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5 Easy Steps to Prepare for a Document Shredding Service

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

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When starting something new, even something as simple as assembling furniture, it can be time-consuming, hard, confusing, and even overwhelming at times. This is especially true for anyone who is trying to find a new service and compare providers. Each provider will have its own set of requirements, however, to make shredding services easier for you, here are 5 easy general steps to help you prepare for document shredding:

1. Gather and Separate All Your Documents

The first step to shredding is to make sure you have all the needed documents that you want to be shredded both organized and separated from any important documents that you still might need. By separating the documents into two piles, it will make it easier for you to not mix up out-of-date documents with up-to-date documents. This will also ensure that you won’t accidentally shred a document that may still need. Once the document is shredded, it will be impossible to get it back.

2. Double Check Your Piles

Everyone makes mistakes and that’s okay, however, to prevent any mishaps double-checking your shredding piles is very important. Accidents happen and after sorting hundreds of papers, you can become tired and overlook something. To prevent unnecessary stress and the hassle of replacing accidentally shredded documents, double-check your piles. Remember, once shredded the document is gone if it was a government-issued document you may be able to get the document reissued.

3. Pack Your Documents

Once all the documents are sorted and checked for any documents that do not belong in the pile, pack all your documents into whatever box you prefer. Many shredding companies charge by the weight of the number of documents you have. Depending on the shredding company, it can get quite expensive. However, at All Security Shred Inc., we charge by the box no matter the weight. By packing your documents in a banker box(s), you’ll be ready for the next step.

4. Call All Security Shred Inc. or your Preferred Shredding Service

Now it is time to get in contact with a shredding service. All Security Shred Inc. will handle all your shredding needs without any hassle. We provide the highest quality of service by acting efficiently and effectively. Click here to get started. If you already have another service in mind or one that you prefer, get in contact with that service to get their specific set up details. Then schedule an appointment to get your documents shredded.

5. Let All Security Shred Inc. or Your Preferred Shredding Service Come and Handle the Rest

A-1 Shredding Inc. comes by quick and handles all last-minute calls. You won’t have to lift a finger with All Security Shred Inc., we do all the heavy lifting and makes sure you are 100% satisfied with our work. After your documents are shredded, you will receive a certification of destruction.

For other shredding services, their policies might differ and you will have to ask them further questions to see if there are any other steps you might need to take with them to complete your document shredding process.

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