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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NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
6 Radiator Covers to Match Your Home's Decor

Sometimes “old and quaint” gradually becomes “dilapidated and ugly,” especially when it involves a workhorse of many home heating systems: the radiator. The onset of cooler weather means ...

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 | MONDAY
Holiday Guests Are Staying Over? Here's Where You’re Going to Put Them

The last thing any thoughtful host wants is for their guests to be uncomfortable or feel unwanted and in the way. . . and no one wants cranky, sleep-deprived visitors! At the same time, h...

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Things You Didn’t Know Your Steam Cleaner Could Sanitize

Steam cleaners are among those interesting and oft-overlooked appliances that people have in a closet, but don’t necessarily use all the time. With a pandemic-fueled emphasis on not just ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
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 ...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
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...

APRIL 7, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
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...