It's time for spring cleaning and that means it's time to get rid of paperwork you no longer want or need to hold onto. Here's a great way to feel secure about it.

You can call it a "Good 'Ol Fashioned Shred-a-Thon" or just good ol' fashioned peace of mind Gather up your documents and bring them out to be shredded, free of charge.

Re/Max Advanced is hosting this 3-hour shred-a-thon for folks to come out and get rid of those old documents. MerlinShredding.com lists 7 facts you should know about shredding documents including:

  • The largest majority of identity theft and fraud is tied back to paper information. This could be anything from lost wallets to paper mail or anything taken from garbages. Recent statistics even show that paper records make up for 1 in 5 data breaches.
  • Garbage is considered to be public property if it’s found on the curb: identity thieves love this.

That second item is a perfect reason to bring your documents out to this free event; get your stuff shredded and out of YOUR trash. Sure, you may have shredded your documents with your own shredder at home, but you'll feel even more secure by getting them away from potential theft.

Free Shred-a-Thon Saturday, May 7, 2022

What You CAN Shred:

  • Paper documents
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Staples
  • Clips
  • Envelopes
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What You CANNOT Shred:

  • Plastic bags
  • Ziploc bags
  • 3-ring binders

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