Hinch your playlist! How music can help you clean

Hinch your playlist! How music can help you clean

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There’s nothing like listening to your favourite tunes as you whizz through your chore list. We look at how music can boost your positivity and productivity.

Mrs Hinch loves a cleaning playlist. In fact she often jazzes up her Insta stories with a great tune.

So next time you need to clean, why not pop on some music and crank the volume up? Here are just four reasons why it could make all the difference…

It makes chores more fun

It’s a rare person who looks forward to cleaning, but music could actually make it a part of your routine you enjoy rather than dread.

Obviously you need to choose the right kind of music. There’s no point in tuning into “Sad FM” before you pop your Marigolds on. Instead, look for upbeat songs that you can’t help but dance around or sing along to.

For inspiration, check out the ready-made cleaning playlists on your chosen music provider – with a number even dedicated to Mrs Hinch herself – or create a playlist of your own favourite tunes.

Bonus tip: If you haven’t got young children around that you need to listen out for, try listening to the music through your earphones. This means it will come with you to every room of the house, and you will still be able to hear it over the sound of vacuuming!

It helps you burn more calories

Housework is already a good calorie burner, averaging at up to 200 calories per hour. But if you combine it with dancing and high-energy cleaning, you could easily double that.

Plus this means you can totally justify rewarding yourself with a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards!

Music is scientifically proven to make you feel happier

When you listen to upbeat music, your brain releases the “pleasure chemical” dopamine. As well as making you feel happier, this chemical improves your motivation, meaning you’ll want to carry on cleaning rather than giving up when you’re midway through scrubbing the tub.

It helps you get it done quickly

When cleaning, it can be easy to become distracted by, well, anything else. Something on the TV, your suddenly rumbling belly, your neighbour’s cat in the garden…

Listening to music can help focus your mind to the task at hand and motivate you to stick to it.

Another good idea is to set a timer, so you have a deadline to aim for to keep you on track, whether that’s 15 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour. You could also match your playlist to end around the same time as your cleaning routine should.

To help cut your cleaning time down, check out Mrs Hinch’s great time-saving tips for those jobs you usually hate.

Of course another thing that helps make the housework feel less like a chore is using the right products. Find out more about the P&G products Mrs Hinch loves by clicking on the links below:

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