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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OCTOBER 15, 2018 | MONDAY
7 Common Water Problems—and Their Cures

Wondering why your water smells funny, tastes bad, or stains your plumbing fixtures, cookware, dishes and laundry? Read on!

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | THURSDAY
10 Ingenious Home Uses for Baking Soda

Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on fancy cleaning products? The solution to many household cleaning and freshening problems is probably sitting in your cupboard right now—baking soda.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve your home’s indoor air quality—and your overall mood—with an easy-to-grow houseplant.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MONDAY
Know Your Moldings: 10 Popular Trim Styles to Spiff Up Any Space

Cove or crown, batten or baseboard? Differentiate between the types of molding most commonly used in homes today—and discover which style might be right for your residence.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Rebates and Tax Credits More Homeowners Should Take Advantage Of

Most homeowners are eager to upgrade their homes, but the cost of home improvements, particularly substantial ones, can be daunting. Luckily, numerous federal, state, and local tax credit...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 | TUESDAY
You Never Knew These 12 Common Items Can Expire

While the food industry has done a pretty good job of educating the public about “use by” dates on perishables, there are many other common items around your home, garden, and garage that...

AUGUST 22, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
18 Ways You're Accidentally Wasting Energy

You turn off lights when you leave a room, combine errands to stretch a tank of gas, and run only full loads in your dishwasher. Yet even if you're following the basics of home energy con...

AUGUST 21, 2018 | TUESDAY
14 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Can Do

Your microwave is amazing for many reasons: It speeds up cooking, it reheats your favorite leftovers—and let’s not forget about all that instant popcorn! But this magnificent machine can ...

AUGUST 9, 2018 | THURSDAY
11 Living Fences That Look Better Than Chain Link

Natural fences constructed of shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and environmentally friendly havens for songbirds, butterflies, and other desirable fauna. These living ...

AUGUST 8, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
These Are the Places with the Worst Tap Water in America

For the most part, Americans enjoy some of the safest and cleanest water on the planet. As the recent lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, brought to light, however, some municipalities...