One Easy Way to Get That Shredding Done

Give your files room to grow

Feeding old financial documents and client files through a small office shredder is no one’s idea of fun. Finding a shredding company that will pick up less than 10 boxes of paper can be tough. So how does the small office or home office clear out a backlog of shredding?

Many local stores such as the UPS Store and various pack-and-ship places take shredding by the pound. I recently dropped off about 10 pounds (one fully loaded grocery bag) of confidential paper at a UPS store, where for $1.50 a pound they dump it into a locked container, which will be picked up by a NAID-certified shredding company.

The store didn’t advertise this service, and I scoured the UPS main website in vain, looking for the ability to search for this service throughout the US. Why they don’t advertise it more widely is a mystery to me. Many home and small offices are run by people with badly bruised knuckles, thanks to attempts to stuff just one more sheet into a file drawer that needs a good cleaning out.

How do you get your shredding done? When did you last do it? Any questions about what to shred? Leave a comment here.


4 comments so far

  1. Huw on

    This is very good news! I’ve two boxes here that need to go! Thanks!

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  3. Jeri Dansky on

    That’s a new one to me! I’ll have to see if my local UPS Store offers this service.

  4. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jeri Dansky, Margaret Lukens. Margaret Lukens said: Tks, Jeri! Your local UPS Store may offer shredding services, writes @newleafco. (via @JeriDansky) […]

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