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Shred Now for a Smooth Start to 2022

December 14, 2021

2022 Will Bring Some Interesting Firsts

  • In 2022, Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in February, making it the first city ever to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
  • In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee (or 70th year) on the throne, which no other British Monarch has ever accomplished.
  • In 2022, India is expected to surpass China as the most populated country.
  • In 2022, you will experience a smooth start because you shredded your old files at the end of 2021. Of course, this First depends entirely on you.

Here’s why you why you should shred your way into 2022. It’s easy to remember as The 3 S’s.

1. Security

If you need to clear unwanted, outdated, and expired things out at the end of the year, like documents and hard drives containing any amount of sensitive information, then a professional shredder is what you need. Contacting a shredding company is vital so that you can not only dispose of these items, but you can have confidence that the personal information becomes impossible to read or put together after it is destroyed, and you can face your customers and employees knowing you have protected their information.

Your year-end document disposal may include items like:

  • Bank statements
  • Pay stubs
  • Old tax records
  • Credit card bills
  • Utility bills
  • Receipts
  • Travel documents

All of these items contain some amount of information. Whether individually or collectively, the information on them could put your identity at risk if they aren’t shredded properly.

The following electronics should be considered at the same time to limit your shredding project to a single trip:

  • Hard drives (outdated, replaced, broken)
  • Thumb drives, backup tapes, CDs/DVDs/Blu-rays
  • Electronic devices (discarded computers, laptops, iPads, etc.)

2. Space

If your office is cluttered with boxes of files or you just don’t have any more file cabinet space, it’s time to sort, file, and discard no-longer-needed documents. This year-end period is a great time to sort through and organize file cabinets and boxes, selecting documents and whole files that have reached the end of their retention lifecycle and can be destroyed to free up some valuable space for future needs.

All discarded papers should be collected for shredding. If you work with a professional shredding company, you don’t have to be concerned about whether it’s sensitive information or not because you can be confident that all documents will be properly destroyed in one shredding session, then recycled.

3. Satisfaction

December is a wonderful time to celebrate and gather with family and friends. The season may include traveling, eating, drinking, and relaxing. But did you know that January is known as the most depressing month of the year, primarily because if follows such an active month and is plagued by personal finance challenges?

In some places, the dull weather plays a factor. Blue Monday will be January 17 in 2022, and is considered the saddest day of the year. Fats Domino’s 1957 song says it is, so it must be true, right? Whether it’s factual or not, one of the best ways to counteract the doldrums of January is with a clear mind and a clear office. When you take a little time in December to do a year-end clean, you give yourself the gift of entering the new year with a clean slate.

Shred Now

A reputable professional shredding company can offer secure one-time shredding and recurring shredding for paper documents as well as electronic devices and drives. Start the new year off with a clean desk and peace of mind.

GreenServ provides secure, compliant, and sustainable shredding services to Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas businesses and residents. For more information or a quote, give us a call now at 662-533-0940 or complete the form on this page. We’re standing by to assist you!

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