This Year, Three Chicagoland LifeStorage Facilities Participate, Offering Discounted Shredding to Help Out the Earth, Your Business, and Your Home

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This year, three Chicagoland LifeStorage facilities participate, offering discounted shredding to help out the earth, your business, and your home.

Document Shredding

A lot of companies and individuals tend to overlook the risk involved with their confidential documents, and the benefits that shredding has.

LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is celebrating Earth Day by holding its Third Annual Earth Day Shredding event at three of its Chicagoland locations on Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st, from 9am to 5pm each day. LifeStorage facilities in Aurora, Mokena, and Wrigleyville are offering special deals and piece of mind, while helping out the planet be recycling all destroyed documents. As an added bonus, for the three participating facilities, the person that brings in the largest load of files to be shredded will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

LifeStorage Aurora and LifeStorage Mokena are offering a half-price deal, where each standard-sized file box filled with documents only costs $5 to shred. LifeStorage Wrigleyville is offering a 20% discount on each box of documents brought in. “This is our third year promoting this event, and each year, the importance and benefits of Earth Day and document shredding seem to grow,” said LifeStorage Director of Operations Michelle Wight. “The discounted prices are great, but I think a lot of companies and individuals tend to overlook the risk involved with their confidential documents, and the benefits that shredding has, not only from a security standpoint, but also an environmental one.”

For the environment, shredding and shredded documents provide numerous benefits. For the LifeStorage events, the shredded documents will be recycled, which helps slow the deforestation process, and helps produce more eco-friendly paper products. Also, shredded paper can be used to substitute less eco-friendly packing materials, such as Styrofoam and plastic bubble wrap. Shredded paper is much easier on the environment and can even be used in composting.

A key security benefits of shredding documents include the prevention of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands; a deterrent and great first-line defense against identity theft. As more companies and individuals rely on digital data and documenting, there tends to be less of a need on paper retention, so properly disposing of old documents, or those that are no longer needed, is a key in protecting yourself and your customers.

“LifeStorage wants to encourage its tenants, even those that don't rent from the participating locations, and the surrounding areas to take a look at their document inventory, really analyze what you still need and what's just taking up space, and stop by one of our events. You can help protect yourself and the planet in the process,” Wight said.

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