NBC4, Mercantile Potomac Bank and Shred-It are teaming up for a series of Safe & Secure Community Shred events. The next event is September 30 and the closest location is Rockville, but it’s worth it to get rid of cancelled checks, old medical papers, tax returns, etc. safely. Take up to 5 boxes of papers and they will be shredded for FREE! Clicking on the link will let you know what else you can shred — computer disks and credit cards are accepted as well.
I know that when my mother passed away, I was faced with boxes and boxes of papers that no longer mattered to anyone — my grandparent’s tax returns from the 1960s, cancelled checks from my grandmother (who’d passed away 10 years earlier). I know Mom wasn’t saving this stuff for posterity, she just didn’t know what to do with them.
I know many former clients of mine who sit and shred papers in front of the television at night, trying to tame the paper tiger that has taken over our lives — trying to get rid of the stuff instead of packing it and moving it.
Take advantage of NBC4’s event — up to 5 boxes of papers, shedded for free. It’s such a relief to get rid of this stuff — safely and securely.
© 2006 Susan Pruden.