• Sarah Soboleski

Never is Not An Option

Ways to get out of your thinking ruts when it comes to reaching your organizing goals.

When I tell someone that having an organized home will change their life for the better they say, "I could never have my home fully organized."  Who would you side with?


I believe in my message and they believe in their statement, but neither one of us can claim to win the argument.


It's important to get out of our own head and break free from these thinking ruts to examine why we've thrown up these never road blocks.  Never can squelch possibility, prevent change, stunt growth and rob us of happiness.


What are some of your nevers?


  • I will never have an organized kitchen.

  • I could never get to work on time.

  • I could never have an empty inbox.

  • I will never have a tidy playroom.

  • I could never give up my book collection.

  • I could never have my files organized.

  • I will never be able to find what I need when I need it. 


Isn't it time to question these nevers?  

What are you basing these statements on fear or fact?


Push yourself out of the "never comfort zone" and try something new.


  • Declutter one item a day for a month.

  • Follow a Professional Organizer's blog.

  • Take before and after pictures of a space you organize.

  • Get up 15 minutes earlier.

  • Take part in an on-line organizing challenge.

  • Read a book about minimalism.

  • Sort through the mail as soon as it comes in the door.

  • Implement a 15-minute nightly pick-up routine with the kids.

  • Try a new task management app.


Often when we challenge ourselves with new ways to tackle our nevers we are better able to define our future goals and we learn valuable life lessons about who we are. 

Never say never!


When was the last time you said "never?"