Inside: These quotes about decluttering can help motivate you to begin simplifying your home and life.

Looking for some decluttering inspiration? These quotes on decluttering can help you to get motivated to simplify your home and your life.

Decluttering often starts with the stuff in your home but then can carry over to clearing out additional excess stuff in your life. Use these inspiring quotes on decluttering your life to help you to begin minimizing both types of clutter.

A great quote can cause you to think, shift your perspective, or nod in agreement. The decluttering quotes shared below are a great starting point for beginning your simplifying journey.

I hope that these will help give you the nudge you may need to take action and begin your own decluttering process.

37 Quotes About Decluttering

Use these quotes on decluttering to help inspire and motivate you to simplify your home and life.

“The problem for most people isn’t a lack of organization. The problem is having too much stuff to manage.” -Julianna Poplin

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

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

“Remember that the money you spent on your item is gone. You are not any richer because you store this item in your home, and you won’t be poorer if you let it go.” -Cassandra Aarssen

“Outer order contributes to inner calm.” -Gretchen Rubin

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“Creating space, decluttering, and evaluating our beliefs about ‘enough’ helps restore our home to its original purpose: refuge.” -Lisa Avellan

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” -Eleanor Brownn

“When I declutter my home, I lighten my soul.” -Erica Layne

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

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

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

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“Get into the habit of asking yourself, “Does this support the life I’m trying to create?” -Unknown

“When home feels out of control, no matter what the reason, unsettledness and anxiety can seep in, and then the chaos becomes internal as well as external.” -Myquillyn Smith

“Having a simplified uncluttered home is a form of self-care.” -Emma Scheib

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

“Simplicity boils down to 2 things: identify the essential & eliminate the rest.” -Leo Babauta

quotes about decluttering

“Declutter your mind, your heart, your home. Let go of the heaviness that is weighing you down. Make your life simple, but significant.” -Maria Defillo

“The first step to crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” -Joshua Becker

“Control your clutter or it will control you.” -Alejandra Costello

“Get rid of the trash to make room for the treasures. Let the things that are important take center stage.” -Peter Walsh

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

“For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized: now I know I just needed less stuff.” -Alysa Bajenaru

quotes on decluttering

“Decluttering your life changes more than the way your home looks and feels. It makes space for your soul to discover that your happiness never was found in all that excess stuff.” -Julia Ubbenga

“If you want to improve your life immediately, clean out a closet. Often it’s what we hold onto that holds us back.” -Cheryl Richardson

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” -Steve Maraboli

“If everything is important, then nothing is.” -Patrick Lencioni

“The home that is supposed to be our sanctuary, our haven from the chaos outside, is full-to-overflowing with things that drown out the peace we are craving.” -Melissa Michaels

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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

“Enough is a decision, not an amount.” -Alison Faulkner

“The more stuff I donated, the more I was able to breathe. The more trash I threw away, the more weight I felt lifted. The more stuff I took out of our home, the more I was able to see a new life. The more uncluttered I lived, the more joy I found.” -Zina Harrington

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” -John Maeda

“My choice of a lighter lifestyle has brought me a greater sense of well-being. In a world that often seems stressful and chaotic, that’s a feeling I cherish.” -Lisa J. Shultz

quotes about decluttering

“The easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it.” -Joshua Fields Millburn

“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” – Mother Teresa

“Clutter is anything that doesn’t belong in a space – whether because it belongs elsewhere in your home, or it doesn’t belong in your home any longer.” -Chrissy Halton

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

“Let your legacy be how you loved while you were here and not the stuff you left behind.” -Courtney Carver

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  1. I discovered this quote after we got flooded and eliminated several bulky and unnecessary pieces of furniture. My old mindset started to kick in with thoughts of adding a chair here or a table there. Then it hit me–I loved the way my living room looked and felt! Hence, “Spaciousness=Serenity” came to be an empowering slogan for me.

  2. Totally love these decluttering quotes.

    I’ve been consuming your content for quite a time and made up my mind to discard my university notebooks. I’ve made a career-shift to freelance writing so no longer needed them. But, I was holding onto them just for memories.

    Felt so light after clearing up all the space.

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