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Moving Season? Make Sure You Know What’s Going into the Dumpster

Hire Professionals to Shred or Store Documents

Summertime is a popular time for businesses looking to move to a new office. The weather is move-friendly, and more real estate choices become available as other businesses relocate. Moving is quite a mix of excitement and stress. There are loads of items on your list that need to be handled, such as signing leases, hiring moving companies, and packing all those paper records. During an office relocation, it’s common to purge old furniture, office supplies, and documents. However, the dumpster is not the best place for paper records. Criminals are known to dumpster-dive, and very often, they strike gold. Your trash may be their treasure. By taking the right steps to ensure safety, you can save time, money, and your business reputation. Using a professional information management company is an excellent choice for all your shredding, storage, and records management needs. They can handle your documents, hard drives, and office furniture destruction requirements.

Top 3 Tips for a Safer Office Move

When preparing the office for your move, set aside time to assess all your documents and information that must go with you. Here are some useful tips to get started:

  1. Make a list. Begin by making a list of all the confidential information, including personal data and financial records. You want to be able to identify which items you may need to take extra precautions with.
  2. Decide what records you will need to take. It is safer to bring only the records that you need. The rest either need to be stored or shredded. 
  3. Talk with a professional document management company. The right company can handle all aspects of your information management needs. They will offer services such as:
    • Shredding: They will likely offer a couple of options. For example, they might provide a one-time purge, or you can schedule a routine pick-up service until you move.
    • Hard drive destruction: Hard drives store huge amounts of data that criminals love to use for nefarious activities! Having them destroyed in a timely manner will help you avoid this type of theft.
    • Storage: For the records you need to store in a safe environment, a document management company can help. They have warehouses that are ready to house your records in a dry and secure place.

Get Help from the Pros for Your Company’s Office Move

Ease the tension of your office relocation by enlisting the services of Crown Information Management. Our team is ready to assist you with determining the best services for your unique needs. We have the know-how and equipment to destroy your records and hard drives. Crown’s management system provides an online solution to locate any necessary documents. Additionally, we have a safe and secure facility that is pest-free and capable of keeping things dry during Florida’s hurricane season. Let us help you make this transition effortless. Give us a call today!

For experienced help with media destruction, records management, and document storage for your office move, call Crown Information Management. You can reach us at 800-979-9545 or contact us online to learn more about our services. Put our team to work for you. We are a SOC1 Level 2 Report,NAID AAA, and PCI Certified company.