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DIY Curb Appeal Ideas Without Debt

Is your house looking a bit sad? Are your neighbors starting to wonder? You’re not alone! Life gets busy and those outdoor home projects are often overlooked, especially when there isn’t extra money. However, there are plenty of ways to boost your home’s appearance with a small budget. Check out these Pinterest DIY curb appeal ideas that won’t break the bank.

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DIY Curb Appeal Ideas on a Budget

Sometimes you just need to get a project done to feel better about your home- to feel like you are making progress. If you are trying to eliminate personal credit card debt, now is not the time to start a big project. However, there are plenty of smaller projects you can do while you pay off debts.

Check out this list of quick curb appeal ideas:

  • Install a new mailbox.
  • Plant new flowers and greenery.
  • Add new mulch to your landscaping.
  • Remove old bushes or shrubs.
  • Add seasonal decor to the entryway.
  • Paint the house.
  • Repaint trim to make it pop.
  • Power wash the exterior.
  • Add or clean up the shutters.
  • Hang new house numbers.

All of the above ideas are simple and long-lasting. Additionally, they can provide instant curb appeal.

Ideas from Pinterest

Finally, check out these ideas from our new DIY Curb Appeal Pinterest board.

75 Curb Appeal Ideas from Prudent Penny Pincher

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Outdoor Decor Ideas by Lantern Lane Designs

75 cheap and easy front yard and curb DIY ideas

DIY House Address Plate by The DIY Playbook

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Tackling a DIY home improvement project can make saving or debt pay off to feel less difficult and all-consuming. Remember to budget for these projects and enjoy the fruits of your labors!


Michelle is a regular contributor to Talking Cents. She has taken several financial courses on debt management and is ready to circulate what she has learned from them as well as lessons from her own life- family to DIY projects to student loan debt.

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