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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APRIL 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Tips for Cleaning Windows, Inside and Out

Even when the sun is shining, you may not get the maximum amount of natural light in your home if your windows are covered in a film of dirt, dust, splattered bugs, or water spots. To ful...

MARCH 18, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things You Don't Realize Are Annoying Your Neighbors

Sure, you can do whatever you want at your house, but it doesn’t hurt to have the decency to think of your neighbors. Consider changing these 12 annoying habits to be a better neighbor.

MARCH 10, 2020 | TUESDAY
8 Dangerous Secrets Your Home May Be Hiding

All may seem safe and quiet at home, but lurking beneath the surfaces could be harmful secrets. Keep a vigilant eye out for warning signs of these home hazards.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Popular Home Upgrades That Can Cost Less Than You Think

Homeowners hoping to spruce up their interiors, make exterior repairs, or embark upon a long-desired home addition may find themselves daunted and dismayed by the projected expense. It of...

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 | MONDAY
Decoding Shop Talk: Here's What Your Contractor Is Actually Saying

Every industry has jargon that is known to the pros and Greek to everyone else. If you're embarking on a renovation, though, you should take a little time to pick up some of the lingo to ...

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 | MONDAY
11 Ways to Flu-Proof Your Home

Keep your household healthy during flu season by incorporating these tips these best practices at home.

JANUARY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

Winter is no time for hibernating from chores. In fact, there are plenty of important maintenance tasks that all homeowners need to take care of to keep their house in tiptop shape during...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Your Most Common Home Security Questions, Answered

Protecting family and property is of primary importance to homeowners. Security systems can be valuable allies in this quest, but don't discount other important factors, including appropr...

DECEMBER 2, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Places You’re Forgetting to Winter-Proof

To avoid maintenance misfortunes, it's important that you prep your house for winter. Certain spots might be obvious—like cleaning the gutters—but chances are you're overlooking other are...

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 | MONDAY
12 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Package Theft

Avoid the frustration of your packages getting swiped from your porch. Put these tips to action to ensure that your online deliveries are still waiting for you when you get home.