Are you experiencing the decluttering blahs? As in you know you should be dealing with the clutter in your home, but you just can’t seem to find the motivation. One thing that motivates me is the words of others–those that have been there, done that and are now busy spreading the wisdom they found on the journey.
10 Inspiring Quotes Guaranteed To Put You In A Decluttering Mood
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1. “Organization is a skill that can be learned by anyone at any time. I truly believe that.”
Found in the book How ADHD Affects Home Organization by Lisa K Woodruff. A great reminder that you have what it takes when it comes to decluttering your home.
2. “You don’t have to stop everything to get organized; you just have to start. Start somewhere right now.”
Found in the book Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness by Donna Smallin. Lots of people get stuck in the “how” of decluttering, but it really is simple; pick a pile, any pile, and start sorting.
3.“You don’t need a heap of clutter to bring back happy memories of those you love.”
Found in the book The Clutter-Busting Handbook by Rita Emmett. Clutter from those that have passed away is the toughest to deal with. However, clutter doesn’t bring them back. Choose a few key pieces you love that they left behind and donate or sell the rest. If you simply can’t yet–it is OK–box it up and store it away and deal with the less emotional clutter first.
4. “Remember that the money you spend on your item is gone. You are not any richer because you store this item in your home, and you won’t be poorer if you let it go.”
Found in the book Real Life Organizing by Cassandra Aarssen. This is such a painful lesson, but it is true. You are not going to get your money back on that item you are not using by allowing it to sit in your home and gather dust. Keeping it around allows it to rob you mentally–toss it and stop beating yourself up about it.
5. “We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.”
Found in the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. When I read this in Kondo’s book it was like a light bulb went off in my head–decluttering is so much easier when you first take what you want to keep out of the pile.
6. “Things are temporary–they can be broken, tarnished, or taken away–but memories last forever.”
Found in the book The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. When your house is decluttered, you can start using it for building memories more often.
7. “Don’t love what can’t love you back!”
Found in the book For Packrats Only by Don Aslett. Clutter can rob us of time spent with those we love when we allow it to fill our homes to the point where we disallow others to visit. You are inadvertently sending the message that you love your things more than people.
8. “Our excessive possessions are not making us happy. Even worse, they are taking us away from the things that do. “
Found in the book The More of Less by Joshua Baker. With clutter gone you are going to free up time and space to do the things you are passionate about.
9. “We want to keep the best and shed the rest.”
Found in the book Make Room for What You Love by Melissa Michaels. Such a simple quote to memorize and use when you are having trouble letting go.
10. “Understand this: You deserve to live in a tranquil, happy, peaceful home. You do deserve to be happy.”
Found in the book Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight by Peter Walsh. You deserve a restful home! Yes, YOU!
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