Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Donna Boyle Schwartz

Title: Contributing Writer 

Donna Boyle Schwartz is an avid writer with years of experience covering the home and garden beat in addition to out-of-home topics such as sports and local events. These days, she researches and writes editorial and advertising features on a vast range of home-related topics, including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends.

Expertise and Experience

Donna launched her professional writing career in junior high school, where she covered sports, school events, and local community news for her small town weekly newspaper, The Raymond Herald. In the years since then, she has become a well-known home furnishings writer and editor with leading magazines and newspapers, including stints as lifestyle editor and news editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News and as managing editor of Home Furnishings News (HFD/HFN). With her husband, David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 | FRIDAY
14 Places Asbestos May Still Be Lurking in Your Home

Older homes are rife with charm, personality, and character. Unfortunately, they may also have an unsavory, downright dangerous skeleton in the closet: asbestos. This mineral, valued for ...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 | FRIDAY
13 Types of Molding Every DIYer Should Know

Molding and trimwork exist in myriad forms and can enhance any style of home. There are so many kinds of molding that it's often difficult to remember all of the names and know which type...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 | THURSDAY
How to Remove Paint From Everything

Revamping a room can be as easy as applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls, but the unfortunate by-products of painting projects are spills and splatters. Even the most careful painte...

AUGUST 30, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
13 Surprising Uses for Bleach Around the Home

 Bleach, aka sodium hypochlorite, has a variety of uses that extend far beyond cleaning clothes. You can use bleach for everything from boosting flower blooms to minimizing mosquitoes and...

AUGUST 30, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Windex

The familiar blue window cleaner that we all grew up using can do lots more than just clean windows. Windex might just be the go-to tool for your household chore. Its proprietary mix of i...

AUGUST 9, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
The 18 Worst Storms in History to Hit the United States

Hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30, is reaching its peak along the southern and eastern coastlines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NO...

JULY 28, 2023 | FRIDAY
20 Ingenious Uses for Baking Soda Around the House

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a versatile and widely used household product. It has gained popularity as a natural and effective alternative to conventional cleaners, since it is...

JULY 19, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
15 DIY Solutions for a Pest-Free Home

Cohabitating with unwelcome critters is no one's idea of fun. Armed with a few basic tools and a bit of knowledge, however, you can create a pest-free environment in no time. While profes...

JULY 19, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
18 Household Items You Had No Idea Were Flammable

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 26 percent of fires between 2016 and 2020 occurred in the home. Cooking equipment, smoking, and heating equipment are among the lead...

MAY 24, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
10 Tricks for Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Although many modern homes are equipped with air conditioning, and it may be your go-to solution for keeping the house cool on a hot summer day, AC may not always be an option. Those who ...