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 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
7 Car Sounds You Should Never Ignore

A little bit of noise is to be expected when your car is running, but certain sounds can be indications that something's amiss. Always keep your ears open when you're driving, and have a ...

OCTOBER 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
How to Know If You're Dealing with Lead Pipes—and What to Do About Them

In some cities across America, children and adults are exposed to a dangerous contaminant with every glass of water they drink: lead. Nearly all homes built before the 1986 Safe Drinking ...

OCTOBER 29, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Surprising Things You Can't Recycle

The “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra popularized during the environmental movement of the 1970s has never been more relevant. Nevertheless, there's confusion about what can and can't be re...

OCTOBER 29, 2019 | TUESDAY
Change Filters Frequently to Optimize Furnace Efficiency

Dust bunnies are multiplying, dog hair is piling up, and allergies are worsening—oh my, it must be the furnace filter! To change a furnace filter is perhaps the quickest and easiest way t...

OCTOBER 22, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Surprising Things You Should Never Clean with Water

Wait! Before you fill up your cleaning bucket with good old H2O, think first about what you plan on cleaning. Though water may be your go-to for cleanup, it can damage or shorten the life...

OCTOBER 17, 2019 | THURSDAY
14 House Problems That Don't Require a General Contractor

As most homeowners are well aware, problems can strike a house suddenly and without warning: a leaky roof or a fallen tree, a burst pipe in the basement or a boiler that conks out during ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Your Dishwasher Can Do Better: 9 Tips to Boost Performance

Enhance the performance and lifespan of your dishwasher with these nine useful tips.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | TUESDAY
Gas or Electric? Choose Your Next Stove Wisely

Traditionally, most homeowners have two choices for the stove: gas and electric. More often than not, the type of stove you prefer boils down to what you learned to cook on. However, conv...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Worst Storms on Record Ever to Have Hit the United States

This year's hurricane season is forecasted to be a strong one, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—and for a country that has seen intense storms over ...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
15 Things Never to Put in the Microwave

Rush, rush, rush—in today's 24/7 culture, a microwave can be a real boon to busy households and time-strapped cooks. But even though these ubiquitous appliances are fast and convenient, t...