The Civic at Frisco Square is set to become the premier location for your next home. Located in Frisco, TX, these apartments are surrounded by hotels, office space, dining, shopping, and other high-end developments. Currently accepting applications, The Civic at Frisco Square will place you in the center of it all.
Apartment life has many advantages, but it also has its challenges. One major challenge that all apartment-dwellers have dealt with in the past is clutter. Clutter not only eats up the space in your apartment but can also eat away at your emotional health.
Having to constantly move one stack of items to get to another or having to step over things can wear on one’s patience until you get to the point where you just can’t take it anymore.
Usually, when this happens, the “purging” begins. Whether it’s via garage sale, donation, or giving things away to friends and family, clutter is eventually cleaned out. However, before long, it seems to creep back into our lives to steal our patience once again.
If you’ve been feeling defeated by, or anxious and overwhelmed about, the amount of clutter in your apartment, you’ll be happy to know that there are many ways to get rid of it.
Clutter is a cause of stress that, all too often, goes undiagnosed. Over time, it can impact one’s life quite significantly. When you know how to declutter your home and your life, everything can get easier.
A cluttered room will signal your brain to tell your body to take action and deal with it. Interestingly, even if you choose not to take action, your brain will still continue to receive these signals. Over time, this will create a constant urgency to do something, which breeds anxiety.
This kind of constant psychological pressure causes continual disruption in many other ways. For example, clutter can break your concentration. If you are in the middle of a project, and clutter forces you to search for the tools you need, you will have far more difficulty focusing.
Clutter can also affect your health, especially if it’s allowed to gather dust. This is because dust contains all sorts of allergens, including pet dander and mold which can cause reactions like asthma attacks and other events every time one of these dusty items is moved.
If the light fixtures in your new apartment are kind of boring, they can be replaced with something that reflects your style, as well as your lighting needs. Your ho-hum kitchen may only need a sparkly chandelier to completely transform it.
For added impact and needed lighting in work spaces, task lighting will point light to a specific spot while drawing the eye to items that are on the walls below.
Getting rid of clutter means accepting a more minimalist way of life. What is minimalism? Put simply, it is living with fewer material possessions. Minimalism favors a focus on the important intangibles in life instead of a focus on its excesses. Minimalism should not be considered to be a list of rules; rather, it is a mindset that allows you to make decisions based on need and not want.
For example, in the case of a cluttered apartment, the act of going through a “declutter your home checklist” and identifying those things that you no longer or don’t really need is a step toward adopting a minimalist mindset.
The best thing about the mindset is that nothing is set in stone. You can be as minimalist as you like and adopt the lifestyle in stages, such as the stage where you decide which of your items to keep.
Once you have pared down the items in your life, you will have more space in your apartment to move freely. This form of freedom can have a significant positive impact on your daily life. In being able to let go of those things which no longer serve you, there is room for the new.
Having a lot of material items means focusing on several things at different times. Not only do you have to ensure you’ve worked enough to pay for your possessions, but you are also investing time and energy into either searching for or finding a place for the things you acquire.
Releasing all of this allows for a refocus on what’s important: doing the things that nurture youa so that you can nurture your life and the relationships around you.
Some clutter that you may look at every day are all those items which don’t belong in a luxury Frisco apartment or that don’t yet have a place there. Even the mail that’s piling up on your kitchen table qualifies as clutter. The same is true of any other piles of stuff that you have created.
Creating a pile of the same items is not dealing with them; it is simply grouping them together. If you do this with all of your items, you likely have several piles of clutter in your home. The solution? Storing these items close to the place where you use them. If you cannot do this, these items should be stored as neatly as possible in a way that makes sense.
There are some items which you may be keeping with the intention to use, but that you haven’t used in a very long time. This includes things like unrepaired clothing or other items, expired food, and newspapers or magazines. Dealing with this sort of “immortal clutter” involves imposing strict rules on items.
For instance, if you haven’t read the news for three days, chances are that you will never get to it. Therefore, the rule would be if three days have passed, that newspaper hits the recycle bin. If you find you do this with your newspaper often, you might also ask whether it’s worth it to keep up your subscription.
Those items needing repair can be kept for a month or so. This will give you several opportunities to address them. Again, if this still hasn’t happened after a month, it’s time to ask if they belong in your Frisco Square Apartment at all.
Another popular style is Mediterranean. Also rustic and comfortable, this style incorporates many natural elements.
To achieve Mediterranean style in your apartment, look to Spain, Italy, or South France for ideas. The good news about this style is that you don’t have to go with large, expensive pieces; accessories can do a lot to add interest.
Colors for the Mediterranean style echo those found in the outdoors, such as yellow, deep red, and orange. Light and dark shades of green along with lavender are also great hues associated with this style. However, you should ensure that any colors you use are muted and not overly bright.
A thrift or antique store can yield several rustic accessories, from metal candle holders and pots to pine furniture. Mismatched dining room chairs are also a hallmark of this style, as are terra cotta and mosaics. Mosaics can appear in every room of your apartment, whether in the bathroom tile or on decorative plates for the living and dining room.
Light is another great element of Mediterranean style, so leaving windows without coverings can be enough to adopt it. However, if this is not possible due to your privacy needs, adding drapery to a rented apartment in Frisco can offer Mediterranean softness and easiness.
A lot of the clutter we accumulate has entered our home via some kind of shopping deal. You may have attended BOGO sales, or purchased something because you wanted the free gift. Again, these items can also be considered to be clutter. And this “impulse clutter” also must go.
To do this, the solution is the same as for all clutter types: Set a deadline. If you haven’t used the free perfume you got for buying a certain item in a month’s time, it’s time to toss it. To prevent acquiring impulse clutter in the future, you will have to really think about whether you will use the items you are tempted to buy. If not, it’s best to leave them at the store.
You may be keeping certain items for a reason. Perhaps a loved one has passed away and left them to you or they remind you of a pleasant time in your life. Whatever the case, if those items get in the way of how you are living your life, they are clutter.
For instance, if you have to reach past Aunt Margaret’s fine bone china every time you want to get at your regular eating dishes, it is interfering with how you live your life.
Although parting with sentimental clutter can cause feelings of guilt, it’s important to understand that the memories you have are in your own head and heart and not in those items. You can reduce item numbers in your two-bedroom in Frisco, as well as take pictures of these items and look at those every time you wish to relive happy memories.
As you are downsizing, you can also implement new ways to reclaim the space in your home. There are many options for this. The bottom line is that many types of storage can do double duty. For instance, a long, low shelf can store items and also serve as a handy laptop desk.
You can create unobtrusive additional storage space by mounting items, such as your nightstand, on the wall, leaving space underneath for other items. Installing high shelves will make use of previously unused wall areas, as well as avoid eating up floor space.
The best time to get rid of things is before you move to a new home. Of course, after you do that, it becomes about being able to prevent more clutter from entering your home. If you’re really serious about reducing clutter, an apartment with less square footage may be exactly what you need.
The Civic at Frisco Square has 31 floor plans to choose from. No matter your lifestyle, our luxury apartments and walkable community will help you reconnect with those things that really matter. What kinds of amenities can you expect at the Civic? How about a 60” TV and soundbar in every home, outdoor kitchens, a pet-friendly culture, and saltwater swimming pools?
Of course, there are many benefits to renting an apartment in Frisco. Come and discover the difference that living the Civic lifestyle can make; call 972-292-5150 to make your appointment today.
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