Clean Your Room Podcast - S1 Ep13 Tame Your Paper

Friday, June 4, 2021

One of the many piles of paper I struggled with this year...

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 13: Tame Your Paper releases at 12:00 am on Friday, June 4, 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 13: Tame Your Paper


Alethea shares recent Netflix and reading recommendations and talks about taming paper clutter.


Netflix Recs

Hoarders - Season 11 Episode 3's extreme hoarder is named Althia. Just saying.

Bo Burnham: Inside - dark humor, TW: suicide, NSFW - super funny and beautiful music

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is Season 2. Season 1 (John Meehan) is also terrific. There are podcasts for both seasons that preceded the television adaptations of these true crime stories.

The Minimalists: Less Is Now

Interior Design Masters - And you can read about the Knit Shop challenge here.

Book Recommendations

The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less by Christine Platt
Publishes June 15, 2021
@afrominimalist on Instagram

Order the book from my local indie bookshop, Once Upon a Time

Order the book from my friend Kathy's bookshop
Support Brain Lair Bookshop on - Black-Woman Owned and Independent

Atomic Habits by James Clear
You can also order this book from the above shops -- just search!

Recent Gems from Apartment Therapy

Digital Paper

Also, if you shop at a place that gives mile-long receipts, you can see if you can go paperless.
Here's the link for opting out of printed receipts at CVS: 

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 πŸ“š
Brain Lain Books Online and Pop Up πŸ§ 
The Ripped Bodice: A Romantic Bookstore πŸ’•
Vroman's Bookstore πŸ’š

Passion Planner

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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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