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Organization Quotes – 43 Inspirational Quotes About Organization

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What’s better than a few inspiring quotes about organization? 43 of them! I’ve gathered some of my favorite organization quotes below.

Whether you’re starting an organizing project, want to start checking off items on your to-do lists, or need some motivation to have more structure in your life, I hope these inspire you to keep your home and life organized.

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43 inspiring quotes about organization

Quotes about organized home

1. “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.”

Wendell Berry
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. -Wendell Berry
Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. – Wendell Berry

2. “Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order.”

Marie Kondo

3. “Picture your dream home. I bet it’s not filled with clutter.”

Joshua Becker
Picture your dream home. I bet it's not filled with clutter. -Joshua Becker
Picture your dream home. I bet it’s not filled with clutter. – Joshua Becker

4. “Good order is the foundation of all things.”

Edmund Burke

5. “Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

Richard Wagner

Inspirational quotes about organization

6. “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”

Benjamin Franklin
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. - Benjamin Franklin
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

8. “Life is too complicated not to be orderly.”

Martha Stewart
Life is too complicated not to be orderly. - Martha Stewart
Life is too complicated not to be orderly. – Martha Stewart

9. “Getting organized is a sign of self-respect.”

Gabrielle Bernstein

Organization quotes about clutter

10. “We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.”

Marie Kondo

11. “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 Brown

12. “Clutter is postponed decisions.”

Barbara Hemphill
Clutter is postponed decisions. - Barbara Hemphill
Clutter is postponed decisions. – Barbara Hemphill

13. “Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.”

Peter Walsh
Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it's anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living. - Peter Walsh
Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living. – Peter Walsh

14. “Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it’s clutter, and it needs to go.”

Charisse Ward
Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it’s clutter, and it needs to go. - Charisse Ward
Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it’s clutter, and it needs to go. – Charisse Ward

Inspiring quotes about systems and planning

15. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. - Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “A good system shortens the road to the goal.”

Orison Swett Marden

17. “Organizing is something you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”

A. A. Milne
Organizing is something you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. - A.A. Milne
Organizing is something you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. – A.A. Milne

18. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”

Henry Ford

19. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Anatole France

20. “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”

Winston Churchill

Quotes about organized life

21. “Once you have a clear picture of your priorities – that is your values, goals and high leverage activities, organize around them.”

Stephen Covey

22. “When your room is clean and uncluttered, you have no choice but to examine your inner state.”

Marie Kondo

“23. Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify.”

Henry David Thoreau

Quotes about simplicity and organization

“24. The core of beauty is simplicity.”

Paulo Coelho

25. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo DaVinci

26. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”

Leo Babauta
Simplicity boils down to two steps. Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. - Leo Babauta
Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. – Leo Babauta

27. “The only thing more important than your to-do list is your to-be list. The only thing more important than your to-be list is to be.”

Alan Cohen

28. “Getting back to basics is the simplest way to find calm in the chaos.”

Anynomous

29. “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”

Mrs Isabella Beeton

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30. “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

Quotes about being too busy

31. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is like saying “I don’t want to.”

Lao Tzu
Time is a created thing. To say “I don't have time” is like saying “I don't want to. - Lao Tzu
Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is like saying “I don’t want to. – Lao Tzu

32. “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”

Benjamin Franklin

33. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.”

Lucille Ball

34. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”

Steve Jobs

35. “Organized people are just too lazy to go looking for what they want.”

Albert Einstein

Quotes about getting started

36. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain

37. “The best way to get something done is to begin.”

Anonymous

38. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”

Anonymous

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39. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

Karen Lamb

40. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

41. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

Stephen King

42. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

43. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”

Olin Miller

Final thoughts

For me keeping things organized means better life. It takes away some of the overwhelm, and allows me to live more purposefully and concentrate on what’s important. It’s an act of self-care. And yes, it’s hard work to simplify life, but as Benjamin Franklin has put it: For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.

I hope that these motivational quotes have inspired you to get started on decluttering all aspects of your life. So get started today and see the difference it makes.


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