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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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...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
12 Reasons Your Home Isn't Worth as Much as You Think

Before putting your home on the market, try to see it from the buyer's point of view. Everything from the exterior landscaping to the interior paint palette could be alienating prospectiv...

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...

AUGUST 9, 2019 | FRIDAY
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
13 Problems a Power Outage Can Cause at Home

We live in a wired world, where nearly everything in our lives requires a steady supply of electricity to remain in operation. But sometimes severe storms, high winds, lightning strikes, ...

JULY 3, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
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...