Index Card Cure™: DIGGING OUT FROM UNDER THE OVERWHELM

Whelm overwhelmed

Have you ever heard of a person who is in a state of whelm? Mostly, we hear about crazy, busy, overwhelmed lives or being underwhelmed. Whelm seems like it should mean balance, a state of being to strive for. While whelm may be an archaic word, it certainly describes many people’s daily lives. With Index Card Cure™, we suggest a discrete number of actions about specific topics; not just skimming the surface, but hitting the essentials. Even complicated subjects are manageable if divided into small increments.

There are things we know we should do, that we are not doing, and that keeps us in a state of low-level anxiety. The Heartbleed bug exposed security lapses of sensitive data. We know that we should do a better job managing our online presence.  But, if you are not being told by your office IT person to make passwords a certain length with specific characters and change them at a certain frequency without using the previous 10 iterations of passwords, does it happen? How many use the same password for multiple sites and store passwords in computer files or written on lists.  Every report of another security breach adds to the anxiety of wondering if we’re vulnerable to getting hacked.

Index Card Cure™: modify it to suit your specific needs

Index Card Cure™: modify it to suit your specific needs

In addition to the proposed steps on each index card, there are two or three blank lines. These blanks allow you to modify the index card for your specific needs. We want the Index Card Cure™ platform to give a starting point that you can personalize for your needs. Too many steps = too hard. And too hard means it doesn’t get done. It’s too easy to put off a complicated project. How many excuses can you come up with to not clean and organize the basement: too big, too hard, too much time, the sun is shining?

If you have suggestions or edits for one of the cards, please leave a comment. Together we can improve the Index Card Cure™.

21 thoughts on “Index Card Cure™: DIGGING OUT FROM UNDER THE OVERWHELM

  1. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the
    favor”.I am attempting to find things
    to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of
    your ideas!!

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  2. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.
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    rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

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  3. One of the main misconceptions about glass is that it is
    rather dull with practically no privacy. With all the new advances in technology- that is simply just not the case anymore.

    Over the years, glass manufacturers have come up with various types of glass like double glazed windows and patterned glass.

    You can use glass doors for your bathroom, patio and other places at your house to give your home an ultramodern or elegant look and feel.

    So you do not have to worry about the glass being dull or
    plain. Purchasing glass that has etched designs of nature like flowers and trees or any other categories based
    on your personal taste is possible nowadays. So finding the right kind of glass to blend with other furnishings in a particular room
    is indeed possible. There is no shortage of choices in terms of glass design. 

    Another benefit of glass is in terms of insulation. Glass is
    not a good conductor of heat. During our hot summer season, with all the advances in energy efficiency with glass, glass will not absorb heat, making the room
    hotter. During a winter or autumn period, glass will not
    cause much heat loss. 

    So you and your family might enjoy a more cooling effect
    during summer and a warmer effect during winter or autumn. You also save money in terms of utility bills.

    Since there is less heat loss, you can turn down the heating system to a
    lower temperature, which results in less energy consumption. During summer, there would not be any necessity to
    lower the temperature. 

    Another benefit of using glass doors and windows is that it just makes your home brighter and more cheerful feeling.
    With our famous sunny days, there might be no necessity to switch on lights to light up
    a particular place since there is sufficient natural light.

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  4. There are many types of tiles available nowadays.
    The method of tile cleaning will depend more on the tile type.
    However there are couple of things to be followed to add
    the sheen and glow of the tiles.

    Do the regular floor cleaning
    Clean the spills as soon as they occur

    It is very crucial to clean dirt and water
    too as soon as they are split to prevent
    the stains. Place a doormat which helps in reduction of mud or dirt entering through footsteps.

    There are basically following tile floors where in one will use
    the tile and grout cleaning process, types of tiles are as follow

    Ceramic
    Porcelain
    Stone

    Porcelain Tile cleaning

    Porcelain tiles maintenance is not difficult if the surface is
    cleaned regularly. The surface can be vacuum cleaned every day or just sweep it.
    The wet mopping is required once in a week. Use of mild floor cleaners will do for the
    mopping. One can make it at home by mixing vinegar and water.

