Clean Your Room Podcast - S1 Ep12 The State of Things

Friday, May 28, 2021

Goodbye, sofa bed! Hello being able to see the patio from the other couch.

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 12: The State of Things releases at 12:00 am on Friday, May 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 12: The Shape of Things


Alethea talks about random cleaning activities and changes how she says her name.


Help India

A crowd-sourced list of ways to help and donate during India's coronavirus crisis is here (by LavanyaDJ)

You, Me, Empathy

It's my friend Non's mental health podcast but actually the thing I mention in the show is an Instagram Live about Post-Lockdown Anxiety with Denรฉ Logan. Find more about the podcast here and wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jjenga's Plants

Just because I'm on a plant diet doesn't mean you have to be... Go check out their shop at

The Underground Plant Trade

p.s. if you are not a Black person, you are the one giving, not getting plants :) 

AAPI Resources

AAPI Owned and Operated Businesses

Anti-Blackness and Racism in Filipino Culture

These are resources I had to share with my own mother who still has colonizer-influenced views on racism, of the all-lives-matter, stop-seeing-color variety. 

These lists are by no means comprehensive, but I will continue to work on them and make them available. 

Support Independent Bookstores! Independent Bookstore Day is April 24th
Once Upon a Time in Montrose, CA ๐Ÿ“š
Brain Lain Books Online and Pop Up ๐Ÿง 
The Ripped Bodice: A Romantic Bookstore ๐Ÿ’•
Vroman's Bookstore ๐Ÿ’š

Printable Graph Paper

Need to draw up some plans to rearrange your rooms? Check out this site with free graph paper or Goodnotes where you can create as many notebooks you want with different page formats.

Passion Planner

or just go to

FYI - The rest of the links are not affiliate/referral links, just the $5 Passion Planner one above.

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

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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

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