Donna Boyle Schwartz


Name: Donna Boyle Schwartz

Title: Contributing Writer 

Donna Boyle Schwartz is an avid writer with years of experience covering the home and garden beat in addition to out-of-home topics such as sports and local events. These days, she researches and writes editorial and advertising features on a vast range of home-related topics, including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends.

Expertise and Experience

Donna launched her professional writing career in junior high school, where she covered sports, school events, and local community news for her small town weekly newspaper, The Raymond Herald. In the years since then, she has become a well-known home furnishings writer and editor with leading magazines and newspapers, including stints as lifestyle editor and news editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News and as managing editor of Home Furnishings News (HFD/HFN). With her husband, David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
The Best Outdoor Rugs of 2022

The line between indoors and out continues to blur as people take advantage of warmer temperatures, patio heaters, and the freedom to work wherever they please. More people are dining al ...

Would Your Kitchen Pass a Restaurant Health Inspection?

You may think you keep a clean kitchen, but all of those nooks, crannies, and corners are perfect hiding places for bacteria and other nasty bugs. Even some seemingly innocuous items—dish...

The 8 Most Common Reasons DIYers End Up in the ER

Your home is a refuge from the dangers and anxieties of the outside world—or is it? Statistics indicate that Americans are more likely to be injured at home than just about anywhere else....

MARCH 26, 2018 | MONDAY
9 Things Your Contractor Never Wants to Hear

From HVAC repair to electrical upgrades, some home improvement projects require the help of a professional. But even though contractors are well versed in repairs and remodeling, they can...

MARCH 26, 2018 | MONDAY
Swedish Death Cleaning: What It Is, and Why You Should Really Start Now

My late mother did something in the mid-’80s that horrified me and my four siblings: She set all of her china, crystal, doodads, and knickknacks on display and had each of us walk around ...

MARCH 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows

Homeowners who are considering replacement windows have more choices in materials, finishes, and styles today than ever before to get a look that they love.  While in the past most homes ...

MARCH 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dirty Dozen: 12 Places You Probably Never Clean But Definitely Should

So, you think your house is clean? Well… you might have to think again! If you’re like most people, there are areas that you never even think about cleaning, unlikely places where dirt, d...

Outdated Tech? 8 Ways to Rescue Your Old Data from Old Devices

The computer revolution is already a few generations old, and in all that time we've seen many technologies fall by the wayside as innovative, more efficient devices and file storage solu...

14 Surprising Places Where Mold Hides in the Home

One of the most common living organisms in the world may have taken up residence in your home, and you may not even know it. Mold—the common name for thousands of different types of fungi...

15 Things Never to Leave in a Cold Car

Leaving these items in a cold car could ruin them—or your car's interior.