    Ceramic Tile Cleaning

    The rule is followed here as well; remove the dirt as soon as possible.
    Vacuum clean the tiles every day or a simple
    broom can be used. Plain water or the special ceramic tile cleaners can be used for the wet mopping.

    Stone Tile Cleaning

    One need to be careful while cleaning the tiles made of stones as they are natural minerals.
    Never use harsh floor cleaners. Sweep or vacuum clean. After using any floor cleaner use a dry mop to soak any type of liquid residue.

    Grout Cleaning

    Along with the tile cleaning it is very important to regularly clean the grout, i.e.
    the lines between the tiles. Hence tile and grout cleaning goes simultaneously.

    Grout is porous in nature and attracts dirt, grease etc.
    The surface looks shabby if the grout is unclean. It can also be a cause of
    mildew or mould in the damp areas like bathrooms.

    It is best to have a seal (colour or clear) on the grout which will not only protect the surface but also acts as an anti-fungal agent.

    Many a times it gets difficult to maintain the
    floor due to hectic working schedules. Hence we come
    in picture and provide the tile and grout cleaning services to our clients at
    a very affordable price. Moreover the price depends on the type of the tiles, number
    of tiles and size of the tiles to be cleaned.

    Following steps are followed for the tile and grout cleaning after you contact
    us-

    Pre inspection of the tiles and floor.
    Shifting of the furniture, if any, from that space.
    Dry Sweeping of the surface
    Application of the suitable cleaning solution.
    Cleaning the surface with a soft pad.
    High pressure cleaning
    Mopping and drying the surface.

    We have our experts who carry special tools to do the tile and
    grout cleaning; the grout sealing is also done if ordered.

    Like

  5. Revealed: Secret to Reducing Air Conditioning Costs

    Certain results indicate how each American household pay an estimate of $1000 for both heating and
    air conditioning systems every year. Indeed there are very
    good ways to cut down on these expenses without sacrificing the benefit of
    air conditioning during hot summer days in any way. The true secret to reducing Air Conditioning costs lies in your maintenance activities and making the right purchase of air conditioner units based on your needs.

    Currently, there are 3 common kinds of air conditioners, central, freestanding
    and window on the US market. Each kind has its own pros and cons.
    Before purchasing any air conditioners for your home, there
    is something that you need to understand. Not all the types of
    units on the market require the same kind of maintenance. 

    Think about the possible utility and maintenance costs when you purchase your unit.

    What is the cooling coverage that you truly need?

    It may seem easy to install a centralized system for your entire house.
    But the question is whether it is necessary. 

    Apart from the high expense of purchasing this system, there are the possible high costs of repair and maintenance.

    If you only want cool air in certain rooms because they are the
    hottest in your home during a hot summer season, then opt
    for the window or freestanding kind. The key difference between the freestanding type and the window type
    is in terms of mobility. You can move a freestanding air conditioner from
    one room to another easily enough. 

    Buying this type will be a great idea if you intend to rotate the usage of the unit in different rooms.
    But if your mind is fixed on having a few units in specific rooms, then the window type might be a good
    option. Since the window type would be up on the wall, it would not
    take up space in the room like how the freestanding type would.
    When it comes to the window type, you have the choice of selecting one that comes with or without duct. 

    Apart from being compact and small, the ductless kind is rather easy to install on any wall.
    Compared to the one that comes with a duct, it
    is also more energy saving. A good way to cool the temperature in the other rooms that have no
    air-conditioners is to use oscillating fans. Another smart way
    is to purchase a few 5 ton air conditioners
    to cover the space for your entire house instead of buying a centralized unit. 

    But this depends on how large your home is. Apart from the cost of purchase, there is the expense for maintenance.
    Normally, the cost of maintenance of a centralized air conditioning system
    is much higher compared to the freestanding
    or window types. To reduce maintenance costs, think about performing simple maintenance activities
    on your own.

