Spring is finally here and that means one thing to a lot of people... no, not warm weather... but time to clean. This is the time of year when people go through their closets, basement and garage to pull things out for the season as well as throw out a lot of junk. I've already done this and now have a garage full of stuff waiting to be donated or tossed in the trash.
It's amazing what I found when diving into all that clutter. From old toys that are missing countless pieces to electronic games that stopped working long ago, it was an impressive collection that had a lot of value a long time ago. The same goes with all of those files you have collecting dust in business records storage. This spring is also the perfect time for you to review your records collection to determine if anything can be destroyed as part of your retention policy.
When you go through your boxes, you may realize that it's also a great time to re-index them to ensure that you can easily find the information you need. So use the (soon-to-be) warm weather as an excuse to clean up your files.
Got any records management tips? Feel free to comment.
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