The Password “Book”
I have this book of passwords, logins and so on, I’ve actually gone through several, and this is my latest one.
This is also my last book like this one. I can’t believe its taken me over 20 years to get my logins and passwords all organized. I mean, the other was ok, just put a rubber band on it and throw it in the safe and you’re good to go. But, ugh!, it was a beast to manage. Every new ‘key’ or login was stuffed in there wherever it would fit. Finding anything was a chore. I would have to do a task and suddenly realize I don’t remember the password, or it wasn’t in the digital manager yet, so I’d have to wade through pages and pages of logins and passwords to find what I needed – hence all the stickie notes and flags! It was very frustrating to page through the old book when you’re on the phone trying to get something done with a client.
So, over the past few days I have revamped my ‘book’. Its still small enough to fit in the safe, but its now arranged by alphabet, and each client has their own sheet(s). It works so much better now! Its still the 5.5 x 8.5 size, so it fits where I want it, it has a built in pocket for holding notes I haven’t categorized yet, and I used an old set of contacts tabs from my DayTimer , with notes pages. I love it, I feel so organized now!
For those of you who are yelling at me from afar and saying, “Digital password manager!!!” well, I have one of those too, but, its always a good idea to have a paper backup.
I’m so proud of myself – it only took 20+ years!! 🙂
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