    For example, you can take a look at the filter and change it if it requires changing.
    Normally, the frequency for changing or checking the filter will be mentioned in the air conditioner manufacturer’s manual.
    Some findings show that changing the filters can help in reducing monthly utility costs by 10 to 20%. 

    Though it is fine to carry out a simple maintenance task such as changing a filter, it is best
    to leave the more complex maintenance or repair
    tasks to Air Conditioning Experts. Now and then, call them up to check on the state of your air conditioner
    units and do what is necessary for their optimum working
    condition – an ounce of prevention is worth a
    pound of cure.

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  6. Plumbing Repairs That Require a Professional Plumbing
    Service
    Plumbing repair work can encompass many things, such as mending
    hot water heaters, or fitting new faucets in bathrooms.
    On the internet, there is information about how
    to do many kinds of plumbing jobs. Understandably, most people
    want to avoid hiring a plumber to carry out maintenance or repair work,
    which they could perform themselves. Nonetheless, considerable precision and expertise is needed to implement the majority of plumbing tasks.

    Even a basic error, like failing to seal a pipe tightly enough, could
    cause leaks that result in expensive water damage and high water bills.

    Leaks could cause mold to develop in your house as well.
    You should hire plumbing services, whenever severe problems with your
    plumbing system arise. If you don’t do this, you might
    end up making the problem even worse.

    The hot Water Stops Working

    It can be difficult to identify the cause of this problem, unless you have a leaking
    water tank. Leaks can appear anywhere in your system, due to a range of factors.
    Issues with gas heaters can involve thermocouple ignition systems
    and burners. Issues with electrical heaters can involve heating elements, bad overload switches, malfunctioning thermostats, and blown fuses or
    circuit breakers.

    The Water Pressure in Your Home is too low

    There are several things that can cause this problem. Examples include badly designed supply lines, low
    water pressures from wells or city supplies, and water line blockages (such as debris or rust).
    A reputable plumber will diagnose the cause of the problem, and
    tackle it effectively.

    The Sewer Line Backs up

    In all likelihood, if you encounter a sewer line stoppage, the line will have
    a plug in it that leads out to the primary sewer. Frequently, this is caused by tree roots.
    Large sewer rodding machines can be rented, however they might harm the
    sewer lines or drain. Contact a drain cleaning company or plumber.
    If they experience problems, they will do the repair
    work.

    Installing a new Water Heater

    Ideally, you should avoid trying to install a new heater on your own. A good
    plumber will transport the new heater to your storage area,
    connect it and ensure that it functions correctly. He or she can get rid
    of your old heater too.

    Severe Damage to Water Lines

    It is a time consuming process to fix damage to water lines.

    Normally, this occurs due to freezing. Hire a plumber, so that you don’t
    have to interrupt your regular schedule.

    Pipe Freezing

    If you have frozen pipes, they may have cracks in them already — in which
    case you need a plumber. Even if your pipes don’t have cracks in them, hiring a plumber still might be sensible.
    Rather than thawing frozen pipes, some plumbers just replace certain sections of them.

    Any kind of plumbing problem can represent a threat to property or health.
    Therefore, these problems need to be addressed straightaway.
    Locate some good plumbing repairs services, and contact them if you encounter any of the above situations.

    Like

  7. Plumbing Repairs That Require a Professional Plumbing Service
    Plumbing repair work can encompass many things, such as mending hot water heaters,
    or fitting new faucets in bathrooms. On the internet, there is information about how to do many kinds of plumbing jobs.
    Understandably, most people want to avoid hiring a plumber to carry out maintenance or repair work, which they could perform themselves.
    Nonetheless, considerable precision and expertise is needed
    to implement the majority of plumbing tasks.

    Even a basic error, like failing to seal a pipe tightly enough, could cause leaks
    that result in expensive water damage and high water bills.

    Leaks could cause mold to develop in your house as well.
    You should hire plumbing services, whenever severe problems with your
    plumbing system arise. If you don’t do this,
    you might end up making the problem even worse.

