Ok, we know you have heard it all before…’New Year…New Me!’ but this year we REALLY mean it.
That ‘New You’ is determined to keep on top of your paperwork and stay tidy, clean and organised
at all times. Especially as we are all spending more time at home.
To kick start this new, clean, tidy and organised lifestyle, then you should probably start with getting
rid of all the paperwork and leftover documents that you don’t need anymore and let us destroy
them in safe and confidential way for you.
To help, we’ve written below four things that you may not have thought of that can (and should!) be
shredded so that you can have a tidy house and don’t run the risk of having your identity stolen.
1. Prescriptions and medicine labels
These can list your name, address, medication and pharmacists name so it’s a good idea to get rid of
these otherwise it may allow people to refill prescriptions for themselves, or obtain other drugs using
You wouldn’t think twice about chucking these in a bin, but receipts can still reveal parts of your
credit-card number, and sometimes your signature, if you had to sign for payment. To make sure
none of that information can be used, let GTW Storage shred your receipts securely.
3. Free return labels
Many online retailers, such as ASOS, Amazon or John Lewis provide a handy label that you can use if
you want to return something you’ve bought. Most of the time you won’t have to use it, but this label
can contain your name, address and order number…allowing identity thieves to have all the
information they need to access your online account and pretend to be you.
Finally, it’s common to have old CVs kicking about your house, possibly in a file cabinet or in a home
office. These can give scammers a whole range of personal information about you and to allow them
to create a digital identity and de-fraud you. If you’ve got a couple of extra copies of your CV that you
no longer need, then let us securely destroy them for you.
If this has resonated with you, and you think you may be need of a clear out, then give GTW Storage a
call on 0141 221 4727 to chat more about our shredding and document destruction service.