Organize those passwords!

I’m a sucker for articles and books on how to organize your work, your house and even your life. After reading yet another book on the subject, I was finally moved to organize my many, many user names and passwords for all of the social networking sites I belong to.

I’m one of those people who’s always emailing MySpace or Author Nation asking to reset my password because I can’t find it in the file folder full of post-its where I keep my 8 billion (it seems) passwords.

Try putting them all on an Excel spreadsheet. Three columns – Name of site, user name and password. You also might include which email address you gave for that site if (like me) you have several. My security-minded husband suggested password protecting the file just in case. I also did not include sensitive info like bank account passwords. (Those I bury in a tin can in the backyard.)