If There’s no PAIN…
There’s no GAIN.
What’s Your P.I.T.A. Factor?
I often run into people who ask the following…
“I didn’t even know there were such things as shredding companies… Do you have a lot of competition?”
The direct answer is YES… There are quite a few paper shredding companies you can choose from. (Anyone that does a Google search for paper shredding can easily witness this fact!)
However, what’s even more important (at least to me), is the first part of that question: “I didn’t even know that there were such things as shredding companies…”
For the most part, the reason someone would say this, is that they’ve never had any reason to consider the need for a professional paper shredding company.
- They don’t realize that I.D. Fraud can happen to them and consequently they don’t shred anything;
- Or, they don’t have that much to shred and their $50.00 home paper shredder works perfectly for the couple of sheets they do have to shred every week.
I won’t go into group 1. (If they’re not worried about I.D. Fraud and are not shredding… There’s a good chance they won’t be on this website anyway!)
So if you’re in the second group, the question is: When should you consider a professional shredding company?
This differs from person to person, but basically, but it comes down to your individual P.I.T.A. Factor (Pain In The Ass Factor).
If you’re like me, I don’t sort out my mail every day and let it stack up. After a few months, I usually have a pretty good pile sitting on the kitchen counter and the subsequent shredding job exceeds my own personal P.I.T.A. Factor. Fortunately for me, I get to bring the pile to work.
My Dad on the other hand, doesn’t understand why anyone would need to bring their things to a paper shredding company. (Thanks Dad!) He carefully goes through his mail every day; sorts out the stuff that can just be thrown away, and then proceeds to shred the important stuff. This process nowhere touches his P.I.T.A. Factor… actually… he kind of seems to like doing it!
So in the end, when you’re looking at your stack of stuff that needs to be shredded, and you say to yourself, “This is going to be a real PAIN!”, then at that point you know you’ve hit your P.I.T.A. Factor.
It might be just a handful of paper or it could be a mountain of boxes that have been sitting around in storage since the 20th Century!
Only you can decide whether the PAIN of your individual shredding project exceeds the cost of having someone else do it.
If you’re starting to hit your Paper Shredding P.I.T.A Factor, set your mind at ease, there’s a quick, convenient, easy, and affordable option available to you.
Until next time…
Keep Totally Secure,