Worth repeating: My decluttering playlist

29 April 2019

I often mention the power of setting a timer for a short period of time to gain focus and accomplish a lot. One fun way to set a timer is to create a playlist of songs that ends after a set period of time. I find that when I listen to music—particularly music curated for the task at hand—I’m more energized and more focused.

In iTunes, I have both a 15-minute playlist and a playlist called “Clean the office for 30 minutes.” The 15-minute playlist consists of the first four songs on the 30-minute playlist. At the risk of perhaps embarrassing (and dating) myself, I’ll share my 30-minute playlist:

  • I’m No Angel, Gregg Allman
  • It’s a New Day, will.i.am
  • I Sing the Body Electric (from the Fame soundtrack), Eric Brockington
  • Little Red Corvette, Prince
  • Feeling Good, Michael Buble
  • Fantasy, Earth Wind & Fire
  • Borderline, Madonna

I’m No Angel was the song that was always played at the beginning of the aerobics class I took when I was in my twenties. It never fails to make me want to move my body so it’s a great way to kick off the playlist.

In fact, all these songs, except for It’s a New Day and Feeling Good, harken back to my twenties. They all make me feel upbeat and happy, which for me, is the perfect way to be when I’m decluttering.

How about you? Do you have songs you like to declutter by?

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About Janine

Hello! I’m Janine Adams — a certified professional organizer based in St. Louis, and the creator of Peace of Mind Organizing®.

I love order, harmony + beauty, but I believe that the way that you feel about yourself and your home is what truly matters.

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