Almost April 15th, T-Day!!Â Time to "render unto Ceasar".Â But, let's
look at it as an opportunity!Â It's always a good idea to periodically
go through all of the papers we've saved over the years.Â 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.Â If that's
the rule of thumb, then we can dispose of everything from 2004 and
back.Â That's usually quite alot of paper!Â 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.Â If you want to spend the time to
shred in your home office one page at a time, knock yourself out!Â I
know I don't have that kind of time.Â So, I always look for free
shredding events that occur around the Twin Cities.Â 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.Â
Generally, they will accept up to 2 boxes for free.Â 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.Â This is especially important if you work in an
industry where you have client files that contain sensitive
information!Â In order to protect yourself from any private information
about you or your clients, stay safe and take it to be shredded.
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