Organizing Sayings and Quotes

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


Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.     

Pearl S. Buck

Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it's clutter, and it needs to go.     

Charisse Ward

All time management begins with planning.     

Tom Greening

Don't agonize. Organize.     

Florynce Kennedy

A good system shortens the road to the goal.     

Orison Swett Marden

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

Albert Einstein

Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.     

Marie Forleo

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.     

Hans Hofmann

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

William Morris

Owning less is better than organizing more.     

Joshua Becker

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.     

Michael Jordan

Organizing is a process; an organization is the result of that process.     

Elinor Ostrom

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.     

Benjamin Franklin

Being organized is not about being company-ready 24/7. It's about being able to find what you need and restore order quickly.     

Monika Kristofferson

Organize today, succeed tomorrow.     

Christina Scalise

Organizing is like putting a puzzle together, you have to gather up all the pieces, sort the ones that are similar into groups and then place them together in just the right places.     

Christina Scalise

Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today     

African Proverb

Organizing gives workers the power to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future.     

Eric Schneiderman

The next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with the things that are truly useless – like regrets, shame and anger.     

Shandra Kring

Organizing the home:  1% buying boxes and bins and putting stuff away.  99% motivation.     

Anonymous