This week, I created a free printable password keeper that will help you organize your online accounts. By doing this, you could become more efficient in many aspects of your life; not only you will free-up your memory, but you can take this opportunity to unsubscribe and cancel accounts from websites that you may find irrelevant today.
Throughout the last 13 weeks we have been cleaning and organizing many rooms in our house, and decluttering some other areas including our smartphones, even our brains. I believe that most of the clutter we have in our lives exist because of a disorganized mind. And vice-versa, the more cluttered our physical spaces are, the more disorganized our mind becomes.
Why a Password Keeper?
Having a password keeper might seem like a bit picky for you, but the truth is that each day we find more online tools, social media platforms, online shopping websites, apps, and what not, that require us to create an account. I don’t know about you, but I can not rely on my memory anymore. For blogging alone, I have over 30 online accounts! To that, add social media accounts, shopping sites and banking. Phew! Yes, I can’t keep up.
Let’s face it, we spend a great amount of time on our computers, smartphones and tablets. It only makes sense that we have a dedicated and specific place where to record all the login information for each online account we create. So, if you are in the same position I am, this free printable might be what you’ve been looking for.
How To Get Virtually Organized
Browsing the internet -or your smart phone for that matter- is a double-edged sword. On one side, you have this amazing and unmatched tool that can help you perform thousands of tasks and activities without having to commute or leave your home. But on the other hand, you have a gazillion of distractions that can send you down the rabbit hole in a matter of minutes. If you are reading this blog, and you like to browse, and browse, and keep browsing, I don’t have to tell you how the internet can suck the life out of you.
Let’s break some internet browsing habits starting by organizing our online accounts and ditching all those websites and accounts that are irrelevant.
1. Make a List
Download my brain dump sheet if you’d like (and if you feel fancy!) and do just that: dump your brain and write down the names of all the websites you constantly visit. You don’t have to write them in any particular order. The first 10 websites might come to your mind quickly, and then you will feel like you don’t have anything else to put down. Wait and see. As the days go by, you will need -or want- to access some websites you might have missed.
2. Categorize The Websites
Once your list is complete (or you think it is), it is time to categorize the websites.
- Online shopping → could be broken up into subcategories such as food, clothing, miscellaneous, gifts, etc.
- Banking & Credit Cards
- Social Media
- Digital Storage → such as Google Drive or Dropbox
- Picture Management
- Blogging Resources
3. Cancel Accounts and Subscriptions
By having a categorized list, you can easily figure what websites you really love and want to keep visiting, and what websites (and online accounts) you can totally live without. Sometimes we sign up to a website just to enter a contest, or take advantage of an offer or a coupon, but we never visit it again. A good way to exercise this, is checking your inbox (and junk folder) and scanning through your emails.
You can easily unsubscribe from a website’s newsletter by scrolling down and to the bottom of their email. There should be an ‘unsubscribe’ link. However, this does not delete accounts. If you want to delete the account, you must sign in and go to your account settings for each website.
3. Download and Print Your Password Keeper
Once you have your list of websites categorized, download the password keeper and print 1 to 2 pages per category. Each page has room for 10 accounts!
This password keeper is the newest member of the Neat House Binder™ family. It is free for you to download, and you can print it as many times as you wish, but please follow my TOU. To download, just click in the link below:
If you need more mental and digital decluttering info, check out my articles on Balanced Life, I have several printables that can help you get started.
Hoping this is productive week for you,
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