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A selection of organisational quotes to motivate you. Inspirational quotes.

Feeling overwhelmed with all the things that you need to do in your home, work or personal life? Looking for some inspirational organizational quotes to get you pumped up and ready to start organizing things? Or even some motivational words of wisdom to keep the momentum going then here are a collection of 21 organization quotes for you. 

Sometimes reading a different perspective changes the whole process and things don’t seem as monumental. 

Check these out and see which one speaks to you right now. 

"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up." - A. A. Milne

This one always makes me stop and think, yes!!! That is so true. 

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb

Things may seem so overwhelming right now and you wonder where to start? There is so much to do. Procrastination sets in and the task seems even more daunting. A year from now or even a month from now you may wish you had started tackling the issue when you first wanted to. Doing small things now will help you tomorrow. 

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

It may seem small, a minute that is not much. How will minutes help me? How many times have you desperately needed the receipt or specific thing and you lost so much time looking for it and trying to remember where you put it?

But those moments when you can reach immediately for that thing, you have saved yourself time and stress wondering about it.   

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe

There are endless offers to buy so many things to help you organize. That is just pushing out the start. Just start right here and now with what you have and do as much as possible. Simplify things. You can always purchase the items when you have an overview of the whole task.   

"Clutter is what you end up with when you have more stuff than you need." - Donna Smallin

Ah yes!! This is true. How simple my life would be if I didn’t have clutter. Do you really need to have all the stuff you own? It’s time to sort out what is useful and what is taking up space in your life. 

"Organize today, succeed tomorrow." - Christina Scalise

Putting off tasks means there is more to do tomorrow. Trying to get organized today will make your life easier not only tomorrow but next week, month and year. 

"Organizing has to be a 12-month endeavour." - Tom Perez

Spring cleaning used to be the season to do the deep clean. Organizing is really an all season activity as we all have different tasks at different times of the year and maintaining the basic day to day organization simplifies the whole process. 

"A good system shortens the road to the goal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It really does. If you have a system in place eg how to manage the mail in your home you know how this helps you to keep an overview of bills, payments and deadlines. It is like having a routine or habit that makes the whole process smoother. 

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

This is something we all would love to achieve to have less to do. Organizing your life can make this goal happen. 

"Organizing is a journey, not a destination." - Anonymous

The number of promises that organizing will make your life easy and it seems as if you only need to do it once. It really is not a once off goal you strive to reach, it is an ongoing task you do on a regular basis. Being organised makes it easier to maintain the status quo. 

"A little progress each day adds up to big results."

When faced with a huge task it seems as if  the goal will never be reached but by doing a little bit each day you will also be able to achieve big results. 

"With organization comes empowerment." - Lynda Peterson

Ah the feeling you have when you have tackled that one project even, eg the junk drawer in the kitchen. A monumental task in itself and once you finished it you felt the power of success and motivation to tackle the next task. 

"The key to organization is maintenance."

Organization is not a once off activity. It is like an action word that needs to be maintained and practised.  

"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

I love this one. So many people fear the unexpected visitor arriving to the chaos in your home. Being organized is not living in a show house prepared for a visit at any moment. That would be a stressful and sad life.

It is about knowing where the things are that you need when you need them and being able to maintain that calm and peaceful home for yourself, your family and any guests that do arrive whenever they do. 

Less stuff means less to clean, organise and store.

This is right and so hard to follow through. Maybe you need this item sometime in the future, you have not needed it yet but who knows?  It makes sense and it can be so hard to achieve. 

"Stop waiting for the perfect time to get organized. take this moment and make some progress." - Heidi Leonard

Well said Heidi well said. There is no perfect time to get started. Now is the best time. 

Organizing always seems impossible until it's done.

Yes!! So true. The project you have in mind has been there a while and you have put it off yet again. Once you took the first step and kept the momentum going till the end the sense of achievement is amazing. You did it!!

"Cleaning and organizing is a practice, not a project." - Meagan Francis

They do go hand in hand cleaning and organizing and it is an ongoing process. One that can easily become a habit or routine. 

"Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life." - Christina Scalise

It is not about comparing your life to anyone else’s. No one is perfect and no home is either. The aim of organization is to reduce stress and clutter. Streamline your life to save you time and money. Imagine having the extra time in your life to focus on the things you value most. 

"Organize yourself before you try to organize anything else." - C. Jay

After the big deep clean and declutter you really do feel like taking some deep breaths and relaxing more in your own home. There is a sense of calm that descends. 

"There is nothing more calming than an organised home." - Unknown

After the big deep clean and declutter you really do feel like taking some deep breaths and relaxing more in your own home. There is a sense of calm that descends.