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How McCarthy’s Safe Shred can help with your lockdown clear out

Written by on December 20, 2020

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It seems like most of the country has used 2020 to have a good old sort out of their belongings. On furlough, working from home, unable to socialise or undertake any of our usual activities – what else was there to do but make banana bread and have a clear out? With the occasional Joe Wicks PE lesson thrown in to work off some of that banana bread.

One job that often gets put off time and time again is sorting through paperwork. It’s a boring job, checking through all the files and post to see what’s still needed and what can be got rid of. And not only that – once it’s in the ‘to go’ pile, what do you do with it? We all now know better than to put things with our personal details in our bin or in the recycling, as we know it can easily be used for identity theft.

Many of us have home shredders – but shredding items can be a long and laborious job. And most home shredders seem to overheat fairly frequently, which can be frustrating as you then have to stop until it cools down. We’re busy people who want to get jobs ticked off our lists!

If you’re anything like us, the likelihood is you may have mountains of paperwork piled up waiting to be sorted. Perhaps now is the time to stop putting it off. We can offer you a home shredding service to make it much easier. Just get in touch with our Safe Shred team and they can arrange for you to receive a sack which you can fill with paperwork to be shredded. The sacks are sealable so we don’t open them until it’s literally fed directly into our industrial shredders which will completely destroy it all in seconds. You just drop the sack off at one of our Yorkshire self storage centres – in Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield, York or Huddersfield. So, it’s completely safe, no hassle for you – and it’s environmentally friendly as we have a zero landfill policy. All our paper waste is recycled in the UK into items such as toilet roll and paper hand towels.

We don’t just offer home shredding services, we also offer shredding services for businesses. We understand that many businesses will be rethinking their office space in the current climate and may be downsizing or using the time to have a clear out. If you need to safely dispose of old files and paperwork that’s built up over the years, why not get in touch with us to let us know your requirements? We can also help with the safe destruction of electrical items, so if there’s old laptops, hard drives, desktops, CDs or USBs you need to get rid of, let us know. We’ll make sure there’s no chance anyone could ever access any data – even if it’s been deleted – and make sure it’s properly disposed of in line with WEEE directives.

We also offer shredding services and document management services to healthcare providers, professional advisors, financial institutions and legal firms. We understand that documentation can be vital and needs to be properly looked after – both while it’s still needed and when it’s no longer required.

Perhaps it’s time to stop putting off that sort out. I’ll just have another slice of banana bread first…

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Jodie and Sarah were fantastic. They managed to sort out a storage unit for me straight away and even stayed after they should have shut to help me out. I would have been absolutely stuck if they hadn’t gone the extra mile.
It’s rare these days to get that level of service. MASSIVE thank you.

5 Stars

Really good service and would recommend them without hesitation

5 Stars

The staff are friendly and helpful (Huddersfield). My belonging are very safe and secure with loads of cameras and you can't enter without a person code. The storage rooms are nice and dry so all the stuff are safe from damp and mold ect.
I would definitely recommend and the price was great.

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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
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Storage: 0113 26 26 500
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

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The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Self Store
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
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Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

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01924 566 939
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




    Huddersfield

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    Huddersfield
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Self Store
    01484 248 006
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    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Self Store:
    01904 221 600

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
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    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00