Clutter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old clutter quotes, clutter sayings, and clutter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Clutter is not a property of information. Clutter is a failure of design.     

Edward Tufte

When we clutter our lives with imagined obligations, unnecessary activities, and distractions that only kill time, we dilute the power of our lives.     

Anne Katherine

Clutter is not just physical stuff, it's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits.     

Eleanor Brown

Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.     

Edward Tufte

Clutter is anything that doesn't belong in a space whether it belongs elsewhere in your home or it doesn't belong in your home any longer.     


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 Brownn

Clutter smothers joy, while simplicity liberates it. Clutter makes life complicated, heavy, and wearisome. Simplicity makes life relaxed, carefree, and invigorating.     

Tommy Newberry

Clutter causes stress, and clutter is one of the main barriers of productivity.     

Charisse Ward

Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.     

Terri Guillemets

Clutter in its highest and most organized form is called collecting.     

Ada Louise Huxtable

Clutter is what happens to things when they become useless but friendly.     

Russell Lynes

Clutter is evidence of excess.     

Cristin Frank

Clutter forces the brain to consume energy. Create uncluttered environments instead.     

Carmine Gallo

Clutterers often suffer from false beliefs that we do not deserve any better, that we are failures, that there will never be enough for us. Clutterless helps us eradicate these ideas.     


If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?     

Laurence J. Peter

Clutter is not an attribute of information, clutter is a failure of design fix the design rather than stripping all the detail out of the map.     

Edward Tufte

Clutter is found in so many shapes and sizes. We can find it on our kitchen tables, under our beds, in our cars, and in our heads.     

Katrina Mayer

Clutter is symptomatic of delayed decision making.     

Cynthia Kyriazis

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.     


Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination.     

Christina Scalise

Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.     

Anne Lamott

Clutter is the official language used by corporations to hide their mistakes.     

William Zinsser