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How To Securely Clean Out Your Office

Compass pointing to the word, "Retirement"Congratulations on reaching the well-deserved milestone of retirement! As you embark on this new chapter, it’s crucial to ensure a seamless transition by securely cleaning out your office documents. Identity theft continues to grow and safeguarding your sensitive information is key to protecting yourself. Here’s a look at the steps to take to ensure that your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. 

  • Assess and Prioritize

Before you do anything else, begin by assessing the documents in your office. Identify sensitive materials such as financial records, client information and any personal documents. Categorize which documents need to be archived and which ones must be disposed of.

  • Store Archived Documents Securely

Once you’ve determined which documents you need to keep, ensure that you have a secure method of storage. Whether you scan them and store them on the cloud, or keep them in a lockable, fire proof container, make sure they are stored securely.

  • Don’t Forget About Your Electronics

Hard drives, tablets, laptops, company cell phones and other devices need to be considered when cleaning out your office for retirement. If you have a company device, be sure that you wipe it clean and delete all personal information. Old devices should never be recycled because even the smallest bit of information can be hacked by an experienced tech person. Shredding is the only way to permanently destroy electronics and protect your sensitive information. 

  • Shred Everything

After saving documents and files you know must be kept, shred all documents that contain personal information. This includes old calendars, notes and drafts. Even seemingly insignificant information can be pieced together by identity thieves. 

  • Work with a Professional Shredding Company

Onsite, mobile shredding is the top way to purge all office documents. Working with a reputable shredding and destruction partner can ensure that your documents are securely destroyed right in front of you, which gives you peace of mind that your confidential information is protected.

All Points Mobile Shredding can help safeguard your identity as you get ready to retire. We are a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida serving business and residential customers. We offer onsite shredding and destruction of documents, files, hard drives and other devices. A certificate of destruction is provided with every shred we perform, ensuring that all of your confidential information has been permanently destroyed. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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