Does your house look dull and dingy? Give it a face-lift with a good old fashioned paint job or power wash. If your home was built before 1978, new federal law gives a buyer the right to request a lead inspection. If you think you might have some problems, do the inspection yourself beforehand and make any fixes you can. Repair loose roof shingles and clean the windows (both inside and out). Add shutters and install window boxes with bright flowers to the front of the house. Replace a weather beaten mailbox, and add visual interest by positioning rocks and potted plants around it.
GET YOUR FRIENDS INVOLVED, You may be able to assemble your own team of friends to help you clear out your crowded rooms, paint, do carpentry and spiff up your gardens.