Donna Boyle Schwartz


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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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 ...

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...

JULY 19, 2021 | MONDAY
So You've Just Purchased Your First Home: Here Are the Essentials You Need to Buy Now

Buying a first home can be a daunting experience, navigating the intricacies of down payments, mortgages, title searches, and closing costs. Here are a few must-haves that can help you be...

MAY 31, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! Exactly How Often You Should Replace Your Mattress

Q: Is it true that you should replace your mattress every 8 years? A: The 8-year rule of thumb is generally cited by the mattress industry, but it certainly is not the final word on how o...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
7 Things to Know About Mattress Disposal

Today’s savvy consumers are replacing their mattresses more frequently, following industry guidance to buy a new mattress every 7 to 10 years. But this dream of a better night’s sleep has...

What’s the Difference? King vs. Queen Bed

Nearly all experts agree that getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to overall health and well-being, as well as for helping people achieve their peak performance during work or play. B...

MARCH 8, 2021 | MONDAY
This is What the Ultimate Aging in Place Home Looks Like, According to a Senior Living Designer

Baby boomers, that massive segment of the U. S. population born between 1946 and 1964, have consistently changed the face of American society in sometimes unexpected ways. Now, as they ag...

How to Make 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. ...

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...