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40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes That Inspire Change

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave!

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Declutter & Minimalist Quotes that Inspire Change

I’m always pinning minimalism and decluttering quotes on Pinterest so I decided to gather up my favorites and throw them into one post. I love how a simple quote can give me some much inspiration. It’s incredible how just a couple words can spark something within me enough to make me get off my butt and do something.

Now, I know decluttering doesn’t mean you’ll automatically become a minimalist but the quotes for both seem to go hand in hand. It’s all about reducing and getting rid of the clutter in your life. That’s what we want to help you with because we can really see a change in our lives as we’ve gone through the decluttering processes.

You can pin your favorite decluttering or minimalism quotes to Pinterest if you want or look for some fun printables you can grab towards the end of this post. Bring on the motivation!


Encouraging Decluttering Quotes

If you dream of living a more minimal life style then you’ll most likely need to start by decluttering. We fill our homes with so much stuff that we can’t fit it all in.

According to New Home Source, “The average size of new homes built in the United States grew 62 percent from 1,660 square feet in 1973 to 2,687 square feet in 2015, an increase of 1,027 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

Our families aren’t getting bigger so why the need for more space? While there are lots of reasons people might want extra space at home, we tend to fill the space with stuff we don’t always need.

When it no longer fits in the home, it goes to the garage. Growing up we never parked a car in the garage because it was always full of stuff. What happens when the garage is full? We spend even more money on a storage unit.

If any of this is sounding familiar then I hope these decluttering quotes will give you the inspiration you need to get rid of that clutter.

1. I’d rather have extra space & extra time than extra stuff.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better.

2. Fill your life with lots of experiences, not lots of things. Have incredible stories to tell, not clutter in your closets.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

3. Owning less is better than organizing more.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

4. Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

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

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

6. Look around. All that clutter used to be money.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

7. If you’ve had something for 6 months and it’s still not repaired, it’s clutter. -Gretchen Rubin 

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

8. Never organize what you can discard.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

9. If it serves no purpose in your life and you don’t love it, get rid of it.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

10. For the longest time, I thought I need to be more organized. Now I know I just needed less stuff.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

11. Never underestimate the importance of abandoning crap you don’t need.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

12. Our memories are within us, not within our things.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better.

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

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better.

14. Organized clutter is still clutter. Get rid of it.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

15. Your home is living space. Not storage space.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

Minimalism Quotes to Inspire More Intentional Living

Minimalism is more than just decluttering the possessions that are taking up too much space in your home. It’s also about not giving into materialism. It’s living with less.

Does decluttering help? Absolutely! I’ve found the more I declutter the more time I have for more important things in my life. I spend less time cleaning and organizing.

Having a minimalist mindset has helped me buy less stuff. It’s kept me from filling up my days so I have more time to do the things I love. It’s saved me money.

Hopefully, at least one of these minimalism quotes will strike a cord with you and give you the encouragement you need to find your own direction when it comes to minimalism.

16. We don’t buy things with money, we buy them with hours from our lives.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

17. Don’t go broke trying to look rich, act your wage.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

18. My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from. – Rob Hill Sr

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

19. I make myself rich by making my wants few. -Henry David Thoreau

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

20. It cost $0.00 to be grateful for what you already have.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

21. Life improves dramatically when the pursuit of consumerism is removed.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

22. Instead of figuring out how to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends.

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

23. It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. -Charles A Jaffe

40 Encouraging Decluttering & Minimalism quotes to give you the motivation needed to make a change that will completely impact your life for the better. | We Three Shanes

24. He who buys what he does not need, steals from himself. -Swedish proverb

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

25. People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

26. Small homes make wallets fatter, material possessions fewer, relationships stronger, conversations easier, laughter louder, cleaning time shorter, and fun times longer.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

27. The long term peace of less, surpasses the short term thrill of more.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

28. You might get 85 years on this planet—don’t spend 65 paying off a lifestyle you can’t afford. -Cait Flanders

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

29. It’s not a good deal if you don’t need it.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

30. Once you need less. You will have more.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

31. Minimalism is not about having less. It’s about making room for more of what matters.

32. Strive not to get more done, but to have less to do. -Francine Jay

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

33. The world will try to tell you that you need stuff to be somebody. Don’t listen.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

34. The goal of minimalism, let’s remember, is not just to own less stuff. The goal of minimalism is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish more.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

35. When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

36. The benefits of owning less are far greater than just a clean home. They also include focus, freedom, peace, and more passion for life.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

37. All you need is less.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

38. Buy Less, Choose well. -Vivienne Westwood

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

39. Minimalism is asking why before you buy.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

40. Collect moments, not things.

These 40 Decluttering & Minimalism Quotes are the perfect inspiration you need to get a jump start on the simple life you crave! | We Three Shanes

Minimalism and Decluttering Adult Coloring Pages

Hopefully, you found some minimalism and decluttering quotes in here that you love and will encourage you to make some changes in your life. Decluttering has never been anything but good in my life.

Once the clutter from around the house is gone, a minimalist mindset has helped me to buy less stuff. It’s also encouraged me to slow down a bit and to live with more intention.

Take a quick break from your decluttering while staying in the minimalism mind set with one of these fun minimalism adult coloring pages. Plus read 40 decluttering and minimalism quotes to help get you motived to kick clutter to the curb. | We Three Shanes

Decluttering can be stressful so when you need to take a break, color one of these fun adult coloring pages. The theme will help you stay in your minimalism mindset but will give you the calming break you need.

Or maybe you need a day to day reminder of your minimalism journey. Print out and color one of these three minimalism adult coloring pages and place it somewhere you will see it regularly. I have one on the front of my home binder so I can look at it every day. It helps me remember what my decluttering goal is on a daily basis.

If you already receive our newsletters in your inbox then you’re super awesome and can download and then print these for free from the Printables Library. If you want to print these and other cute and helpful printables then you just need to sign up below!

We just started a decluttering challenge on Jan 1st. We’re only a couple challenges in so if you want to join us check out the post HERE. If you’ve landed here a bit late, that’s ok. Take the challenge anyway. It’s easy enough to follow along on your own.

Did you pin your favorite decluttering and minimalism quotes from above? I’d love to hear a favorite quote of yours that wasn’t on this list. Just add it in the comments below!


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