    The hot Water Stops Working

    It can be difficult to identify the cause of this
    problem, unless you have a leaking water tank. Leaks can appear anywhere
    in your system, due to a range of factors. Issues with gas heaters
    can involve thermocouple ignition systems and burners.
    Issues with electrical heaters can involve heating elements, bad overload switches, malfunctioning thermostats, and blown fuses or circuit breakers.

    The Water Pressure in Your Home is too low

    There are several things that can cause this problem.
    Examples include badly designed supply lines, low water pressures from wells or city
    supplies, and water line blockages (such as debris
    or rust). A reputable plumber will diagnose the cause of the problem,
    and tackle it effectively.

    The Sewer Line Backs up

    In all likelihood, if you encounter a sewer line stoppage, the line will have a plug in it that leads out to the primary sewer.
    Frequently, this is caused by tree roots.
    Large sewer rodding machines can be rented, however they might harm the sewer lines or drain. Contact a drain cleaning company or plumber.
    If they experience problems, they will do the repair work.

    Installing a new Water Heater

    Ideally, you should avoid trying to install a new heater on your own. A good plumber will transport the new heater to
    your storage area, connect it and ensure that it functions correctly.
    He or she can get rid of your old heater too.

    Severe Damage to Water Lines

    It is a time consuming process to fix damage to water lines.
    Normally, this occurs due to freezing. Hire a plumber, so that you don’t have to interrupt your regular schedule.

    Pipe Freezing

    If you have frozen pipes, they may have cracks in them already — in which case
    you need a plumber. Even if your pipes don’t have cracks in them, hiring a
    plumber still might be sensible. Rather than thawing frozen pipes, some
    plumbers just replace certain sections of them.

    Any kind of plumbing problem can represent a threat
    to property or health. Therefore, these problems need
    to be addressed straightaway. Locate some good plumbing repairs services, and contact them if you encounter any of the above situations.

    Like

  8. Plumbing Repairs That Require a Professional Plumbing Service
    Plumbing repair work can encompass many things, such as mending
    hot water heaters, or fitting new faucets in bathrooms. On the internet,
    there is information about how to do many kinds of plumbing jobs.
    Understandably, most people want to avoid hiring a plumber to carry out
    maintenance or repair work, which they could perform themselves.
    Nonetheless, considerable precision and expertise is needed to implement the majority of plumbing tasks.

    Even a basic error, like failing to seal a pipe tightly enough, could cause leaks that result
    in expensive water damage and high water bills. Leaks could cause mold to develop in your house as well.
    You should hire plumbing services, whenever severe problems with your plumbing system arise.
    If you don’t do this, you might end up making the problem even worse.

    The hot Water Stops Working

    It can be difficult to identify the cause of this problem, unless you have a
    leaking water tank. Leaks can appear anywhere in your system,
    due to a range of factors. Issues with gas heaters can involve thermocouple ignition systems and
    burners. Issues with electrical heaters can involve heating elements,
    bad overload switches, malfunctioning thermostats, and blown fuses or circuit breakers.

    The Water Pressure in Your Home is too low

    There are several things that can cause this problem.

    Examples include badly designed supply lines, low water pressures from wells or city supplies, and water line blockages (such as debris or rust).
    A reputable plumber will diagnose the cause of the problem, and
    tackle it effectively.

    The Sewer Line Backs up

    In all likelihood, if you encounter a sewer line stoppage, the line will have a plug in it that leads out to the primary sewer.
    Frequently, this is caused by tree roots. Large sewer rodding machines
    can be rented, however they might harm the sewer lines or
    drain. Contact a drain cleaning company or plumber. If they experience
    problems, they will do the repair work.

    Installing a new Water Heater

    Ideally, you should avoid trying to install a new heater on your own.
    A good plumber will transport the new heater to your storage area, connect it and ensure that it functions correctly.
    He or she can get rid of your old heater too.

    Severe Damage to Water Lines

    It is a time consuming process to fix damage to water lines.
    Normally, this occurs due to freezing. Hire a plumber, so that you
    don’t have to interrupt your regular schedule.

