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Alejandra Costello is a Certified Professional Organizer who teaches individuals through videos and webinars how to become more productive and more organized on a daily basis by setting up systems in their home and life. Alejandra started her company, AlejandraTV, in 2008 at the age of 23 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with thousands of people in over 60 countries around the globe. Named 1 of the 7 most organized people in America, Alejandra's organizing expertise has been seen on HGTV, NewsChannel8, Family Circle, The Washington Post Express, The Washington Times, and Woman's Day to name a few. If you have organizing ideas for videos you’d like to see on Miss A, please visit Alejandra's YouTube channel and request your topic in the comments.

The Best Boxes For Your Move

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Ok, so we’re a few weeks away from moving to our new home and we’ve been collecting boxes, organizing, and packing non-stop! In this video, I show you the 7 best boxes to use for moving ranging from free to just around $10. I’ll also show you what types of items to store in [...]

Makeup Organization & How to Organize Hair Accessories

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Here is how I organize my makeup and hair accessories. I sort everything by category and then store on the back of my bathroom door in door pockets made by Simply Stashed. The clear pockets make it easy to see everything and my favorite part is how you can easily grab something and toss [...]

How To Organize Mail In Your Home Office

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Organizing paper is difficult, especially mail since its never ending! Here’s a detailed video on how I organize my mail from incoming, outgoing, stuff to file, coupons, work related mail, and work projects. The key to managing mail is actually checking your mail daily and sorting it immediately. How do [...]

How To Save Time In The Kitchen

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Here’s how I save time in the kitchen each week when cooking and preparing: When I get home from the grocery store, I wash and chop *most* of my fruits and veggies. Of course you can’t do this with *all* of your produce, but do it with the ones you [...]

Men’s Closet Organization

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Here’s a tour of my husband (to-be) Ed’s organized closet! He uses elfa as well. The trickiest part of his closet is how the closet itself is longer than the opening of the door, making it tough to access the items in the back corner. If you have this problem [...]

Create A Motivation Wall With Your Favorite Quotes

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Alejandra's Motivation Wall

I love reading motivational quotes. Here’s a quick glimpse at my “motivational wall” in my home office. The quote cards are made by Quotable Cards (if you love good quotes and bright colors, they have the coolest stuff!) What motivates you? Leave a comment or create a video response below! [...]

Purse Organization: How Best To Organize Your Bag

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I love a good “functional” purse that is comfortable to wear and easy to carry. Here’s how I organize all of the contents of my bag! The purse is from The Container Store and is made by Milano. The cosmetic bags are made by Baggallini. I absolutely LOVE Milano (water-resistant, [...]

Get Organized: Win Power Productivity Program And $500 Elfa Gift Certificate To The Container Store

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(Photo Credit: storageconceptsinc.com)

Two winners will receive 1) Free enrollment in my Power Productivity Program (http://www.howtoorganize.tv) which includes six training modules, 5+ hours of video webinars, exercise booklet, and lifetime access to members-only forum 2) $500 elfa gift card to The Container Store. Enter the giveaway here: http://www.facebook.com/AlejandraCPO

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What To Do With Self-Adhesive Instant Wheels From The Container Store

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(Photo Credit: ContainerStore.com)

I’m obsessed with The Container Store! One of my all-time favorite products are these self-adhesive instant wheels. I use them all around my home. Here’s a quick video that shows my favorite use for them. Do you have any favorite organizing products that you think are the best? Leave a [...]

How To Make Creative Elfa Shelf Labels

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(Photo Credit: ContainerStore.com)

I’m an elfa fanatic! I’ve tried all types of shelving and elfa by The Container Store is hands-down my favorite because of the quality and flexibility. Here’s a quick video on how to make really cute elfa shelf labels with scrapbook paper and a label maker!

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