7 Quotes that will help motivate you to declutter your home

7 Quotes that will help motivate you to declutter your home

19th January 2022

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Clutter is one of those things that many of us can struggle with. It might be that you have a hard time letting things go. Or maybe you just have a habit of buying things without thinking about it. Not taking time to decide whether you need it. Living a more minimalist life is a goal that we will have in common with others, and deciding on whether we want, need, or love those things.

Sometimes it is just a case of needing to declutter to feel calmer mentally. After all, we have all heard that famous saying of “tidy house, tidy mind”. But the problem we can all face is having the motivation to declutter. We all know we want to do it and can often see the areas that need the most attention, however, taking action is another story entirely. So with that in mind, here are some of the best quotes that will help motivate you to declutter your home. 

Decluttering Motivation Quotes

7 Quotes that will help motivate you to declutter your home
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Marie Kondo

“Clutter is caused by a failure to return things where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out” – Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is the queen of organisation and decluttering, so there are a few quotes in this list that come directly from her. This one is a real eye-opener. The truth is, if there are things cluttered around your home, then chances are they haven’t either found a place in your home, or they are just not needed. It can often mean that you don’t have the motivation to put it back, so does that mean you really want it, need it, or love it? Possibly not

“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t” – Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo really does speak the truth when it comes to decluttering, and this one really speaks volumes in terms of motivating quotes. The truth is, the best way to find out what we need or want to use daily is to get rid of the things that we don’t need. A prime example is your wardrobe. Do you always end up wearing the same things over and over? This might be because you just have the access to those things, or your wardrobe is cluttered that you can’t see beyond a few items. However, decluttering your wardrobe will help you to see what you actually want, and perhaps seeing will encourage you to wear more. 

Joshua Becker

“Owning less is better than organising more” – Joshua Becker

Another quote that really sums up decluttering is that once you have organised your home and decluttered, having less means that you don’t have as much to sort through and organise in the future. It is motivation enough to feel that all of the hard work of decluttering now is going to be worth it in time in the long run. 

Eleanor Brown

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

If ever clutter was described correctly it is this quote. Clutter is often a result of old ideas, past relationships, and habits that you once had. You no longer want or need these things, and they may not even serve a purpose to you anymore. 

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“Look around, all that clutter used to be money” – Unknown

This quote had to be included, and it is obvious why. Clutter is a reminder of what used to be money. Clutter doesn’t have to be thrown away or recycled, in some cases decluttering could mean selling online and recuperating some of the cost back. 

“Get rid of the mess so you can soak up the moments” – Unknown

Clutter is often a stimulant. We can often not look beyond it and in some cases, this might mean that you are missing out on golden opportunities to soak up the moments. Fewer things mean you can start to appreciate what you do have, or even the time you have with the people that you love. 

Leonardo Divinci

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Divinci 

Finally, a simple life is often what most of us strive towards, and a decluttered home can often add simplicity to your home environment that we don’t realise we need until we have it. I loved how this was showcasing how great simplicity actually can be, so had to share it. A simple life in your home could help you in so many ways. 

Hopefully, these quotes will help motivate you to declutter your home.