So you want to get your accounts in order? Here’s my strategy to kick your accounts to the curb #LikeAFemmeBoss:
The structure is simple – designate one set of pages grouped together in your bullet journal! Leave extra space for when you have more accounts to log (trust me, you will wind up adding many more accounts over the next couple years!). I’d recommend designating 3-5 pages for this purpose. Make one column for account type (e.g., company name, Web site stem, or purpose, such as Bank of America Bank Account or Password Keeper). Make another column to the right of it for the username you made for it, a third column for the email address you used for it, a fourth column for the password(s), and a final column for “secret questions” and their respective answers. Be sure to cross through your zeroes, use cursive for lowercase L’s, and cross through the middles of your 7’s so you never get confused. For more information about how to make a bullet journal that works for you, check out this article.
Account Type Username Email Address Password Secret Questions + Answers
Next, take any scraps of paper you found when organizing your personal documents (more on this here) and transcribe them onto your new paper version of a password keeper. It will probably look something like this:
That way, when you are looking for your account information while you’re on the phone or in a hurry, you never feel flustered! You’ve got a system, girl, and it will save you so much time, stress, and headache moving forward!
Leave a comment below how this works for you. If you have another effective strategy that works better, explain it down below so that your #FemmeBossSquad can also benefit from your experience! Women empowering women – isn’t it inspirational?
Hannah Stringfellow is a freelance blogger and world traveler. She holds an M.S., Chemistry, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include women’s empowerment, health and wellness, and cross-cultural competency.