Raise your hand if you have a password problem!
Surely, I’m not the only one! With the way technology fuels out lives, it is completely necessary to remember 100’s of passwords a day. Or maybe only 50, depending on what your daily routine entails. Oftentimes, you can save passwords so your computer or phone or laptop or tablet or other smart device & they can remember them for you. But you know that one time when you’re in a huge hurry & your passwords suddenly gone & you can’t, for the life of you, remember what it is! I’m embarrassed to say how many times my passwords get reset simply because I can’t remember them.
I was getting tired of wasting this precious time resetting my passwords & going back & forth on different platforms/emails etc. So I finally decided it needed to be done. I made a password keeper.
I know there are apps out there & things like that, but no matter how hard I try, I am a pen & paper girl. I like to write something down & see it in my hands, not on a screen. Plus, I feel like my notebook is safer than some app that may be run hackers..who knows!
I grabbed this mini notebook at work & a coordinating washi tape from my stash! I was sure to pick a small notebook with a hard book cover so it would fit into my purse & not get torn up being thrown around in my bag.
I created 9 different sections by dividing the book into thirds then each third got further divided into thirds. I hope that makes sense! Basically, you want to create 9 sections. If they’re even- great, if not- it’s not the end of the world at all.
Tear off a long piece of wash for each section, maybe 4-5 inches. Eyeball it. Start by taping the strip across the front going past the paper & creating a “tab” by sticking the washi to itself then back around the backside of the page. Do this at the beginning of each of your 9 (or more) sections moving down a little with each section. This is for your personal use only, so perfection is not necessary.
I divided my letters like this- abc, def, ghi, jkl, mno, pqr, stu, vwx, yz creating my 9 sections. I wrote the first letter of each section on that tab.
Now all you need to do is fill in your passwords! Keep it handy so you can update it & find passwords when necessary. I’m loving the washi tape tabs & how easy they are to make. I’m thinking I may try to do some on my journaling Bible next!
Have you done any fun crafts with washi? Or do you have any tips for keeping up with passwords & login info? Please share!