Clean Your Room: A New Podcast - S1 Ep 1 Shownotes - Why Clean Your Room?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Los Angeles, CA, USA

Clean Your Room is a podcast by a regular person who is just trying to be a little more organized. 

Hosted by Alethea Allarey

The first episode drops at midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2020!

Super cute logo illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee

Listen to the trailer on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts

Show Notes for Season 1, Episode 1: Why Clean Your Room?


Alethea explains why she decided to start a podcast about cleaning, organizing, and the struggle/satisfaction of managing stuff.

Listen While You Clean:
My favorite music of 2020: The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers on Spotify

That column from NYT's Modern Love - "Making a Marriage Magically Tidy" by Helen Ellis (illus. Brian Rea)

Leigh Bardugo (by the way, if you have not yet read any of her Grishaverse novels, catch up! Shadow and Bone premieres on Netflix in April 2021 and includes characters/plots from all but one of her series).
Participate in #BAYMTGO (Begin as You Mean to Go On) on Twitter and Instagram

Other Recommended Media

Side Hustle Pro podcast with Nicaela Matthews Okome (click here for main website)

Participate in #cleanyourroompodcastchallenge!

Take a before photo of your space -- make sure there's nothing of a private nature, like your home address or the like, or any humans in the photo who have not/are unable to consent to being included in the image. 

Clean up, then take an after photo. You can take video too, and share multiples of each, since Instagram allows up to 10 photos or videos in a multi-media post. 

You can tell us whatever you want in the captions, but make sure you put the hashtag #cleanyourroompodcastchallenge in there somewhere! We might choose to share/repost some posts and stories as well if your profile is public.

Extra credit: use Instagram's Alt Text feature to provide a description for people with visual impairments. Find out how here!

Ask me a question "on the air"! 

You can send me an audio message at and I might play it and answer it on a future episode.

I'm not yet scheduling guest appearances from people I don't know personally. If you are someone I know from pre-podcast, please reach out. If you are someone I don't know... reach out anyway! I'd be happy to hear from you. Email

All the links

Follow me on Social Media
Facebook Group (Discussion)

I'm not on Twitter that much, but you can find me @frootjoos.

Listen and Subscribe
Anchor (and links to the podcast on other platforms): 

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Giveaway! Ends 01/14/2021

Enter to win a book worth up to $25 USD value (click this link if you can't see the widget below). 

Open internationally. Rules below! The books pictured above are only suggestions. The winner may pick any book available from either (US addresses) or (non-US addresses).

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