Here's another way you can really spruce up the exterior of your house without spending a lot. If your windows are sparkling clean, it will not only enhance your view of the outdoors, but will look great to any prospective buyers. It's also a great time to replace your worn-out screens. You can either replace the ones that are really damaged or visit your local hardware store for an easy-to-use repair kit.
If you have two trees in your backyard that are in relatively close proximity to each other, you could probably create a clothesline. Line drying provides a natural fresh scent and will help cut down on your energy bill while also keeping your house cooler.