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By Susan Hofflander | Agent in Minneapolis, MN
  • Oh It's Shredding Time Again

    Posted Under: General Area in Minneapolis, Quality of Life in Minneapolis, Crime & Safety in Minneapolis  |  March 20, 2012 12:08 PM  |  668 views  |  1 comment

    Almost April 15th, T-Day!!  Time to "render unto Ceasar".  But, let's look at it as an opportunity!  It's always a good idea to periodically go through all of the papers we've saved over the years.  Things need to be purged from time to time in order to remain organized.

    The IRS recommends we keep all files going back 7 years.  If that's the rule of thumb, then we can dispose of everything from 2004 and back.  That's usually quite alot of paper!  And, it's also alot of sensitive and private information.

    In order to protect yourself from identity theft, I suggest taking all of your old files to be shredded.  If you want to spend the time to shred in your home office one page at a time, knock yourself out!  I know I don't have that kind of time.  So, I always look for free shredding events that occur around the Twin Cities.  A company called Shred It partners with different businesses in the community to provide this as a free service for anyone who wants to bring their papers.  Generally, they will accept up to 2 boxes for free.  Any more than that, they would probably want you to bring your files to a Shred It facility to be shredded.

    Here's a calendar of shredding events so you can find out when to make sure you have everything ready to bring to be shredded.  This is especially important if you work in an industry where you have client files that contain sensitive information!  In order to protect yourself from any private information about you or your clients, stay safe and take it to be shredded.

    Susan Hofflander is a seasoned real estate professional, providing real estate consultations for home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities since 1994. Susan specializes in homes for sale in Lake Calhoun/Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Plymouth, MN, Minneapolis Western Suburban Cities and Downtown Minneapolis Lofts.

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