It seems every website requires you to create an account nowadays! Keeping track of them can be a downright mess, so I created this pretty and feminine free printable password log for you to keep track of all of your passwords in one central location.
I know there are mixed opinions on writing your passwords down in terms of security. But personally, I think it’s safer to store a “hard copy” so you can easily create complex passwords to boost the security of your online accounts.
That’s a heck of a lot safer in my opinion than using the same password across the board so it can be remembered! As a blogger, I deal with hacking attempts to my website literally every single day. So I guess I’m a little more opinionated than most on passwords!
Using your Password Log
I’m sure this is pretty self explanatory – a column for each type of information you need to form a full log-in.
I also left enough of a margin on the left side so you can easily include this in a binder without punching through the design. The dimensions for the password log are 8.5×11”. It’s always best to print full size (actual size). But all printers are different, so the next best option is to print this “fit to page” if the design is spreading off the page.
Here’s the download link to the printable password log. I hope you get tons of use out of it!
Why Use A Password Log?
Using a password log is entirely a preference for me. I love using the log because I feel like if you store the passwords online in a system, that system can be hacked too. I am much more afraid of hackers taking over my bank accounts, blog, and other essential areas in my life than I am of someone coming to my home to find this.
In the past, I found myself writing one password here and another one there. So it was incredibly disorganized and caused me stress because I didn’t even know where to look if I needed one. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have had scraps of paper in little see through sleeves of notes of passwords. I was a complete mess and then I knew I had to change!
Online Password Keeper
If you use an online password keeper like LastPass, odds are you are going to need a password for that too! What happens if you can’t remember it? Pure stress! Trust me on that. My husband swears by this tool but sometimes I think the old fashioned version is still the way to go.
If you are married or have kids and there is ever an emergency, it’s a good idea to keep the password log so that certain people can access it. You never know when it will be needed, and it’s a lot more overwhelming when no one has access to your things.
Where Should I Store My Password Log?
I’m not being sarcastic, but you can store the password log anywhere that works for you. Some people literally store it in a lockbox out of the way, and others will store it right on their desk. Do what is comfortable for you, and you’ll be able to access it when you need it.
It’s essential to keep it where you will remember it and also let at least one person you trust know where it is too. You want to keep important information like bank accounts and stuff like that very safe, and it’s important to not give the location for the log to anyone you wouldn’t want to have that.
I prefer to keep my log in a binder, so I always know where it is. Then, whenever I update a password, I can grab the binder and make the change. It’s essential to be diligent about updating the log anytime a change is made. Otherwise, you will be pulling your hair trying to figure it all out.
It’s An Easy Gift Idea Too
Whether you have an elderly parent or teenager, they will benefit from a password keeper. Print off the pages and put them in a pretty binder and give them as a gift. It will be helpful for them to have a way to keep track of everything too!
Make sure to check out this other Password Log that we put out in January 2020! So cute!!!