yet, declutter seems to be my word of choice. the prefix “de-” suggests completeness and finality (i.e. destroy, demolish, deflate, depart); while, on the other hand, the prefix “un-” implies incompleteness (i.e. uncooked, unharmed, unfinished, uninhabited). and when i speak about removing clutter, i prefer to think of the action as bringing completeness to an area of my life.
i think that is why i will continue to use the un-word “declutter.”
how ‘ bout you? which word do you prefer: declutter or unclutter?