Biggest Mistakes Made during Office Clean OutsThat old file cabinet might be somewhat of a black hole, but that doesn’t mean what’s inside is worthless. The very first thing you need to do is to get organized and put all work product into two piles: one to keep and one to shred.
Allow non-secure recycling bins and wastepaper baskets: Disposing information in an un-secure bin is just as risky as leaving it at a printer or on a desk. A shred-all policy eliminates the guesswork of what is and isn’t confidential from the process and ensures that employees don’t accidentally leave confidential information in un-secure bins. —Business WireAside from following your ethical and legal obligations, you’ll need to do something with the furniture and equipment. If it’s leased, you can simply have it picked-up, but if you purchased it and it’s still in good condition, either sell it or donate it to charity.