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It’s Time to Schedule Those Shredding Purges

Make a Day of Purge Shredding with a Reliable Document Management Company 

We often think of December and the end of the year as the time to throw out those stacks of documents cluttering desks and the storage room. You know the ones. They start as one or two files sitting on the corner of a desk. The user thinks they will get the filing done ‘later,’ but ‘later’ never comes. Before anyone can blink, the year is half over, and the stack of two is now 20. You don’t have to wait until the end of the year to have a good clear-out. Instead of building file folder castles, use your dependable document management company to schedule annual or quarterly paper shredding purge days. These occasions will soon become an office favorite as everyone clears the clutter in an organized and efficient manner.

Purge Shredding Days 101 – The Basics

If you have team members who cannot look over their desks because of mounds of paper, it’s time for a purge day. Here are answers to common questions to help you get started and uncover those hidden teammates you haven’t seen in days because of the clutter!

  1. What is a purge shredding day? This is a magnificent one-time event where documents get shredded in bulk. Commercial shredding trucks arrive at your location and make light work of your mountains of paper onsite. They can also take records offsite for destruction.
  2. How do I know it’s time for a purge shredding day? There are a couple of ways to check if you should take advantage of one-off purge days. For example, you have a large volume of documents, simultaneously reaching the extent of their retention date. Another example is your company doesn’t produce enough volume to justify ongoing shredding service.
  3. What is the purge shredding process? It isn’t much different than ongoing shredding services. You have a couple of options. One choice is mobile shredding. This is when a shred truck arrives at your location and shreds everything you no longer want to keep. You can even see the shredding process via cameras inside the truck. The other option is to have your files picked up and taken to a secure facility where they are destroyed.
  4. What are the benefits of scheduling a purge shredding day? You will save a lot of time because the professionals have large commercial shredders that can destroy documents in much less time than small office shredding machines. A purge day is also a secure operation that ensures your old records are destroyed while meeting quality regulations.

Schedule Your Purge Shredding Day with a Company You Can Trust – Crown Information Management

Save time and energy while clearing out paper clutter when you choose the document destruction services of Crown Information Management, a NAID AAA and PCI-certified company. We can come to your location and shred them on-site or bring them back to our secure facility. We will also provide a certificate of destruction when we are done. Depend on us to handle all your information management needs, including destroying hard drives, media, and X-rays. Need records storage solutions? We can help. Learn more when you call us today.

For one-time purges or regularly scheduled service for destruction of documents, products, and hard drives, and secure, pest-free storage with a SOC1 Level 2 Report,NAID AAA, and PCI Certified company, call Crown Information Management at 800-979-9545. You can also contact us online to learn more about our document storage and shredding services.