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It’s Time for Feasting & Festivity – But Don’t Offer it to Criminals!

The turkey has settled, and the holiday season is gearing up for that fun and festive time. Different industries are heading into their busiest time. Retail stores must focus on stocking their shelves for their patrons, and medical offices are heading into the flu season. Don’t forget that the New Year is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to clear the offices and start January with a clean slate. A year-end paper purge can put you in the best place to meet next year’s goals and aspirations. However, you don’t want to throw out documents with the regular trash, giving criminals a wonderful Christmas present. Instead, schedule an appointment with a professional paper shredding company. They have the resources to ensure criminals don’t get their devious hands on valuable, confidential, personal information.

Why You Should Conduct a Paper Purge Now

The holiday season brings much more stress when you don’t plan ahead. Many of us wait until the last minute for essential items on our to-do lists. For example, you may be responsible for preparing festive celebrations and arranging the company party. Your manager may be considering how to cover shifts while co-workers take additional family time off. Dealing with these extra activities can be stressful, but here are some reasons to add document shredding and other product destruction tasks to your list:

  1. Get ahead of the crowds. When you plan your purge early in the month, you leave the rest of the time available to handle crazy holiday schedules. In retail, you want to focus on your customers, not shredding receipts and records from previous years. Having a shredding truck arrive at your location and handle the task onsite removes a ton of stress during this season. 
  2. Lessen the likelihood of criminals taking valuable data. Criminals know you have loads to do, and destroying paperwork may not be at the top of the list. That means you may be more likely to throw the paper into the dumpster, where they can remove it and use it to steal identities. A properly shredded document by a qualified company doesn’t give thieves the ammunition they desire to carry on their illegal gains.
  3. Stay on schedule for year-end recordkeeping. Inventories happen at the end of December. Do you want to riffle through mounds of paper or products that won’t affect inventory counts? Take this chance to get your office and back room cleaned up and ready for the year-end inventory and accounting that happens on December 31st.

Start the New Year Right with Scheduled Shredding by the Pros

Crown Information Management understands your dilemma. You have a long list to accomplish and little time to do it. We have your back. Our technicians will arrive at your location, remove your records that need destroying, shred them onsite, and give you a certificate of destruction. We make it simple and easy. You get to breathe easier. Why not put a jolly smile on your face and give us a call today?

For experienced help with shredding and destroying documents, hard drives, products, and more this holiday season, put our team to work for you. Call Crown Information Management at 800-979-9545 or contact us online to learn more about our services.