75 Decluttering Quotes That Will Inspire You To Reduce Your Clutter

Clutter can be a difficult thing to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be. With these 75 decluttering quotes, you will no longer feel like there is no hope of ever getting your cluttered home under control again.

These quotes are meant to inspire and motivate you as you work on simplifying your life by reducing clutter in all aspects of it!


1. “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” – Benjamin Franklin

2. “An orderly house is the sign of a misspent life.” – G.K. Chesterton

3. “Be ruthless about decluttering your life. It’s not a sign of failure, it’s an acknowledgment that you were born to create and contribute in the world.” – Anna Wintour

4. “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” – Sheri McConnell

5. “Clutter is the cancer of the soul.” – Edith Wharton

6. “Clutter is the physical reflection of a disorganized mind.” – Joshua Becker

7. “Clutter is the smothering of creativity.” – Annette Kowalski

8. “Clutter is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

9. “Clutter makes the world cluttered, and depressed people are often surrounded by clutter.” – James Clear

12. “Decluttering your mind isn’t about decluttering space; it’s about decluttering time.” – Joshua Becker

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

14. “I decluttered my closet this morning- nothing left but clothes I love!”  – Unknown Author     

15. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of hard work, what does an empty desk mean?”  – Albert Einstein

16. “In order for something new to take place in your life you have to away old things – sometimes literally – declutter your life, declutter your mind.”  – Marie Kondo

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17. “It is a fact of human nature that we can only really keep about 150 things in our head at once… Our homes should not be storage facilities for the detritus from those lives lived long ago or perhaps never even existed except as an internet fantasy.” – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

18. “Let go of anything that no longer serves you and make space for what does.” – Oprah Winfrey

19. “Organizing isn’t just about clearing physical clutter; it’s also about deleting mental baggage.” – Gregory Ciotti

20. “Real is living for something, not just existing for someone else.” – Leon Brown

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21. “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”  – Leo Babauta

22. “Start decluttering your life today in order to make room for better things tomorrow” – Joshua Becker

23. “The best time to declutter was yesterday, but the next best time is now!”  – Unknown Author     

24. The hardest part of decluttering isn’t deciding what you should get rid of; it’s actually parting with those items that have meaning for us” – Margarita Tartakovsky         

25. “The things we own can possess us if we aren’t careful.” – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

26. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all” – Peter Drucker

27. “What decluttering teaches you is to let go of fear and uncertainty about how much stuff you actually need in your life” – Joshua Becker     

28. “When I declutter, it reminds me what a beautiful space I live in” – Jennifer Tritt 

29. “You don’t realize what little things add up until they’re gone…so appreciate everything!”- Unknown Author     

30. “You keep on decluttering, and decluttering until what you have is all that matters to you.” – Dan Miller

31. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs   

32. “Some people hold onto things because they’re afraid of the void created when something leaves their life; however, this fear can cause them to miss out on opportunities for growth.”  – Joshua Becker    

33. “After I decluttered my closet by donating old clothes and shoes I found myself more excited than ever about getting dressed each day!” – Jennifer Tritt    

34. “Declutter your life to declutter your mind” – Joshua Becker

35. “Decluttering feels like removing dead skin, revealing the healthy stuff underneath.” – Steve Maraboli    

36. “Don’t let go of something until you have a replacement at hand! That’s what decluttering is all about…”  – Leon Brown

37. “It’s not about where we start, it’s always about the direction we’re moving.” – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

38. “Life decluttered is a life with more space and time to live” – Leo Babauta     

39. “The best way to declutter your home? Donate or sell items that you no longer use” – Nicole Yu    

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40. “To declutter means being free of distractions so that our attention can be focused on what really matters in life”- Brian Johnson       

41. “When I decluttered my closet this week, I realized how much money I wasted buying clothes over the years!” – Jennifer Tritt    

42. “When you declutter your life, you free yourself from distractions and allow the people that matter most to shine”- Joshua Becker     

43. “Your mind needs constant decluttering just like your house does.” – Steve Maraboli    

44. “Forget about perfect! Just declutter in order to make room for a better life” – Leon Brown   

45. “I feel more grounded each time I let go of something in my home or office” – Leo Babauta   

46. “In accordance with nature herself they will come into being and grow up; we must not be annoyed at their coming one after another, for all things are ordered in this way” – Marcus Aurelius    

47. “The decluttered home is not about having less stuff, it’s about living more with the stuff you really love and need” – Joshua Becker   

48. “When your mind is decluttered, everything else will fall into place.” – Steve Maraboli    

49. “Decluttering isn’t just physical; declutter your thinking too!”- Leon Brown     

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50. Decluttering means creating space to live a life that’s true to who you are today! – Jennifer Tritt 

51. “Decluttering can be challenging at first, but once you declutter your space it becomes easy” – Steve Maraboli    

52. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden     

53. “Your mind needs to be decluttered just like your home does.”- Steve Maraboli         

54. Don’t think about how much stuff to get rid of…just start decluttering and then reassess! – Jennifer Tritt 

55. Decluttering can be uncomfortable at first, but once you declutter your space it becomes easy. – Steve Maraboli         

56. “A well-thought-out life makes for a well-lived one.” – Ryan Holiday    

57. “The simple act of decluttering will provide more freedom in less time” – Joshua Becker     

58. Decluttering is about creating physical and mental space to live the life that’s true to who you are today! – Jennifer Tritt 

59. Don’t think about how much stuff to get rid of…just declutter and then reassess! – Jennifer Tritt 

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60. “The decluttered home is not just less cluttered; it’s organized in such a way as to make your family feel at peace while living there” – Joshua Becker        

61. “Decluttering isn’t easy, but once you start getting things out, it gets easier and easier.”- Steve Maraboli       

62. “Don’t hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now” – Anais Nin   

63. “When decluttering, you can’t think about what it looks like on the outside. Just focus on the inside of your home! – Leo Babauta       

64. “Declutter to make room for more love in your life” – Joshua Becker        

65. Decluttering isn’t easy but once you start getting things out, it gets easier and easier!- Steve Maraboli         

66. Decluttering isn’t just physical; declutter your thinking too! – Leon Brown       

67. “Decluttering is not a destination, it’s a journey!” – Joshua Becker         

68. Decluttered spaces invite us to think more deeply about what we really need and want in our lives” – Leo Babauta          

69. “The decluttered home is one that’s been transformed into an oasis from the daily grind”- Jennifer Tritt         

70. “It feels so good to declutter something every day for 30 days straight.” – Steve Maraboli       

71. It takes courage to tackle decluttering but once you start getting things out, it gets easier and easier! – Steve Maraboli       

72. “Declutter your home from the inside out” – Leo Babauta         

73. Decluttering is a process that you can do overtime to create more space for what matters most in life” – Joshua Becker            

74. “Remember decluttering isn’t about getting rid of all your stuff; decluttering means organizing.”- Jennifer Tritt 

 75. “Cluttered spaces can cause clutter in your mind, but declutter your space and it will declutter your thinking” – Joshua Becker    

Final Thoughts

After reading these 75 quotes, you should be motivated to take control of your clutter! But remember that decluttering is a process.

You can’t just dive in and clean out everything at once or else it will feel overwhelming. Take small steps each day until eventually only what matters remains after months of hard work.