Over 30 Top Clutter Quotes – Brilliant Decluttering Motivation


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Clutter quotes and sayings are a fantastic way to give perspective on all that ‘stuff’ you’ve got at home (and in life). Why not use this brilliant collection of clutter quotes as a way to focus on the stuff you have, motivate you in your decluttering, and inspire you to become more clutter free.

Clutter Quotes You're going to love

I’m slightly addicted to a good quote.

The right one seems to speak to me in a way that other things don’t – are you the same?

I really love that quotes show different peoples points of view, and therefore help me to see things in different ways – which is key to being able to change that which I want to.

They are motivating, inspiring, and funny – but always pretty educational (in a short quick burst that’s easy to take!) – and so I wanted to collect together all the quotes I have found that are specifically related to clutter.


Well – If you take a look, you’re bound to find at least one that you can relate to for exactly where you are on your decluttering journey right now.

You’ll find all sorts of quotes, from Marie Kondo and Peter Walsh with their decluttering quotes, to Einstein and William Morris (and even me!). There are even a few funny clutter quotes in there as well – because we all need to laugh & smile more, right!

I recommend writing one or two down where you’ll see them each day, so you get a dose of exactly what you need – and it will help you push through when you’re feeling less than motivated!

So – let’s go, shall we!

Clutter Quotes you’re going to love…

Clutter quote about having less stuff

“Less stuff means less to clean, less to organised, less to store, less mess”


A brilliant reminder that the physical clutter can be so restrictive if we let it get out of control.

When we choose to declutter – and have less stuff – we can really reap the rewards of a simpler life. I for one like the sound of that!

Clutter Quote - Clutter is...

“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”


This is my own definition of clutter, and it really helps me by taking a lot of the emotion away from the decision making that decluttering brings.

There’s no-one saying something definitely has to be gotten rid of, rather, it has to simply be put in the right place (whether that’s in the home or not) – and that feels much more do-able, right?

Simple Life Quote

“Simplicity boils down to 2 things: identify the essential & eliminate the rest”

Leo Babauta

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You never have to throw away what you don't buy

“You never have to throw away that which you never buy”


A hard thing to come to terms with – especially if you’re a shop lover – but it’s worth remembering that yes, buying less means that you have to look after less in your home.

Happiness is a place between too little and too much

“Happiness is a place between too little and too much”


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Clutter Quote about STUFF

“Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitude towards it hasn’t changed correspondingly – we overvalue stuff”

Clutter Quote

“We should be choosing what we keep – not what we get rid of”

MARIE KONDO – Author Of the life changing magic of tidying

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If it doesn't add to your life, it doesn't belong in your life

“If it doesn’t add to your life, it doesn’t belong in your life”

Clutter quote - you can't reach for anything new if

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterdays junk”

When things aren't adding up in your life - start subtracting

“When things aren’t adding up in your life – start subtracting”

Clutter Quote - Later is the best friend of clutter

” ‘Later’ is the best friend of clutter”


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Make space in your life for what matters

“Make space in your life for what matters”


Whether it is physical space (like freeing up the cluttered garage to make a gym or craft area), or your mental space (like freeing up your busy day to allow for planning a new business) – you need to make that space available.

That comes with a good declutter!

QUOTE - collect moments, not things

“Collect moment, not things”


A favourite of these clutter quotes.

Things get broken, last for a short while, and tend to get forgotten when the next thing comes along (this is especially true for kids toys) – whereas special memories of events in our life can stay with us for a lifetime.

Think back – do you remember exactly what you got for christmas for the past few years, or do you remember the actual memories of the day itself more vividly?

This in itself is a great way to think when you are trying to declutter, as you not only save money on buying less, but also spend less time on the upkeep of things – so you have more time and money to spend on making those memories that will last a lifetime…

QUOTE - You've got everything you need

“Reminder: You’ve got everything you need”


It’s all about mindset with this one. If we get it into our minds that stuff is just things, and we have too much usually – then we’re halfway there…

You don’t have to be a minimalist to deal wit the clutter – but having less helps everyone!

When you need less, you have more - clutter quote

“Once you need less, then you’ll have more”

Clutter quote - clutter is no more than postponed decisions

“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions”


It’s all too easy to put your head in the sand when decluttering.

I feel like this when there are unmade decisions that feel too hard to make – but this quote really puts it into perspective, as you are going to have to make the decision sooner or later.

I know that once I have made the decision I feel so much better – my cluttered mind feels better – so much more empowered – which helps to make the decision making quicker the next time – a win-win!

Quote - if you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down”

QUOTE - Out of clutter, find simplicity

“Out of clutter, find simplicity”

Your Home Will Be Easier to Clean with less in it - CLUTTER QUOTE

“Your home will be easier to clean AND organise, with less stuff in it”

Clutter Quote - Clutter is not just physical stuff

“Clutter is not just physical stuff, it’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits”

Quote - If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down”

Quote - the more things you own, the more they own you

“The more things you own, the more they own you”

Clutter Quote - In a sense, clutter is...

“In a sense, clutter is the end result of procrastination”

Moving House Clutter Quote - You Never Really Know How Much Stuff You Have Until You Move House

“You never really know how much stuff you accumulate until you move house”

Quote - Make space for what matters

“Make space to have daydreams about possibility”


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Clutter quote - how many things are there which I do not want

“How many things are there which I do not want?”

Don't mind the mess

“Don’t mind the mess, my kids are making memories… Of me yelling at them to clean up the mess”

Clutter Quote - Get rid of clutter

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

Quote - keeping baggage from the past

“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future”

Quote - Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”

Clutter Quote - Clear clutter, make space for you

“Clear clutter – make space for you”

Accidentally decluttered the kitchen...

“Accidentally decluttered my kitchen today – shelf feel down & smashed 10 cups…”UNKNOWN

Quote - the first step to getting

“The first step to crafting the life you want, is to get rid of everything you don’t”

Quote - your home is living space not storage space

“Your home is living space – NOT storage space”

QUOTE - If everything is precious, then nothing is

If everything is precious, then nothing is

QUOTE - Our memories are within us, not within our things

Our memories are within us, not within our things

QUOTE - The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Quote - The problem: we put more value on our stuff than our space

The problem: we put more value on our stuff than on our space.

Francine JayΒ 
Quote - The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live

The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life

Marie Kondo
Quote - You don't need more space - you need less stuff

You don’t need more space, you need less stuff

Joshua Becker
Quote - If it doesn't matter, get rid of it

If it doesn’t matter – get rid of it

Black wall with chairs and wooden table and cream mug

There you have it – loads of brilliant clutter quotes and sayings to love.

I hope you’ve found one (or two!) that really spoke to you and that these quotes will inspire decluttering to start (or carry on) in your home right now.

So – go, declutter, and have fun!

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