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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AUGUST 26, 2019 | MONDAY
The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling

Every homeowner who has taken on a home remodeling project has a sad story about past mistakes. Some of these errors are merely embarrassing, some are costly, and others are downright dan...

12 Tips to Follow When a Heat Advisory Is in Effect

Summer is here, and in many parts of the country that can mean dangerous heat waves. As the National Weather Service notes, “Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the Unit...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
Chalk and 19 Other Things You Don't Keep in Your Toolbox—But Should

Every homeowner knows the importance of having a good toolbox stocked with all the basics—screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and the like. But there are a few, more esoteric items that you s...

JULY 16, 2019 | TUESDAY
16 Problems a Power Outage Can Cause at Home

When the electricity goes out, a host of things can happen around your place ranging from mere inconveniences to life-threatening situations. These are the what-ifs you should prepare for...

9 Types of Mulch to Keep Your Landscape Lush

Mulch may not be a miracle cure for all that ails your garden, but according to professional gardeners and arborists, it certainly comes close! A wide variety of materials fall under the ...

JULY 2, 2019 | TUESDAY
13 Free Ways to Keep Thieves Away From Your Home

The FBI statistics are sobering: a burglary occurs roughly every 13 seconds in America. There were an estimated 1.4 million burglaries in 2017, and burglary victims suffered an estimated ...

JUNE 25, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Might Not Realize Have VOCs

What you don’t know can hurt you—the air inside your home may contain concentrations of potentially hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) up to 10 times greater than the air outside...

MAY 28, 2019 | TUESDAY
The 10 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer

Summer is here at last, along with all the fun and pleasurable outdoor activities that come with it. But as we spend these longer, warmer days outside, gardening, swimming, hiking, campin...

MAY 17, 2019 | FRIDAY
Take Your Pick: The 20 Best Fruit Farms Across the United States

Nothing quite compares to that zesty burst of flavor that you get from luscious strawberries, juicy raspberries, tart cherries, succulent peaches, earthy greens, and crisp apples, especia...

MAY 10, 2019 | FRIDAY
12 Times Goo Gone Saves the Day

DIYers looking for that perfect go-to gunk, glop, spill, and stain remover for the home, laundry, workshop, and garage need look no further than Goo Gone, an amazing multipurpose cleanser...