ABOUT DEVIKA'S ATELIER
I am a professional interior designer based in New Delhi and have been working in this field for over 20 years. After working as a free lancer for a couple of years I co-founded ‘The Works –Interiors’ with my husband in 1998. Together we design spaces and fabricate bespoke furniture and each piece is a labor of love.
Designing is an intricate process…it’s a puzzle and is a constant selection and elimination of thoughts, ideas and materials to find the right balance between the end user and the product designed for them.
This blog is a journey of self-expression. It is a great platform to share with you a collection of my thoughts, inspirations, experiences.
In a cluttered room or space I feel stifled, I can’t think straight…
When I clear out the mess it seems as though a weight has been lifted off me…literally!
With our busy lives we tend to ignore spaces that were intended to help us store our wares, but over a period of neglect these storages hoard unwanted junk.
We need to face reality!
Places you need to declutter-
Your Wardrobe- one of the biggest culprits is our fashion fetish! Give away in charity what’s not being worn…yes just do it!
The Kitchen-My mantra is use everything and once it breaks (which invariably it does!) donate the set and then buy the other.
Clear your electronic devices of extra files, apps, folders.
Declutter your handbag- you will be surprised what you can find in there!
Work on a desk, clear off piles of papers and please throw away pens that don’t work!
Cabinets and drawers…we all crave for extra storage…be mindful of what you keep, don’t forget the question list before you stash away anything.
Do I need it?
Will I use it?
Is it worth it?
Is there a place for it?
Be tough and don’t give into sentiments,
What you haven’t used in more than a year, needs to go…
A successful decluttering session needs time and energy.
And No there is no ‘spell’ to do the cleaning for you!
Benefits of clearing the mess!
A clean space leads to clear thinking and fresh perspective.
With everything in its assigned place, you save time finding that particular thing.
You allow for positive energy to flow in and move freely.
Your general health improves; you sleep better and are energized to carry on your daily tasks.
With increased efficiency you may find time for things you so want to indulge in!
So go ahead make a start…remember ‘baby steps’…
Start small with one area or space, with determination and right intentions every task can be overcome!
Enjoy the moment!