Let’s be honest, cleaning house is the worst.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve dreaded chores since Mom taught me to scrub that first toilet. Housekeeping never seem to end, unless you’re one of the lucky ten percent with live-in help.
When did you last cleanup your hard drive?
More often than not, I delay my digital chores until my computer begins to drag. Sunday I discovered another chore to add to my growing list.
In addition to laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, updating my software and defragging my computer, we must plan our digital afterlife.
What would happen to your on-line accounts, if God forbid, something happened to you?
Well, unless you take care of a few digital chores, you might not like the outcome. Ever thought about all your correspondence, photos and emails? Who would see them? Time to make sure the only people you trust can access your information.
If you don’t want to deal with this yourself, hire a service. Yes, like apps, there is a service for everything. Go figure, I never thought of offering such a service. Don’t believe me, Google it…
However, Google has a tool to get you started. Check out the Inactive Account Manager.
Facebook has a page on deleting or memorializing accounts.
Twitter will deactivate your account if contacted by your estate. That’s fine by me.
The website Modern Loss list the links to deactivate pages for family members such as PayPal, Instagram, and more.
You can read an in-depth article by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press.
That’s it for today. It’s Monday and the chores are piling up, need to get busy.