Here are eight things you can do to improve your home without spending a dime.
Try a new furniture layout: It’s easy to get in a rut with the same ol’ furniture setup, but what if you tried something new?
Restyle your bookshelves: Even avid readers don’t change up their bookshelves all that often, so now is the time to rethink them.
Clean your vents and baseboards: Heating and vent covers accumulate dust over time, and cleaning them can help reduce allergens in your home and increase the efficiency of your air conditioning or heating unit.
Tackle the closets: Face it: Even the most organized among us can have a messy closet, and now is the time to make it right.
Touch up your paint: Many of us have a few cans of paint tucked away in our homes, from the last time we did a project or from when we moved in. Make sure it matches your current walls and then walk through the house and touch up the high-use areas, especially door frames, baseboards, and doors.
Replace bulbs: Have a few extra lightbulbs lying around? Go through the house and replace any that have gone out.
Take stock of the essentials in your kitchen: Clean out your spice shelf and figure out what you have and what you might be missing.
Scrub your outdoor furniture: You’d be surprised how much dirt can accumulate on outdoor furniture, even if it’s been in storage.
If you are on a budget, this is enough to keep you busy for a while. If you're more handy and can spend money on projects, the possibilities are endless!