Be motivated to get rid of the stuff that you don’t need anymore with these inspiring declutter quotes!
Decluttering does not happen overnight.
It takes a lot of serious decisions and struggling with yourself. Oftentimes, it takes months before you finish decluttering every room in your home.
At first, it feels exciting to declutter. But as the days pass by, that feeling wanes. Overwhelm, laziness, and doubt kick in. You won’t really finish decluttering your home when you’re not prepared for it.
It definitely takes a different mindset and a stronger motivation to see it through.
One of that is by collecting inspirational sayings, keeping them handy and ready to be read when things go rough.
To help you with that I’ve collected 20 inspirational declutter quotes that I’m sure will change your mindset about stuff and clutter. These will also help you shift your focus from your stuff to the simplicity of life that you want to experience.
So let’s get on with it!
What clutter looks like and how it affects us
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
Clutter is really not just about material things. It’s just that – the material things are more obvious because we see them everyday in our homes.
Clutter robs us of life. It robs us socially, when we’re too embarrassed to have people over. It robs us spiritually, because we can’t be at peace in a cluttered home. And it robs us psychologically, by stealing our ability to feel motivated in our space.Peter Walsh
When you live surrounded by clutter, it is impossible to have clarity about what you are doing in your life.Karen Kingston
Have you ever been in a point where you feel lost in life?
Getting rid of clutter helps us realize the things that we can not live without. It gives us a sense of clarity on what matters on our lives and what direction we should be heading to.
When you need a push to start decluttering
We also need to be willing to make room in our lives for the impending birth of our dreams. This might mean emptying our life of clutter such as wasted time, energy, resources, or draining relationships. These things can jeopardize our dreams by distracting us at a time when we should be more focused than ever.Christine Caine
Clutter distracts. While it may not be that obvious, it inhibits you from achieving your goals because it competes for your attention. Once the clutter is gone, you’ll be able to focus more on your dreams!
What I know for sure is that when you declutter – whether it’s on your home, your head, or your heart – it is astounding what will flow into that space that will enrich you, your life, and your family.Peter Walsh
With clutter gone, you now have enough time and space for what matters the most – things that you really use, things that help you reach your goals, and relationships that count!
When I own less, fewer things go wrong and need to be fixed. I have more space: openings in my calendar, room in my home, and calm in my heart.Lisa J. Shultz
Clutter brings about a lot of stress in our lives. Owning less means you need to organize less. You become more relaxed and as a result, you gain a better mindset, and a better heart too.
Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.Christina Scalise
You do not need to be perfect, or the conditions do not need to be perfect to make decluttering work for you. Anyone can do it and anyone can benefit from it!
If we want more healing and peace in the world, let us each start with our homes, our relationships, our mindsets, and ourselves. – Lisa J. SchultzLisa J. Shultz
Your lifestyle, beliefs, actions, principles, and your attitude can easily rub off on the people around you – especially your family. When you declutter and its benefits start to affect you, they will notice. And other people will notice.
When they see what they want in life happening in you, they’ll be curious how you do it. And that’s when you can start having influence in their lives.
Declutter quotes when you’re having difficulty deciding what to keep
In addition to asking myself if something was a benefit or a burden for me to keep or if it was superfluous, I also questioned if it enriched my life now. If the answer was no, I ditched it.Lisa J. Shultz
There is no point in holding on to things that do not add value to your life. Getting rid of things that do not really serve any purpose allows you to focus more on what’s really important.
A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. … When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.Victoria Moran
Living a simple lifestyle does not mean you have to live in poverty. It just means you’re getting rid of physical, mental, and emotional clutter and prioritizing the things and relationships that matter the most.
If you’re not using it, release it graciously to someone else—and make some money at the same time.S.J. Scott
Decluttering does not only give you more space but also a chance to get some money back! If your items are still in good condition, you can always resell them as pre-loved or secondhand items.
For things that are slightly damaged, you can always choose to donate them! And for items that are too old or too damaged to be donated, check for recycling centers near you that can make good use of them.
When you think you need the excess
Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion and clutter.Geralin Thomas
Clutter. Even the word feels heavy when you say it. We’ve become consumed by stuff and so inundated by things that we almost have nowhere to turn.Kerri L. Richardson
Consumerism is based on the illusion that you can fill spiritual or emotional emptiness with physical products.Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We were never meant to live life accumulating stuff. We were meant to live simply enjoying the experiences of life, the people of life, and the journey of life – not the things of life.Joshua Becker
We should not live a materialistic-driven life. Doing so distracts us from focusing on the more important aspects of life.
After all, life is really not about how much you have. It’s more about what you do with what you have – how it helps you experience life better and build lasting relationships.
No matter how many possessions you have, you never feel secure. As soon as you get one thing, there’s always something else you “need”. And also, you have the added problem of worrying about losing the stuff you already have. Some of the most insecure people I know are multimillionaires. True security can only come from knowing who you are and what you are here to do.Karen Kingston
Some people are blessed with a well-paid job, but are cursed with an irresistible urge to give others the impression that they are well paid, through things such as their clothes, car, and place of residence.Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Keeping stuff you do not really need just to impress others is not a healthy way to live. You do not need every people’s approval just to feel good about yourself.
Declutter quotes when you need to buy a new stuff (or think that you need to buy it)
When deciding what to buy, remember that some things are easy to buy—but then we have to use them. If they’re not used, they don’t enhance our lives; they just contribute to guilt and clutter.Gretchen Rubin
Remember that thing you bought because it was on sale but you never really got to use? It does not only add more clutter to your home but it also means you did not get your money’s worth!
Think twice before you buy. Decide before you purchase anything where you are going to keep it and what you are going to use it for. If your answers to either of these questions are vague, then you are about to purchase clutter. Desist from buying.Karen Kingston
Only buy what you need. Think function not fashion.Harken Headers
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.Louise Smith
Purchase with intent. Whatever you buy, make sure these are items that you really need and that you have space for these in your home.
Keep these declutter quotes handy!
Good quotes make us feel optimistic and inspired. Often, these timely bursts of wisdom are something that we relate to. As the words resonate with our lives, we are influenced to gradually change our mindsets and attitudes, thus motivate us to take action.
After reading through the list of declutter quotes above, I hope you find yourself more motivated to start decluttering, to continue decluttering, and to maintain the habit.