What Should You Do with the Old Files and Archiving Boxes in Your Office?

Archiving and paper files are one common issue across most office-based businesses in Sydney and the rest of Australia.

Sorting through these files can be a tedious and unforgiving task, and it’s often put off for quite a while. We get it!

Here’s what you should (and shouldn’t) do with your old files.

Put Them in Storage?

One option is to put these old files and archives into storage, to sort and organise at a later date. However, this isn’t a viable option for your business.

It costs money to store items and you’re effectively just delaying the inevitable. It’s much more efficient to tackle the archiving head on and working out what can be destroyed.

This will save your business money, as well as hassle down the track.

Shred Them Yourself?

Often, shredding your files yourself may seem like a logical option.

However, this process will be extremely time consuming, especially for businesses that have accumulated plenty of paper filing and archiving.

Having staff perform this activity also takes away from the work that needs to be done. Moreover, it can present risks if the information being destroyed is sensitive.

Move Them Around?

Many businesses simply allow their old files to stack up in a back room somewhere.

Then, instead of sorting through them and deciding what needs to stay and what can go, they just move them around to fit more archiving boxes.

This, like paying for storage, is costing your business money unnecessarily. Moreover, it’s also taking up space in your office.

That space could be used much more efficiently – just ask a professional Sydney office design and fit-out company how.

Burn Them?

Perhaps you could take the files outside and burn them!

That might sound like fun, but it’s not. This comes with environmental concerns, such as what happens to the smoke and ash produced by the fire.

It’s also obviously dangerous and takes a lot of effort on your part. To put it simply, burning files is not an option.

Hire a Professional Sydney Rubbish Removal Company to Remove Them

There’s only one real option when it comes to dealing with old filing and archiving boxes in your Sydney office… hire the professionals.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we’ll come and collect your archiving boxes and old files and destroy them efficiently and sustainably.

We always ensure your data is in safe hands and that the files are totally destroyed. We also ensure that the remnants are recycled by a certified facility.

That means a better result for your business, as well as the environment.

To discuss removal of your archiving and files, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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