“If something is labeled “MISC,” you’re doing it wrong. It’s like saying, “I can’t decide where it should go, so I’ll just put it here.” In other words, you’re saying, “Put random stuff you don’t know what to do with here!” Everything needs to have its OWN home, and NOT in a “Miscellaneous” pile, box, file, or container!

Sometimes it can be difficult to categorize random items you own. But, trust me, you’ll thank yourself later after you’ve made the tough decisions to properly categorize and label everything. Your hard work will pay off in organization. The more clear you are about where everything belongs, the more likely you will be to stay organized.

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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