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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FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
How To: Make Streak-Free Homemade Window Cleaner

Dirty windows or a streaky glass door are easy to notice and are easy to clean. Yet, cleaning windows and doors always seems like a chore we put off—even though it requires minimal work. ...

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
How to: Repair a Screen Door in 5 Easy Steps

I don’t mind the squirrels taking their turn at the bird feeder, but our dog seems to have developed a personal vendetta against the creatures. She’s so vehemently opposed to squirrels th...

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Know About Adjustable Beds

Experts agree that a good night’s sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing, as well as contributing to a better attention span, assisting focus and concentration, benefiting he...

FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What is Microfiber?

Q: Microfiber textiles have been growing in popularity, showing up in everything from cleaning cloths and mop heads to upholstery fabrics and bed linens. But exactly what is microfiber, a...

JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

Q: I want to purchase a new mattress, but there are so many choices, including these new “hybrid” mattresses. But what is a hybrid mattress, and how do I decide if it is the right choice ...

JANUARY 12, 2021 | TUESDAY
10 Cleaning Chores You Should Be Doing Every Month

Feeling overwhelmed by housekeeping? The key to maintaining a neat and tidy house is to set—and keep to—a regular schedule. Taking care of these 10 chores every month will go a long way t...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Wood Stoves

Find the best wood stove to keep you and your home toasty during the cold months.

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Kitchen Sinks for Your Renovation

In the world of kitchen renovation and high-tech appliances, kitchen sinks “get no respect. ” But although fancy stoves, towering refrigerators, and gleaming racks full of shiny pots and ...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Mini Fridges for Convenient Food Storage

A space-smart appliance for offices, dorm rooms, cabins, and many other settings, a mini fridge keeps food and keeps beverages cold while taking up only a fraction of the real estate of a...

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
20 Surprising Things You Can't Recycle

The “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra popularized during the environmental movement of the 1970s has never been more relevant. Nevertheless, there's confusion about what can and can't be re...