Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Get Rid of Mice for Good in 14 Steps

A mouse infestation can be enough to make anyone skittish. Those pesky critters can carry a plethora of dangerous diseases and cause plenty of damage to your home, tearing up walls and wi...

MAY 19, 2022 | THURSDAY
Can Cold Water Effectively Clean Your Laundry?

The old rules of washing colors in cold water and whites in hot water are fading as consumers become more eco-conscious about energy usage. However, some confusion lingers about the best ...

MARCH 17, 2022 | THURSDAY
Will the Supply Chain Crisis Impact Outdoor Furniture Shopping This Year?

If you are looking to create that perfect backyard environment for summer fun and family “stay-cations” this summer, you may want to start shopping for your new outdoor furniture and acce...

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Definitive Guide on How to Clean All Your Furniture

It might be nice to imagine a special potion that could magically clean and protect all your furniture, regardless of the material or construction. Unfortunately, modern science has yet t...

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
6 Radiator Covers to Match Your Home's Decor

Sometimes “old and quaint” gradually becomes “dilapidated and ugly,” especially when it involves a workhorse of many home heating systems: the radiator. The onset of cooler weather means ...

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | MONDAY
Holiday Guests Are Staying Over? Here's Where You’re Going to Put Them

The last thing any thoughtful host wants is for their guests to be uncomfortable or feel unwanted and in the way. . . and no one wants cranky, sleep-deprived visitors! At the same time, h...

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Things You Didn’t Know Your Steam Cleaner Could Sanitize

Steam cleaners are among those interesting and oft-overlooked appliances that people have in a closet, but don’t necessarily use all the time. With a pandemic-fueled emphasis on not just ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
Plush vs. Firm Mattress: What’s the Difference?

Because everyone sleeps differently and has different preferences, people have varying criteria for what constitutes a comfortable mattress. Some, like the fairytale princess whose sleep ...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Especially This All-Purpose Cleaner is the Secret to Keeping a Clean Home

What was I thinking? When I replaced my brown porcelain kitchen sink with a white version, I had no idea that everything—and I do mean everything—would make a white sink look dirty. Regul...

AUGUST 13, 2021 | FRIDAY
A Foam Shortage is Delaying Deliveries of Furniture, Appliances, and More—Here’s What You Need to Know

The ongoing global pandemic coupled with severe winter storms that hit the southern U. S. in February 2021 have caused massive delays and shortages in the chemical components of foam. Sup...