Spring Cleaning Playlist


If there is one group of people on this planet I could not identify less with it’s people who just naturally *love* to clean. Couldn’t be me. Here’s an example of what I look like cleaning:

 *Picks one thing up off the floor* Welp! That’s probably enough of that!

I have to make it an event; a commitment. It probably has its own date on the calendar circled in red sharpie so that I can mentally prepare for it like it’s a goddamn gynecology appointment.

I need three things to get me even remotely in the mood:

  1. Good weather. The sunshine-and-windows-cracked-open combination has some sort of psychological effect on my brain and the words, “We should probably clean up around here. Organizing sounds nice,” sound still a little foreign but somewhat more appealing.
  2. C-o-f-f-e-e. Get me the caffeinated. I can convince myself to do nearly anything when I’m riding that java wave.
  3. A solid music playlist with all the right vibes. Perhaps the most essential component, and babes, I’ve got you covered. We got the whole gang present, everything from Bruno Mars to Aretha Franklin to Vampire Weekend to Robyn.

Get after it.

Here is my Spring Cleaning Playlist, Listen on SpotifY
Stuck in the Middle With You, Stealers Wheel
I Can See Clearly Now, Jimmy Cliff
Redbone, Childish Gambino
That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars
Rock With You, Michael Jackson
Got To Be Enough, Con Funk Shun
Chain of Fools, Aretha Franklin
Passionfruit, Drake
Oxford Comma, Vampire Weekend
So Good, Zara Larsson
Heatstroke, Calvin Harris, Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, & Ariana Grande
Shining, DJ Khaled, Beyonce, and Jay-Z
Losing You, Solange
Ritual Union, Little Dragon
All Falls Down, Kanye West
8TEEN, Khalid
Hometown Girl, ZHU
Sunset Lover, Petit Biscuit
Could You Be Loved, Bob Marley & The Wailers
Work, Rihanna and Drake
Clean Up Woman, Betty Wright
Beautiful, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, and Uncle Charlie Wilson
I’m a Slave 4 U, Britney Spears
Small Talk, Majid Jordan
Lick Shots, Missy Elliott
Portland, Drake, Quavo, Travis Scott
Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
Doo Wop (That Thing), Ms. Lauryn Hill
The Seed (2.0), The Roots, Cody Chesnutt
Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra
You Send Me, Sam Cooke
Never Too Much, Luther Vandross
Creep, TLC
Rock Wit U, Ashanti
Number One, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West
Int’l Players Anthem, UGK, Outkast
Dancing On My Own, Robyn
CRZY, Kehlani
Summer, Paris Jones, B.A. Scott, Paris Kelly
Leave A Trace, CHVRCHES
Kiss It Better – R3hab Remix, Rihanna
You’re the One for Me, Great Good Fine Ok
Waves – Tame Impala Remix, Miguel, Tame Impala
No Problem, Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz
Run Away With Me, Carly Rae Jepsen
Got To Give It Up, Marvin Gaye

September, Earth, Wind & Fire

Image via Sunshine Girl

Liz Welle  is a professional feelings feeler but gets paid to do social and digital stuff for brands in Minneapolis while occasionally food styling on the side. She lives in Uptown with her boyfriend and their thirteen plants. She is doing her best.




BY Liz Welle - April 7, 2017

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I don’t actually need good weather to get me into the mood of cleaning. I prefer doing it when the weather’s NOT good actually, so that I don’t feel like I’m wasting a day out, haha! I also don’t like coffee much, so that’s not needed too… but if there’s one thing I DO need, it’s a good playlist. So thank you for introducing me to these new tunes!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

April 7, 2017 4:22 pm

I’m one of those people who loves cleaning (sorry), but I’m also someone who always needs new music in my life – so I’m definitely going to give this playlist a listen

– Natalie

April 9, 2017 8:59 am

I can totally relate to you regarding cleaning. We’re going to move in early June, and I’ve been meaning to do some cleaning to get rid of stuff that we don’t need anymore. I’ve been delaying and delaying it as long as I could. The other day, I only managed to sort out half of the closet with the help of music. You got me there. I will try this playlist!

April 13, 2017 1:24 pm

I’ve stared at a pile of mail on my counter for three days. Maybe the playlist will help me conquer it!

April 22, 2017 11:37 am

!!! Those 3 things are necessary to get me cleaning too! Breeze through an open window, a large iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, and good music are all requirements for me to even consider washing a bed sheet.
And I love the variety on this playlist!


July 13, 2017 4:31 am

Awesome Playlist. Loved it.

July 24, 2017 10:10 am

Great play list. Just loved them

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June 12, 2019 2:27 am

Thank you for the share this playlist with us. Really appreciated your works.

November 8, 2019 8:19 am

I’ve been delaying and delaying it as long as I could. The other day, I only managed to sort out half of the closet with the help of music.

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