Things you can do that will make you love your house.
1. Learn how to caulk so you can fix cracks. Then fix them, especially in the bathroom and around windows. 2. Constantly declutter. Get rid of at least one-third of your home's contents. 3. Clean your windows. Go through the incredible hassle of taking down the storm windows and really clean all the glass. It's amazing. And a huge pain. And while you're at it, grab a razor blade and scrape all the extra paint off the windows. 4. Paint your closets. Go with a nice neutral, or paint them a shade darker than the room color. I think it makes them look bigger. 5. Paint your ceilings. They are dingy-er than you know. It's another pain, but with a great payoff.