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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…

Testimonials

Following your recent move in at our Leeds store, the team would value your feedback on the customer experience that you received. Sarah, Dan and Caron are consistently looking to ensure that they offer the highest levels of standards and service and your input will help them to continue to strive for this. Many thanks Jess

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Following your recent move out from your storage rental at our Leeds store, the team would value your feedback on the customer experience that you received. Sarah, Dan and Caron are consistently looking to ensure that they offer the highest levels of standards and service and your input will help them to continue to strive for this. Many thanks Jess

Excellent customer service. All staff have been very helpful each time we visited the storage unit or spoke on the phone. We found the boxes, clothes rails and bed covers really useful when moving. Thank you very much.

5 Stars
Following your recent move in at our Leeds store, the team would value your feedback on the customer experience that you received. Sarah, Dan and Caron are consistently looking to ensure that they offer the highest levels of standards and service and your input will help them to continue to strive for this. Many thanks Jess

Fantastic service fantastic customer service amazing staff

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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals: 0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000 hello@mjmccarthy.co.uk

Storage: 0113 26 26 500 leeds@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000 harrogate@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Van Hire: 01423 625 000 harrogate@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

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

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555 wakefield@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

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