Get your papers shredded at a local free community shredding event

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Photo credit: NBC4/Jacquie Ross

Purging papers can be a tedious task, but doesn’t it feel good to get it out of your house?  Unfortunately, it’s often a 2-step process to get it out, because much of the paper we’re dealing with today is too sensitive to simply toss into the recycle can. Step 2 is shredding the paper, which is fine when you only have a few papers, but if you’ve spent an hour or more purging some old files, you’re probably going to end up with a couple of boxes full of paper, which will now take forever to shred on your small home-based shredder!

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Photo credit: NBC4/Jacquie Ross

Before you shove your boxes into a closet or the basement, check your local newspaper to see if there are any local community shredding events in the area.

For local subscribers, this Saturday, September 6, local TV station, NBC4 and Allstate will be sponsoring a community event at the Largo campus of the Prince Georges Community College.   Shred-it will be offering this free service, of which there is a limit of 5 boxes, so don’t get too carried away, and please note that only paper is accepted.  Electronic media, electronics and binders will not be accepted.  This event is from 8am-11am, and they ask that you arrive by 11am and remain in your car.

I will be sharing a few more shredding events in a few days that will be taking place in the Maryland/DC metro area, so stay tuned.

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About Jacquie

Jacquie Ross is a professional organizer, a Certified Life and Family Coach and award winning owner of CastAway the Clutter! A busy person's expert, Jacquie works with professionals, seniors, empty nesters and families to develop strategies to reach their goals, identify any road blocks, and find more meaning in their lives. Learn more about Jacquie’s life coaching and parent/youth/family coaching here at the CastAway the Clutter Blog, and for organizing services, visit CastAway the Clutter! Jacquie can also be found on Facebook
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One Response to Get your papers shredded at a local free community shredding event

  1. I hope there’s a shredding event near our area. It would’ve been fun.
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