Clean Your Room Podcast - S1 Ep 5 Shownotes - Surface Strategies

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Los Angeles, CA, USA

Listen, just because I dispense cleaning advice doesn't mean my surfaces don't look like trash at least some of the time. 

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

Hosted by Alethea Allarey

Season 1 Episode 5: Surface Strategies releases at 12:00 am on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Super cute logo illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts

Show Notes for Season 1, Episode 5: Surface Strategies


Alethea talks about managing your stuff on surfaces: counters, desks, tables, dressers, nightstands, and shelves. She also recommends her friends' podcasts to listen to when you're out of Clean Your Room episodes.


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First Month Analytics

Although our first month isn't over until this weekend, as of Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, we've had over 270 plays on 4 episodes + the trailer! 

80% of listeners are in the United States. 

We also have 5% of listeners in Canada. Less than 2% of listeners are in Belgium, the Philippines, Germany, Australia, and Norway. That ~2% in the Philippines may or may not be my brother. LOL.

Less than 1% of listeners are in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Brazil. Pretty cool!


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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!

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