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The Ultimate Moving Playlist

Even if you are super excited about the moving process, and can’t wait to start packing, there will come a point where you will hit a wall and need some motivation. Maybe you get tired, or perhaps your mind starts racing thinking of everything you have to get done. You might even feel like you are making more of a mess and getting nothing accomplished. If you have some motivational music playing, you are less likely to experience these scenarios.

Music motivates and helps you focus. When you are listening to a great song and singing along, you are less likely to get in your head, thinking about other things you should be doing. Plus, you are far more likely to pack faster, and not even feel like you are putting forth any effort.

If you run five miles with and without music, there is a good chance that the run that is motivated by your favorite songs will be easier and faster. This is because you aren’t bored, or focused on how tired or sore you are. Music makes you feel good, which can amount to increased productivity. This same theory applies when you are packing to move. If you are packing in total silence for two hours, you will likely feel like you have been working half a day. Plus, you might feel even more stressed because the wheels were turning in your head the whole time. Two hours with a fantastic playlist will likely feel like 20 minutes, and you will probably still be ready to keep packing a little more.

The key is the right playlist. You need songs that have a catchy beat, or those oldies but goodies that bring back fun memories of your younger and crazier days. The problem is that if you sit down at the computer to download music for your move, your mind draws a blank. Why can’t you think of all these great songs you love when you need to? Well, now you don’t have to!

Click here to listen to the Ultimate Moving Playlist (listed below are the songs included in this mix):

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
Foo Fighters – New Way Home
Young MC – Bust a Move
Billy Joel – Movin’ Out
Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way
Dave Matthews Band – Where Are You Going
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It
Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
AC/DC – Highway to Hell
All-American Rejects – Move Along
Philip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
Grateful Dead – Truckin’
Green Day – Welcome to Paradise
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
Beach Boys – I Get Around
The Black Keys – Goodbye Babylon
Lipps Inc – Funky Town
Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin
Audio Adrenaline – Starting Over
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Cream – Crossroads
Sheryl Crow – Every Day is a Winding Road
Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
Willie Nelson – On the Road Again
Flo Rida – Let It Roll
Blink-182 – Going Away to College
Foghat – Slow Ride
Gladys Knight – Midnight Train to Georgia
The Eagles – Already Gone
Jay Z – On To The Next One
Bob Segar – Night Moves
Bon Jovi – Who Says You Can’t Go Home
Ludacris – Area Codes
Sweet – Fox on the Run
The Beatles – Ticket to Ride
John Denver – Take Me Home
Creedence Clearwater Revivial – Lodi
Kiss – New York Groove
Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Our House
Daft Punk – Around the World
Jet – Get Me Outta Here
Dave Matthews Band – Drive In Drive Out
The Cranberries – Dreams
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Ja Net DuBois – Movin’ On Up (Jefferson’s Song)
Janet Jackson – Runaway
The Eagles – New Kid In Town

Music has the ability to keep your energy level high, and your mood uplifted. Singing along with music has been proven to improve the mood. If you throw n a few dance moves for Fido and Mrs. Whiskers sitting there on the sofa watching, then you will even happier. Dance is exercise and any type of physical activity releases endorphins. These are essentially hormones that just make you feel good. So, not only will you stay happy while you are working hard, you won’t be so focused on that sore back or paper cut you acquired from the cardboard box. Don’t only use this playlist for packing though. You will need all the motivation you can get to unpack and set your new place up, especially when your energy level starts to fade later in the day.

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