I can't get motivated to do the housework with music blaring.What motivates you?

@cokyjazz (429)
Australia
February 25, 2008 11:30pm CST
It's not that i won't do any cleaning and sorting without music BUT i guess i enjoy it with the music going.I dance and sing quite badly as i go but i love it! My favourite music is anything by Evanescence,Avril Lavigne, Pink,Simple Plan,Good Charlotte,Timbaland and Rogue Traders. What motivates you to get you going and help you breeze through the housework or whatever else it is that you have to get done?
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• Philippines
30 Mar 08
I love to have the TV on when I am doing the house chores, especially when I did the sweeping and arranging the furniture inside the house. If I am doing the laundry, I would love to have some music on.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
I sometimes have the TV on but i find that if something interesting is on,i stop to watch it and the cleaning doesnt get done,haha.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
We are the same actually. I am also motivated with music to do most of the stuffs i dont usually enjoy doing. This includes household chores, and cleaning the bathroom. So if i am to do houseworks, i would just prepare my favortie music and let it play while me busy doing my task.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
Dusting and cleaning the bathroom are chores i really dislike.It is so true that time passes quickly with my favourite tunes on.
• United States
12 Mar 08
I do sometimes play music while cleaning the house. However, music can be destracting, as when I hear a song I like I may want to practice it, which could hold up my cleaning projects.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
i agree it can be distracting.For me it's 'oh this is my favourite-so no vacuuming till it's finished!'..happens song after song sometimes!
@heidibur (310)
• United States
12 Mar 08
Throw on the classics like Janis Johplin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I tell you what Blues Traveler (four) really gets me up and moving and if i'm down it just picks me right up.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Hi,i dont listen to any of those but The Doors are great to listen to!
@shamsta19 (3224)
• United States
11 Mar 08
same thing, I'm usually listening to older hip hop when it was still good. Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Redman, BIG, Big Pun, EPMD, Mobb Deep, Saigon, Myself, oh did I mention I make music too? Album on sale right now! http://www.myspace.com/fammusicinc
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
I used to listed to public enemy when i was a kid but not now.Same with NWA.Not my scene now but good on you for living off your passion.
@heidibur (310)
• United States
26 Feb 08
oh my gravy!!! i couldnt dance good if i had 4 feet, but what i do is close the blinds so no-one can see me and i turn up any music that has a good beat like Avril , pink , Miranda Lambert (country) the Kerosene cd my husband calls her " angry girl " but it is really good and she gets me off the couch and while i'm cleaning i dance my a** off and lose weight at the same time what could be wroung with that.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
11 Mar 08
I dont dance well either but my daughter thinks i do-she's a great audience lol!I also agree that its a good way to burn the blubba.Music is the best mood lifter too.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I do the same thing. I love to sing and dance along with the music and it makes the work not seem so boring. I also enjoy the extra bit of exercise it adds, it makes me feel good. My favorite music for cleaning is anything I can sing along with that is upbeat and fun. I love the Beatles, Weezer, Green Day, and lots of stuff from the 80's.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
26 Feb 08
Wow,i havent hear Weezer in some time.The song 'push the little daisies' is in my head now-i used to LOVE that song! Thanks for your reply.
• Australia
26 Feb 08
Yes i think that music helps too, especially when you are doing the whole house over! if i had to clean without any music i would hate it... But i love dancing around the house by myself and cleaning it top to bottom.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
26 Feb 08
I'm so glad noone thinks i'm a loony(so far)!I can't live without my music.
@megumiart (3777)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I love listening to music and dancing while I do chores around the house. It helps the work go faster. :]
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
26 Feb 08
LOL,i just saw the title of my post,i meant to say 'without',not with but i'm pretty sure everyone has the idea!I totally agree,it makes the time fly by.As for dancing around the house,it makes it so much more fun and it's great entertainment for my kids!