By NATALIA HAWK
I have a secret to tell you, and it’s going to change your life.
You see, I have a special playlist on my iPod that only gets accessed once a week. I’m not allowed to listen to it unless I’ve got a mop in one hand and a roll of paper towels in the other.
It’s my Cleaning Playlist and it is AWESOME. It’s full of the most bop-inducing, groove-inspiring tunes known to man. It’s some of my favourite-ever music, even though I only ever listen to it while cleaning toilets and wiping down bookshelves.
Having an amazing Cleaning Playlist is beneficial for two reasons in particular:
a) I love it so much that I want to listen to it. All the time. But because I can only listen when cleaning – I am motivated to clean. I actually WANT to swipe that mould off my shower walls. I know, I know – crazy talk, right? WRONG. It works.
b) Excellent music means that I clean faster, with more energy, and finish much faster. Leaving me more time for the funner things in life, like cheese plates and wine.
So here we go. 7 of the songs on my playlist. I could tell you the others, but then I’d have to kill you. (Not really. But there are only so many Youtube videos I can include in the one article.)
1. Florence and the Machine – Spectrum
Florence is one of my very best favourites and this song is so much fun. Incidentally, the video clip is fantastic – lots of ballerinas, men dressed in what seem to be silver leather leggings, and SPARKLES. So many sparkles. Not that I watch the video clip. I’m busy cleaning, of course. Cough cough cough.
2. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
The first time my best friend and I heard this song – we played it on repeat for an entire fortnight. We drove to unnecessary places just so we could blast it extra-loud through the car speakers. I think even people who pretend to hate Taylor Swift have found themselves dancing around their rooms at some point, lip-synching along to this song. So. Damn. Catchy.