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20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Make your home more appealing for yourself and for potential buyers with these quick and easy tips:

  • 1. Trim bushes so they don't block windows and cut down on light.
  • 2. Buy a new doormat.
  • 3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  • 4. Put new doorknobs on your front door.
  • 5. Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
  • 6. Edge the grass around walks and trees.
  • 7. Keep your garden tools out of site.
  • 8. Be sure kids put away their toys.
  • 9. Buy a new mailbox.
  • 10. Upgrade your outside lighting.
  • 11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  • 12. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  • 13. Clean your gutters.
  • 14. Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  • 15. Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  • 16. Buy a flowering plant and put in a window you pass by frequently.
  • 17. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
  • 18. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  • 19. Buy new towels.
  • 20. Put a seasonal wreath on your door.