    Pipe Freezing

    If you have frozen pipes, they may have cracks in them already — in which case you need
    a plumber. Even if your pipes don’t have cracks in them, hiring a plumber
    still might be sensible. Rather than thawing frozen pipes, some plumbers just replace certain sections
    of them.

    Any kind of plumbing problem can represent
    a threat to property or health. Therefore, these problems need to be addressed straightaway.
    Locate some good plumbing repairs services, and contact them if you encounter any of the above situations.

    Like

  9. There are many types of tiles available nowadays. The method of tile cleaning will depend more on the tile type.
    However there are couple of things to be followed to add the sheen and glow
    of the tiles.

    Do the regular floor cleaning
    Clean the spills as soon as they occur

    It is very crucial to clean dirt and water too as soon as
    they are split to prevent the stains. Place a doormat which
    helps in reduction of mud or dirt entering through footsteps.

    There are basically following tile floors where in one will use the tile and grout
    cleaning process, types of tiles are as follow –

    Ceramic
    Porcelain
    Stone

    Porcelain Tile cleaning

    Porcelain tiles maintenance is not difficult if the surface is cleaned regularly.

    The surface can be vacuum cleaned every day or just sweep it.
    The wet mopping is required once in a week. Use of mild floor cleaners will do for the mopping.
    One can make it at home by mixing vinegar and water.

    Ceramic Tile Cleaning

    The rule is followed here as well; remove the dirt as soon as
    possible. Vacuum clean the tiles every day or a simple broom
    can be used. Plain water or the special ceramic tile cleaners can be used for the wet mopping.

    Stone Tile Cleaning

    One need to be careful while cleaning the tiles made of stones as they
    are natural minerals. Never use harsh floor cleaners.
    Sweep or vacuum clean. After using any floor cleaner use a dry mop to soak any type of liquid residue.

    Grout Cleaning

    Along with the tile cleaning it is very important to regularly clean the grout, i.e.
    the lines between the tiles. Hence tile and grout cleaning goes simultaneously.
    Grout is porous in nature and attracts dirt,
    grease etc. The surface looks shabby if the grout is
    unclean. It can also be a cause of mildew or mould in the damp areas like
    bathrooms. It is best to have a seal (colour or clear) on the
    grout which will not only protect the surface but also acts as an anti-fungal agent.

    Many a times it gets difficult to maintain the floor due to
    hectic working schedules. Hence we come in picture and provide the tile and grout cleaning
    services to our clients at a very affordable price. Moreover the price depends on the type of the
    tiles, number of tiles and size of the tiles to be cleaned.

    Following steps are followed for the tile and grout cleaning
    after you contact us-

    Pre inspection of the tiles and floor.
    Shifting of the furniture, if any, from that
    space.
    Dry Sweeping of the surface
    Application of the suitable cleaning solution.
    Cleaning the surface with a soft pad.
    High pressure cleaning
    Mopping and drying the surface.

    We have our experts who carry special tools to do the tile and
    grout cleaning; the grout sealing is also done if ordered.

    Like

  10. There are many types of tiles available nowadays. The method of tile cleaning will depend more on the tile type.
    However there are couple of things to be followed to add the sheen and
    glow of the tiles.

    Do the regular floor cleaning
    Clean the spills as soon as they occur

    It is very crucial to clean dirt and water too as soon as they are split to prevent the stains.
    Place a doormat which helps in reduction of mud or dirt entering through
    footsteps.

    There are basically following tile floors where in one
    will use the tile and grout cleaning process, types of tiles are as follow –

    Ceramic
    Porcelain
    Stone

    Porcelain Tile cleaning

    Porcelain tiles maintenance is not difficult if the surface is cleaned regularly.
    The surface can be vacuum cleaned every day or just sweep it.
    The wet mopping is required once in a week. Use of mild
    floor cleaners will do for the mopping. One can make it at
    home by mixing vinegar and water.

    Ceramic Tile Cleaning

    The rule is followed here as well; remove the dirt as soon as
    possible. Vacuum clean the tiles every day or a simple broom can be used.
    Plain water or the special ceramic tile cleaners
    can be used for the wet mopping.

