Please, please please... do not ever, no never store boxes of paper at your off site storage company.
Imagine our excitement when we get a list of files in storage and it looks like the retention and disposal implementation will be a breeze.
Imagine our disappointment when upon opening the boxes, it is revealed to have
- 35% of the boxes filled with documents held together with bulldog clips (though on the positive side, they do have a file reference on them
- 50% of the files have a file number but no file title information the cover
- 15% are what we expect to see in a well managed records keeping system
This leads to extra work as those files that transfer to an Archive need extra work and the documents need to be (at worst) filed if we can find the file AND the document is for retention rather than destruction.