My bank is changing hands this weekend and I have probably spent more time stewing over what that means for me than is necessary. Do you find you do that too?

This morning, it was time to dive into the details. What a pleasant surprise to find it didn’t take that long to figure out. I have set up a couple of processes that have made this bank change, as well as other areas of my life, easier.

1. Password Reminder: Type a simple Excel spreadsheet listing all online accounts, the user name associated with that account and the password. For identity protection, password protect the document. You don’t want anyone else to have access to this information. Write down the Excel document password in a secure place. A sigh of relief, all I have to remember is that one password. I have enough to remember without keeping all the rest in my head, and I’ll bet you do to.

2. Papers In One Place: Set up a filing system that contains all receipts and banking information. Mine is set up by month so it was easy to pull out last month’s file and see at a glance who I write checks to and who I pay online. Bonus – Having a place to put all of your receipts and paid bill information helps get rid of the paper clutter in your home.

Taking a few minutes to set up simple processes that will make your life easier can take the chaos out of everyday living. Small, daily habits of organization free up space and time for serenity.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, while I’m feeling serene, I must go work on that nasty habit of worry …

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