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We all need a little motivation from time to time, and so I have gathered together some of my favourite motivational quotes, those that are specifically related to clutter and decluttering.

If you are in the process of decluttering and organising anywhere in your home, I’m sure you will find at least one of these really helpful to get you going, and get you to the finish line.

5 motivational quotes to help you declutter - declutter quotes

Happiness is a place between too little and too much - quote

Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions - quote

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

I feel like this when a decisions 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 – so much more empowered – which helps to make the decision making quicker the next time – a win-win!

Out of clutter find simplicity - Einstein quote

The more things you own - the more they own you - quote

Collect moments, not things - quoteMy favourite at the moment is the last one “collect moments, not things” – I am finding more and more so that things aren’t what makes us happy.

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.

5 motivational quotes to help you declutter - declutter quotes

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  1. Carol May 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    11 gifts in, 11 gifts out to your nearest children’s home, local thrift shop, resale store, etc. Oh, yes, it’s not only the number, it’s the bulk amount less the packaging. Teach your child How to maintain her space. Teach her how to give memories instead of things. When she gives to others things such as movie tickets, skating passes, class in making or doing something, day out at historic park, etc. Bring it up with other moms. Bet a lot of them are in the same boat you are with excessive gifts. Talk to grandparents about having ‘dates” and spending time instead of giving stuff.

    • Chrissy Halton Jun 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

      Great ideas Carol – thanks for sharing!

  2. Leanne Healy Feb 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Declutter- had my daughter’s 8th birthday party today, at the local swimming pool. The pool’s policy dictates that kids parties have a minimum of 12 children, so you pay for 12 even if you have less. So we had 12 kids all up. But, now we have 11 new gifts to store in my house…
    I know that I chose to go ahead with this, but I’m sure the minimum used to be 10!

    Something to consider for future birthdays.


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