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Reasons to Avoid In-House Shredding at Your Business

Shredding documents is part of doing business, but taking care of the process on your own could be a costly mistake. There are practical reasons that in-house shredding doesn’t work, such as ...
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When Is Climate-Controlled Storage Necessary?

When you are choosing between self-storage units, one factor you will need to consider is whether you need climate control. Not all people need climate-controlled storage, but for others, it is the ...
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Happenings- Tustin Self Storage: It's beginning to look a lot like... BOLLYWOOD!

Every year POUCH Self Storage and POUCH Records Management are recognized by their Management Company, Yelland Properties for another year of hard work and dedication. Every year, the VP goes above ...
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Store or Shred? What You Need to Know About Financial Documents

It can be overwhelming to know what financial documents should be placed in storage units and which can be safely shred. Not keeping financial documents for long enough could be problematic if you are ...
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Examining HIPAA, SOX, and FACTA Recycling and Shredding Guidelines

Document shredding is a major concern for certain businesses, especially for businesses in the healthcare, finance, and legal sectors. If your business deals with documents that pertain to consumer ...
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Ideas for Using Your Jumbo Storage Unit

Storage units come in a variety of sizes. Not everyone will need a jumbo storage unit, but these spacious rentals can come in handy for certain people. For example, if you own a business that relies ...
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RV Maintenance 101

RVs support a unique and engaging lifestyle, but ongoing maintenance and RV storage are major concerns for RV owners. If you’re a new RV owner or you’re thinking about purchasing one of ...
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Safe Ways to Pack China for Storage

If you’ve recently rented a storage unit, take a few minutes to think about the best way to pack your items. Delicate china requires extra care to prevent cracking or chipping during ...
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How to Keep Your RV Road-Ready

As the summer season slowly winds to a close, now is a terrific time to plan one final road trip in your RV. From behind the wheel of an RV, you will be able to explore the country’s highways ...
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When Should Personal Financial Records Be Shredded?

Identity theft is a serious crime that can happen when it is least expected. In order to hack into your bank account or use your social security number, a criminal may try to take a look at your ...
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Tips for Packing Glasses for Storage

Storage units can provide you with much needed space during an upcoming move. In this video, you will take a look at how to pack your delicate kitchen glassware. When you are packing glasses for ...
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Benefits of Scheduled Shred Bin/Console Services for Your Business

During your day-to-day business operations, you may generate large quantities of confidential or sensitive material. From financial documents to employee records and more, there are many different ...
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Using POUCH to Shred Your Documents [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re like many people, chances are you have more papers around your home than you know what to do with. While it may be tempting to throw documents with personal information into the trash, ...
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Your Business Storage Options

When you are the owner of a business, it is important to make sure that all of your documents and spare inventory are placed in a secure and protected location. Business storage is a smart solution ...
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A Pre-RV Storage Checklist

Your recreational vehicle, or RV, is your home away from home while you’re on the road. When you’re not heading to your favorite camping spot or traveling across the country, your RV can ...
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POUCH Happening - Package Security

Out of our many services, one of our tenants loves the fact we accept his business packages and place them in his unit. His work keeps him in the field a lot and he can’t always be available to ...
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How to Move into Your New Home

Whether you are planning a local move or are moving across the country, you will have many factors to consider during your move. As you are getting ready for your move, there are several steps that ...
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Tips for Solving Organization Struggles for Small Businesses

Small businesses tend to have a lot of hurdles to jump over in order to be successful. The best way to keep a small business running smoothly is to stay organized. If office supplies or inventory ...
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The Benefits of Off-Site Storage for Your Business

Over the years, a business can accumulate a lot of items such as inventory, mountains of important paperwork, business supplies, and boxes upon boxes of records and receipts. If left unchecked, all of ...
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Making the Most of a Jumbo Storage Unit

Jumbo storage units are great for people who need storage spaces with a lot of square footage and high ceilings. For example, if you’re moving and have a great deal of items to store, especially ...
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POUCH Happening - Memorial Day Confusion

FOUNTAIN VALLEY - When I arrived the other morning a tenant was already parked ahead of me. I parked next to him but stayed in my car. I saw him going back and forth trying to open the office door. So ...
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How to Choose the Right Moving Truck

Whether you are getting ready to move into a new home near your current neighborhood, or are preparing for a long distance move, choosing a moving truck is among the most important decisions that you ...
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A Look at the Different Types of Storage Facilities

Storage units can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from vehicle storage to the storing of personal belongings and more. Whether you have an RV you need to store for the winter months, or are ...
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7 Ways POUCH Offers More Than Self-Storage [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s well known that POUCH Self Storage is the go-to location for self-storage units in Orange County, but we are so much more than that. For instance, if you rent a storage unit at POUCH, you ...
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What Medical Offices Need to Know About Records Shredding

Electronic health records (EHRs) are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Although countless medical practices have now made the switch or are setting up EHR systems, there are still plenty of paper documents that need to be managed in a way that protects patient confidentiality. Compliant records management and secure document shredding will maintain your practice’s good reputation.

Applicable Practices

Records retention and shredding compliance requirements apply to all types of medical offices. Your office must take strict steps to protect patient privacy, regardless of whether it’s a major medical center or a small family medicine office.

  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Nursing homes
  • Psychiatrists
  • Massage therapists
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Mental health counselors
  • Substance abuse treatment facilities

All of the above types of practices need to be careful with confidential patient information, as well as any other type of provider who sees patients.

Retention Requirements

A patient’s medical records need to be retained in a secure location for years. The exact length of time can vary from state to state. Consider checking with a legal professional or your state’s medical association for guidance. For example, in California, individual physicians aren’t subject to retention requirements, but hospitals are. The medical records of an adult patient must be kept for at least seven years after the last date of discharge. Records of minor patients must be kept for either seven years after the last date of discharge, or until the patient is 19 years old—whichever period is longer applies.

Information Destruction Policies

Every medical office should have a clear, written policy regarding the retention and destruction of confidential medical information. Stored documents must be reasonably secure. Document shredding must also be done in a confidential, secure way. To protect your patients and to protect your office from liability, you should use a professional document destruction service.

Confidential and secure on-site shredding services are available at POUCH Self Storage. We’re pleased to offer this important service at all of our locations, including our self-storage facility in Lake Forest. You can call (800) 378-4598 if you have any questions about on-site document shredding.

How to Tackle the Task of Decluttering

One of the first steps of getting ready for a move is to declutter your home. In this video, you will learn some professional tips that will help you declutter your home and pack up your belongings. As you are sorting through all of your stuff, ask yourself whether you will need each item in your new home. Storage units offer secure space to keep any extra items that you may not be ready to part with.

To free up additional space during your next move, contact POUCH Self Storage to learn more about self storage in Tustin. From moving trucks to packing supplies and more, we offer all of the tools that you will need to plan a stress-free move. For more information about our storage units and pricing, give us a call at (800) 378-4598.

Can You Put Food in a Storage Unit?

When you are preparing to move your stuff into personal storage, it is crucial to review which items are allowed in your facility. While storage units can house a variety of different items, they are typically not the place to store food items and ...

What Papers Should-and Shouldn't-Your Business Shred?

As a business owner, you may find that your company accumulates numerous files, papers, and receipts over the course of the year. While some of these papers are essential for your recordkeeping, others may simply be taking up space. With on-site ...

Tips for Preparing Your RV for Storage

Fall is in the air, and now is a time when many RV owners are preparing their vehicles for the winter season. Rather than leaving your RV out in the elements during the coming months, consider renting an RV storage unit. By placing your vehicle in ...
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