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.

It always seem impossible until it's done.     

Nelson Mandela

Organizing is just one big game of Tetris.     

Alejandra Costello

Managing your time without setting priorities is like shooting randomly and calling whatever you hit the target.     

Peter Turla

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.     

Mark Twain

Cleaning and organizing is a practice, not a project.     

Meagan Francis

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

A. A. Milne

Once you have a clear idea of your priorities – that is your values, goals and high leverage activities, organize around them.     

Stephen Covey

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.     

Robert Southey

The best way to get something done is to begin.     


Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.     

Barbara Hemphill

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.     

Arthur Ashe

Organizating 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

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.     

Anatole France

Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.     

Paul Wellstone

With organization comes empowerment.     

Lynda Peterson

Stop waiting for the perfect time to get organized. Take this moment and make some progress.     

Heidi Leonard

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.     

Abbie Hoffman

Clutter is nothing more than a series of deferred decisions stacked on top of each other.     

Andrew Mellen

Organize yourself before you try to organize anything else.     

C. Jay

Organization is not an option; it is a fundamental survival skill and distinct competitive advantage.     

Pam N. Woods

Clutter is what you end up with when you have more stuff than you need.     

Donna Smallin

Good order is the foundation of all things.     

Edmund Burke

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.     

Benjamin Franklin

The desire for order is the only order in the world.     

Georges Duhamel

Organizing is a journey, not a destination.     


Being organized is all about the ABC's: Awareness and Action, Balance and Beliefs, Choices and consistency.     

Tanya Allason

Organize, don't agonize.     

Nancy Pelosi

Organizing has to be a 12-month endeavor.     

Tom Perez

Being organized isn't about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person: it's about living the way you want to live, but better.     

Andrew Mellen

Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying.     

Tryon Edwards