Clean Your Room Podcast - S1 Ep 2 Shownotes - Time to Clean

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Los Angeles, CA, USA


an alphabetized spice drawer

Yes, I am that person who alphabetizes their spice drawer. What of it?!

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

Hosted by  Allarey

Episode 2: Time to Clean releases at 12:00 am on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Super cute logo illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee

Listen on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts

Show Notes for Season 1, Episode 2: Time to Clean


Alethea explains the thought process behind choosing which cleaning task to do first, as well as a 4-step process for performing any cleaning task, big or small.

Begin as You Mean to Go On #BAYMTGO:
Leigh Bardugo (Again a heads-up for fantasy fans, Shadow and Bone premieres on Netflix in April 2021 and includes characters/plots from Bardugo's Grishaverse. I highly recommend.). Check out #BAYMTGO on Twitter and Instagram.

Other Recommendations

  • My local plant shop: πŸ’š in Studio City, CA πŸ’š (They ship!)
  • Find nearby Buy Nothing groups on Facebook
  • I didn't mention this in the episode, but Clear for iOS is the app I use to manage my To-Do list. I got it for free a bazillion years ago when Starbucks used to give away a free app every day.
You know I can't shut up about Marie Kondo even though I've never 100% completed her method, haha. 
  • Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is so motivating to watch while cleaning. Netflix, where is my Season 2?!
  • You can listen to an interview with my friend Salina Yoon, illustrator of Marie Kondo's picture book Kiki & Jax on the Spark Joy podcast. Hrmm, maybe I need to ask Salina if she's up for a guest appearance on CYRP... πŸ€”
  • There is an adorable Kiki & Jax Behind the Scenes video with Marie and Salina. 

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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!

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