verb, transitive + intransitive

de·​clut·​ter (ˈ)dē-ˈklə-tər How to pronounce declutter (audio)
decluttered; decluttering; declutters
: to remove clutter from a room, an area, etc.
Got more time? Declutter your closets.Nicole Beland, Cosmopolitan, November 1999
March 6 is Organize Your Home Office Day—so don't forget to declutter while you're spring cleaning.This Old House, March 2012

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of declutter was in 1950

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“Declutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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