The beginning of a new year is a great time to do residential shredding. You can get rid of financial and other sensitive documents not needed for the current year’s tax returns all at once. Since sensitive documents can accumulate, you can make it a New Year’s resolution to shred them all this year.
Residential Shredding for Tax Preparation
Using a professional shredding company, rather than a home shredding machine, ensures secure shredding and saves you time. Here are tips to help you with your New Year’s intention of keeping personal documents safe and when to shred them:
After six years, all tax-related documents
All financial and health records, as soon as you no longer need them
Home office documents, especially if you work at home for an outside company or as a contractor conducting sensitive business
Any research papers collected for book or article writing or intelligence work that detail the lives of others
Probate or other property or personal records that accumulate from the sale or inheritance of a home
Old case records for professionals like lawyers and paralegals who take work home
Credit card receipts from Christmas and other purchases
A System That Eliminates Clutter
To maximize security, what you want is a residential shredding system that keeps documents secure and private, thereby preventing identity theft. No one should be able to see your documents at all after you’ve dumped them. By designating items for residential shredding and having professionals do the heavy lifting for you, it eliminates unnecessary clutter from home offices.
At Sergeant Shredder we provide secured storage bins, trucks that automatically lift the bins and shred onsite (crosscut shredding), and train our shredding technicians to follow the federal laws related to the disposal of sensitive documents (like HIPAA and FACTA). By choosing a professional shredding company like us, you’re guaranteed to have documents safely destroyed.
Why not enter the New Year with a great sense of security and internal space?