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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NOVEMBER 30, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
14 Types of Rugs Every DIY Decorator Should Know

Upscale designers know a sneaky little home décor trick that can mean the difference between a “ho-hum” abode and a “wow” pad: The secret’s on the floor! Known in the trade as the “fifth ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
10 Telltale Signs of Mice to Never Ignore

Q: Recently I’ve been finding small black pellets in the basement, and I hear scratching noises when I go down there. I’ve also noticed that my pantry has a sharp, musky odor. I’m startin...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
Become a Laundry Ninja With This Guide to Washing Machine Settings

Many people don’t fully take advantage of their household appliances’ features. A case in point is the standard workhorse of the household: the washing machine. Even bargain washers come ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Get Rid of Mice for Good in 16 Steps

A mouse infestation can be enough to make anyone skittish. Those pesky critters can carry a plethora of dangerous diseases and cause plenty of damage to the home, tearing up walls and wir...

AUGUST 17, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
23 Types of Doors All Homeowners Should Know

We walk through doors every day as we move from room to room and building to building, yet how often do we really think about all the different types and styles there are? A door is about...

MAY 19, 2022 | THURSDAY
Can Cold Water Effectively Clean Your Laundry?

The old rules of washing colors in cold water and whites in hot water are fading as consumers become more eco-conscious about energy usage. However, some confusion lingers about the best ...

MARCH 17, 2022 | THURSDAY
Will the Supply Chain Crisis Impact Outdoor Furniture Shopping This Year?

If you are looking to create that perfect backyard environment for summer fun and family “stay-cations” this summer, you may want to start shopping for your new outdoor furniture and acce...

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Definitive Guide on How to Clean All Your Furniture

It might be nice to imagine a special potion that could magically clean and protect all your furniture, regardless of the material or construction. Unfortunately, modern science has yet t...

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
6 Radiator Cover Ideas 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
Expecting Overnight Guests for the Holidays? Here's Where to Put Them

'Tis the season. . . for family and friends to come crashing at your place for the holidays. The last thing a thoughtful host wants is for their guests to be uncomfortable, or feel unwant...