Welcome to my page of quotations about organizing and storage maybe not being the best solutions when it comes to clutter and all our stuff.
Storage experts are hoarders. ~Marie Kondo, the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, 2011, translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano, 2014
Owning less is better than organizing more. ~Joshua Becker, becomingminimalist.com, 2013
Clutter-clearing is the first stage of getting organized. Let go of excess clutter and organize what’s left. ~Sharon Stasney, Feng Shui Your Kitchen, 2002
I gave my life to learning how to live.
Now that I have organized it all… now that I have
Finally learned how to be closer to the nude
And secret silence, my life
Is just about over.
~Sandra Hochman, “Postscript,” Earthworks, 1970
At its heart, organizing is simply rearranging. And though we may find storage solutions today, we are quickly forced to find new ones as early as tomorrow. ~Joshua Becker, becomingminimalist.com, 2012
Storage methods do not solve the problem of how to get rid of clutter. ~Marie Kondo, the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, 2011, translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano, 2014
A place for everything and everything in its place. ~Old saying, circa early 1600s
Organizing & Storing Clutter Quotes
Original post date: 2016 Feb 20
1st major revision: 2019 Dec 7
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