decluttering

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From de- +‎ clutter +‎ -ing. Compare declutter (attested later).

Noun[edit]

decluttering (uncountable)

  1. The fact or process of removing clutter; tidying, removing unwanted or messy items from a given place. [from 20th c.]
    • 2010, Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, 2 October:
      The decluttering trend is nothing new, and has much to recommend it, but every week now seems to bring a fresh example of what ascetics might once have called the renunciation of possessions […].
    • 2014, Lauren Rosenfeld and Melva Green, Breathing Room, page 14:
      Decluttering is an act of compassion—for yourself and for others, because it frees you from draining influences so you can give yourself over fully to what you love and care for.

Verb[edit]

decluttering

  1. present participle of declutter