Passport Pictures Do’s and Dont’s

Getting ready for a trip, but need to update your Passport Photo.  Below is a list of the common mistakes that could delay receiving your Passport on time.

  1. Don’t wear a costume….you may look totally awesome in the Big Bird costume, but the US State Department requires you to were something less stylish.  They recommend to wear your everyday clothing to take your photo.  Along with this recommendation, wearing a uniform is not allowed as well.
  2. The new eye spec’s show you styling and profiling, but as November 2016 no glasses are allowed in the passport photos.
  3. All the pictures Grandma takes and ask you smile real big…No smiling in your passport photo..not even a grin.
  4. No black/white photos, only color is allowed.
  5. No hats or covering that obscures apart of face or hairline.

If you following these recommendations…getting your Passport Photo should a breeze.  Stop by Dilworth Packing Company to take your Passport Photo

Why and What to Shred?

Why Shred?
Document shredding is a process used to destroy paper documents by cutting the paper into very small pieces. There are two main reasons why document shredding is important: to prevent identity theft and safely dispose of confidential information.
Identity theft is one of the fasted growing crimes. Even though we are in the cyber age and computer hacking is on also on the rise, most identity theft information is obtained through hard copy paper sources. One or two pieces of personal information from your garbage are all that is required to steal your identity.
What to Shred
Anything that has a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information
Address labels from junk mail and magazines
ATM receipts, Bank statements
Birth certificate copies
Canceled and voided checks
Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
Credit reports and histories
Documents containing maiden name
(used by credit card companies for security reasons)
Documents containing name, address, phone or e-mail address
Documents relating to investments
Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
Driver’s licenses or items with a driver’s license number
Employment records
Employee pay stubs
Expired passports and visas
Unlaminated identification cards
(college IDs, state IDs, employee ID badges, military IDs)
Legal documents
Investment, stock and property transactions
Items with a signature
(leases, contracts, letters)
Luggage tags
Medical and dental records
Papers with a Social Security number
Pre-approved credit card applications
Receipts with checking account numbers
Report cards
Resumés or curriculum vitae
Tax forms
Transcripts
Travel itineraries
Used airline tickets
Utility bills
(telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)

We can pack your most fragile items!

Dilworth Packing Company can pack anything….one of the many things people try to save money on is packing the most fragile of items.  The vase below we packed with styro foam sheets and double boxed.  The vase should be framed tightly in bubble wrap, and then surrounded by sheets of foam; then placed inside another boxed lined with foam. The beautiful vase and bowl arrived safely and in one piece.  Stop by and let us take care of the precious items for shipping at www.dilworthpackingcompany.com

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Mailing your Tax Return to the IRS

It’s that time of year-TAX TIME.  We’re asked what is the best way to send back your tax return to the IRS.  The only acceptable proof of timely mailing is USPS Certified or Registered Mail.  Use of Priority Mail, a certificate of mailing, an Express Mail receipt, delivery confirmation, and signature confirmation, FEDEX or UPS might seem to be likely candidates for the same treatment, but the IRS has declined to accept them as proof of timely mailing as it it does certified or registered mail on the ground that Congress has not authorized it to do so.

Stop by and see us….we have plenty supplies to help you with your tax mailing…Yes, that means Tons of Certified Slips, too.

Moving-Protect Your Mattress

If your planning on moving in the near future….think about protecting your mattress. The best way to protect your mattress is by using a Mattress Bag. These bags have been created to give your mattress a safe enclosure, preventing it from incurring damage and preventing unwanted guests taking on residence while in storage or moving across the country. These bags come in various sizes, and we have these in stock in our store.