I know, I know. Marie Kondo, in her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, clearly states that you should commune with your belongings in private and in complete silence so that it’s easier to decide what to keep and what to discard. However, I think many of us use music as a motivator, a calming presence, good company or for many other reasons. Music is pretty much playing non-stop. So, now that my tops are done, I’ve created a playlist that I hope you’ll enjoy.
I chose these songs for my first KonMari playlist because their titles offer a tongue-in-cheek view of our attachment to things and the decisions we need to make as we’re tidying things up.
- Heartbeat – because our hearts are racing to get started – and to finish!
- True Love – because many of us have a strong connection to our belongings
- A Little Less Conversation – because we’re supposed to be doing this in silence
- I Need You – because it’s so hard to part with things sometimes
- Help! – because we all could use a little help going through this tidying process even through we’re supposed to do it alone
- Heartless – because sometimes we just have to be heartless and put an item in the discard pile
- Vampire – because all this extra stuff is sucking the life out of us!
- La Vie en Rose – because sometimes we just want to deny we have too much and view things through rose colored glasses
- Thank You – because we must show gratitude to those items we discard and thank them for spending time with us
- The Clean Up Song — because at the end of the day, we need to put everything back in order
I listen to quite a wide range of music, and in the last few years I’ve been particularly introduced to new and independent artists in a variety of genre from pop to folk to kindie rock and oh, so much more, from the radio hosts at WHFR.FM. I listen to Phil Maq and his show Theme Attic weekly, and catch other programs as time permits. Jillian Rae (Heartbeat)
and The Whiskey Charmers (Whiskey Charmers) are two that I’ve come to love because of Theme Attic.
I hope you enjoy this little respite from all the hard work involved in tidying the KonMari way. Let me know your suggestions for good cleaning music!
Come back again to see how I do with my next few categories. Thanks for stopping by!
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