unwanted, or unnecessary, or outdated items? The time to deal with those items is before you move, not after, using these great tips:

  • Deal with your desk. Depending how long you’ve occupied your current space, your desk may be long overdue for a good cleaning. Ruthlessly sort through each drawer, deciding what to keep, what to toss, and which papers can be safely recycled. Documents of a sensitive or confidential nature should either be filed, or, if no longer needed, set aside for shredding.
  • Clean out the closet. Supply closets are notorious for being cluttered. Now’s the time to go through them shelf by shelf, looking for obsolete, broken, or unneeded items to recycle, toss, or donate, while boxing up what you want to bring with you to your new office space.
  • Sift through storage spaces. Many offices contain a room or space to store old equipment, extra furniture, and other forgotten items, but they may also house old files. Pay particular attention to stored documents, as you’ll need to decide how long they need to be kept in accordance with laws and regulations. If no longer needed, now is the time to have them shredded, prior to your move.
  • Filter out your files. Cabinets, boxes, and drawers throughout your office house critical and confidential documentation which hold a great deal of information about your business, and your clients. Before you just box them up, go through them, determining what you need to move, and what can be archived, recycled or shredded.

The Benefits of Shredding

There are many ways to get rid of unwanted paper, but only one right way to dispose of documents containing any type of sensitive information, including personal or business data: shredding. On-site shredding is best, with a number of benefits:

  • Compliance. Certain hardcopy and electronic documents must be destroyed in compliance with governmental or private regulations, such as: The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, HIPAA, or The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003.
  • Convenience. Faced with a number of tasks in preparation for moving your DC area business to a new office, on-site document destruction is a fast, easy way to rid yourself of unwanted paper without having to leave your property.
  • Peace of mind. Because you can visually follow the chain of custody, you and your clients can rest easy knowing your information hasn’t been compromised, and has been successfully destroyed.
  • Environmentally responsible. Because paper is so finely shredded, and further mixed with other paper, data is no longer recoverable and may be safely recycled.

Document Shredding Services in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC

Do you have a pile of personal records, files, and other confidential information that you want to destroy before moving offices? Call TrueShred for one-time shredding—it’s an ideal alternative to sitting in front of your limited-capacity home shredder for hours! We’ll come to your home and do full personal document destruction.

TrueShred provides secure shredding service you can trust! Call us at (888) 322-3218 or contact us for a free estimate today!

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