Labor of Love

September 30, 2015 2 min read

There’s one thing that gets me moving: music.

The louder the better, and it’s got to have a catchy beat. A great song is better than a cup of coffee, and it’s healthier too.

Music is the No. 1 way to make housework fun. You feel accomplished and get a bit of exercise. Best part is, you can skip the caffeine.



Here is an abbreviated version of my infinite play list that helps me, in the words of James Brown, “get off that thang.”


“Changes” by David Bowie
Change is good, especially when it comes to weeding out clutter and other “stuff.” First stop? Closets. If you haven’t worn it, used it or laid eyes on it in at least two years, get rid of it. Manuals, magazines, old books and credit card statements—if you don’t need it, toss it. Almost everything can be found online these days.

“Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
I may be dating myself, but this is a great tune for organizing cabinets, drawers and more. Replace the shelf paper, wipe the shelves, straighten up and clean out.  

“Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones
Set a goal for how much you want to accomplish and get it done. Then reward yourself with a tasty treat and a clean kitchen.

“Prove it All Night” by Bruce Springsteen
Daytime not your thing? Clean it all night and enjoy a glass of wine while you’re doing so. Cleaning is therapeutic so whenever it works, take advantage.

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
 Imagine how many shirts you can iron if you’re rockin’ out.

“Lemon” by U2
Just about any U2 song gets me going. This song title alone inspires crisp, clean and fresh. Spritz your sheets with lavender or shred lemon peels in the garbage disposal. Replace your LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls and freshen your laundry without relying on chemical-infused dryer sheets.


What's on your playlist for housework?



2 Responses

Kristy Tongchinsub
Kristy Tongchinsub

October 06, 2015

lol! Takin care of business is a perfect cleaning song!


October 01, 2015

I LOVE old school R&B !!! Rick James, Prince, The Time, Guy, Parliament Funkadelic – all the groups I used to go roller skating to. I probably do more dancing than cleaning, but the music never fails to lift my mood.

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