    Stone Tile Cleaning

    One need to be careful while cleaning the tiles
    made of stones as they are natural minerals. Never use harsh floor cleaners.
    Sweep or vacuum clean. After using any floor cleaner use a dry
    mop to soak any type of liquid residue.

    Grout Cleaning

    Along with the tile cleaning it is very important to regularly clean the
    grout, i.e. the lines between the tiles. Hence tile and grout cleaning
    goes simultaneously. Grout is porous in nature and attracts dirt, grease etc.
    The surface looks shabby if the grout is unclean. It can also be a cause of mildew or mould in the damp areas like bathrooms.
    It is best to have a seal (colour or clear) on the grout which will not only protect the surface but
    also acts as an anti-fungal agent.

    Many a times it gets difficult to maintain the floor due to hectic working
    schedules. Hence we come in picture and provide the tile and grout cleaning services
    to our clients at a very affordable price. Moreover the price
    depends on the type of the tiles, number of tiles and size of the tiles to be
    cleaned.

    Following steps are followed for the tile and grout cleaning after
    you contact us-

    Pre inspection of the tiles and floor.
    Shifting of the furniture, if any, from that space.
    Dry Sweeping of the surface
    Application of the suitable cleaning solution.
    Cleaning the surface with a soft pad.
    High pressure cleaning
    Mopping and drying the surface.

    We have our experts who carry special tools to do the tile and
    grout cleaning; the grout sealing is also done
    if ordered.

    Like

  11. There are many types of tiles available nowadays. The method of tile cleaning will depend more on the tile type.
    However there are couple of things to be followed to add the sheen and glow of the tiles.

    Do the regular floor cleaning
    Clean the spills as soon as they occur

    It is very crucial to clean dirt and water too as soon as
    they are split to prevent the stains. Place a doormat which helps in reduction of mud or dirt entering through footsteps.

    There are basically following tile floors where in one will use the tile and grout cleaning process,
    types of tiles are as follow –

    Ceramic
    Porcelain
    Stone

    Porcelain Tile cleaning

    Porcelain tiles maintenance is not difficult if the surface is cleaned regularly.

    The surface can be vacuum cleaned every day or just sweep it.
    The wet mopping is required once in a week. Use of mild floor cleaners will do
    for the mopping. One can make it at home by mixing vinegar and water.

    Ceramic Tile Cleaning

    The rule is followed here as well; remove the dirt as soon as possible.
    Vacuum clean the tiles every day or a simple broom can be used.
    Plain water or the special ceramic tile cleaners can be used for the wet
    mopping.

    Stone Tile Cleaning

    One need to be careful while cleaning the tiles made of stones as they are natural minerals.

    Never use harsh floor cleaners. Sweep or vacuum clean. After
    using any floor cleaner use a dry mop to soak any type of liquid residue.

    Grout Cleaning

    Along with the tile cleaning it is very important
    to regularly clean the grout, i.e. the lines between the tiles.
    Hence tile and grout cleaning goes simultaneously.
    Grout is porous in nature and attracts dirt, grease etc.
    The surface looks shabby if the grout is unclean. It can also be a cause of mildew or
    mould in the damp areas like bathrooms. It is best to have a seal (colour or clear) on the grout which will not only protect the surface but also acts as an anti-fungal
    agent.

    Many a times it gets difficult to maintain the floor due to hectic working schedules.
    Hence we come in picture and provide the tile and grout cleaning services to our clients
    at a very affordable price. Moreover the price
    depends on the type of the tiles, number of tiles and size of the tiles to be cleaned.

    Following steps are followed for the tile and grout cleaning after you contact us-

    Pre inspection of the tiles and floor.
    Shifting of the furniture, if any, from that space.
    Dry Sweeping of the surface
    Application of the suitable cleaning solution.
    Cleaning the surface with a soft pad.
    High pressure cleaning
    Mopping and drying the surface.

    We have our experts who carry special tools to do the tile
    and grout cleaning; the grout sealing is also
    done if ordered.

    Like

  12. First off I want to say awesome blog! I had
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    minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out
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