Get Motivated for a House Declutter

March 5, 2019 |

very messy room with lime green painted walls boks toys containers everywhere on carpeted floor

If your home needs decluttering, the pervasiveness of quotes on the subject indicates you’re not alone.  Do any of these resonate powerfully with you?

Here’s What Experts Have to Say About…

Feeling Out Of Control

The more your own things, the more they own you.


Feeling Stressed Amidst Clutter

Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.

Laurie Buchanan, PhD, holistic health practitioner, life coach, speaker, and author

Moving Forward

Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for the happiness in the future”

Wayne L. Misner, self-improvement consultant

Putting Things Off

“In a sense, clutter is the end result of procrastination”

Jeff Campbell, author of Clutter Control

When You Can’t Find Things

“Get rid of clutter and you may just find that it was blocking the door you’ve been looking for”

Katrina Mayer, writer, motivational speaker, corporate executive, and interfaith minister

Letting Go

“If you’ve had something for more than six months, and it’s still not repaired, it’s clutter”

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Overflowing Closets

If I buy something new – a piece of clothing, a tie, a shirt, a suit – something old has to go. That’s the way I avoid clutter, crammed closets and drawers. It keeps things in balance, and it really works”

Matt Lauer, former TV news anchor

Lacking Time

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

Benjamin Franklin

Time Is Money

Every minute you spend looking through clutter, wondering where you put this or that, being unable to focus because you’re not organized costs you; time you could have spent with family or friends, time you could have been productive around the house, time you could have been making money

Jean Chatzky, personal finance expert

When You’re Not Motivated To Cook

I really like keeping my kitchen counters as clear as possible. I tend to function better when there’s less clutter

Katie Lee, chef

Helping Others

It’s easier to get rid of things when you’re giving them to someone who can use them

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

If you’re moving, downsizing, renovating, or just need additional space and a more organized home, call Potomac Concierge for help.  Our professional organizers will guide you through the decluttering process. Imagine the tranquility you’ll feel once the excess is gone and everything has a place.

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