Inspirational and Motivational Decluttering Quotes

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Decluttering Quotes

Getting rid of your possessions and living a more minimalist lifestyle is the best approach to avoid feeling overwhelmed in the first place.

Because motivational quotes can help us focus and challenge our behavior, we’ve compiled a list of my favorite decluttering quotes to inspire you to start simplifying your house and life right away.

So keep reading to see these simple life quotes in a minimalist way.

Quotes about Clutter

The first step in decluttering is to define clutter. This collection of quotes helps define and describe what constitutes clutter in all of its manifestations.

“Clutter is often the result of so many good intentions.” ~ Becky Rogers

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination.” ~ Christina Scalise

“At its heart, clutter is a lack of peace.” ~ Kathi Lipp

“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” ~ Barbara Hemphill

“Clutter. Even the word feels heavy when you say it.” ~ Kerri L. Richardson

“Your home is a living space, not a storage space.” ~ Francine Jay

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor, it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” ~ Peter Walsh

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of fear that cripples your ability to grow.” ~ H.G. Chissell

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits.” ~ Eleanor Brown

Quotes on the Effects of Clutter

“You can’t reach for anything new if our hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” Louise Smith

“If someone doesn’t live with you, neither should their stuff.” Monika Kristofferson

“Clutter doesn’t just occupy the house in which you live, it occupies your mind.” Avina Celeste

“Clutter steals energy and joy.” Monika Kristofferson

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” Wendell Berry

“If a gift has come to you wrapped in obligations and tied tightly with a ribbon of guilt, then it’s not really a gift at all. It’s a manipulation.” Peter Walsh

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“Under the influence of clutter, we may underestimate how much time we’re giving to the less important stuff.” Zoe Kim

Clutter has numerous implications and can affect people in a variety of ways.

This collection of quotes discusses some of the physical and mental health consequences of possessing too much stuff.

“Clutter may rob us of the life we imagined or prevent us from creating a new vision for our future.” Lisa J. Shultz

“When you live surrounded in clutter, it is impossible to have clarity about what you are doing in life.” Karen Kingston

“Our possessions are dictating our free time. Sundays used to be for relaxing and eating, and now they’re spent cleaning the garage.” Christin Frank

“Anything that you possess that does not add to your life or your happiness eventually becomes a burden.” John Robbins

“Some things cost way more when we keep them.” Neeraj Agnihotri

Quotes on the Benefits of Decluttering

Decluttering can have a significant impact on your life. Knowing the advantages might assist you in setting decluttering objectives for your entire home and life.

“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” Marie Kondo

“Live light. Offload internal and external baggage for peace within and peace without.” Laurie Buchanan

“When we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds. When we throw out the mental clutter, we clear our souls.” Gail Blanke

“Owning less is better than organizing more.” Joshua Becker

“Clearing out clutter – be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual – brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” Laurie Buchanan

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.” Gretchen Rubin

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

“Get rid of clutter and you may just find it was blocking the door you’ve been looking for.” Katrina Mayer

“Clear clutter – make space for you.” Magdelena Vandenberg

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Quotes on Decluttering

When it comes to clutter, it just takes a slight shift of perspective to change your perspective and start letting it all go. Once you change your perspective, you’ll be able to spend less time worrying and more time appreciating the things that really matter.

“I often ask myself, Will anyone I know be happier if I save this?” Margareta Magnusson

“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

“The question of what you want to own is also the question of how you want to live your life.” Marie Kondo

“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” Wayne L. Misner

“You’re the boss of clutter, not the other way around.” Monika Kristofferson

“Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” Eleanor Brown

“Later is the best friend of clutter.” Peter Walsh

“When every possession is special, none of them are.” Kathi Lipp

“Most people do not need more space, they need less stuff.” Michelle Ogundehin

“It’s easier to get rid of things when you’re giving them to someone who can use them, but don’t let this kind intention become a source of clutter itself.” Gretchen Rubin

“Learning to prioritize is the secret to annihilating clutter.” Geralin Thomas

“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” Nathan W. Morris

“If you’re not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You’re not going to start using it more by shoving it in a closet somewhere.” Joshua Becker

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” Jackie French Koller

Other Mindset Quotes

“Don’t just declutter, de-own.” Joshua Becker

“Remember, you are not what you own. Storing all those books doesn’t make you any smarter, it just makes your life more cluttered.” Francine Jay

“If they’re not used, they don’t enhance our lives; they just contribute to the guilt and clutter.” Gretchen Rubin

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“Don’t let anyone rent space in your head unless they are a good tenant.” George Couros

“Just because something belongs to you doesn’t mean you should keep it for the rest of your life. Things are meant to be transitory.” Susan Wright

“Tidying is the act of confronting yourself.” Marie Kondo

“Proper storage is about creating a home for something so that minimal effort is required to find and put it away.” Geralin Thomas

“You don’t have to face every skeleton in your closet before you can make some room in there!” Carmen Klassen

“Clutter does not occupy the house in which you live, it occupies your mind.” Avina Celeste

“You’ll never get organized if you don’t have a vision for your life.” Linda L. Eubanks

“If something doesn’t reach you on a personal level, let it go. It’s hard enough dealing with everything that does.” Judi Culbertson

“When things aren’t adding up in your life, begin subtracting. Life gets a lot simpler when you clear the clutter that makes it complicated.” Marc & Angel

“Picture your dream home. I bet it’s not filled with clutter.” Joshua Becker


Decluttering Quotes can provide you with motivation and inspiration.

Make a list of your favorite decluttering quotes. Be inspired by these ideas and make a fresh start on your journey of clearing out unneeded clutter and reclaiming additional space.

What are some of the quotes that have influenced you?



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