Moving House? Shred Your Old Stuff
Are you moving house soon? It’s time to shred your old stuff, rather than take it with you.
Moving can be one of life’s most dreaded experiences. It forces us to confront everything we’ve accumulated over a lifetime – furniture, clothes, bedding, kitchenware, personal items, old documents, and the list goes on. Taking time to shred your old stuff makes the move a lot easier.
What do we bring into our new home, and what do we leave behind?
The decision-making process can be fraught – even when it’s guided by a ‘bring only what sparks joy’ philosophy!
The truth is not all of us have that sort of time, but the one part of our life which must not be disposed of without thought, is our personal information.
Bills, tax returns, superannuation forms, legal correspondence, medical documents, work contracts, old bank statements or any document that contains sensitive information has, in the wrong hands, the potential to devastate us personally and financially.
Documents containing our name, phone number, date of birth, mobile phone number and other personal information can help criminals build a profile that one day might be used to steal our identity. And once our identity has been compromised, trying to recover it can be both costly and time consuming.
The only way to ensure the proper destruction of documents containing sensitive information is to shred your old stuff. In fact, the Australian Federal Police list this as one of the ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. And the most convenient and cost-effective way to do this is with a mobile shredding service. We come straight to your home or office so you can shred as you move.
The proper place for old documents containing personal information is not in a box somewhere in an unsecure garage. And yet so many times that’s exactly where we find it. Today’s criminals are looking for any and every opportunity to steal our personal information, and it’s not just happening online.
Don’t become a statistic of fraud by being careless with your personal information. Use a mobile shredding service to shred your old stuff containing sensitive information as you find them. With a mobile shredding service such as iShred, you’ll sleep soundly knowing your personal information won’t find its way into the hands of criminals.
Contact iShred today to book your shredding service, and stay secure beyond the move.