I had the pleasure of visiting Tuzigoot National Monument near Sedona, Arizona last week while on vacation. Tuzigoot was home to a tribe of Sinagua Indians. No one knows why they left, but the home they left behind leaves many clues to how they lived and worked together and survived in the desert.


I had to laugh when I saw the sign (pictured at right) at the entrance. Check out the spring cleaning checklist. Hysterical! Right click on the photo to enlarge it if you can’t read it.

Here’s my spring cleaning checklist:

  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Clean window screens
  • Clean carpets
  • Clean wood cabinets
  • Have drapes professionally cleaned
  • Clean out my closet and drawers

No mucking out the canal after the rains for me!

My plan is to set aside a few hours to tackle one project at a time. But I don’t plan to go it alone. I’ll let the professionals handle the drape and carpet cleaning. And I’ll delegate the outside window cleaning job to my Director of External Affairs (my husband) in exchange for a foot rub.

What’s on your spring cleaning checklist?

In a 2013 survey conducted by Echo Research on behalf of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), 71 percent of those responding said that they planned to clean out closets and drawers. Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s post with a helpful guide for deciding what to keep and what to toss.