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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OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Things You Didn’t Know Your Steam Cleaner Could Sanitize

Steam cleaners are among those interesting and oft-overlooked appliances that people have in a closet, but don’t necessarily use all the time. With a pandemic-fueled emphasis on not just ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
Plush vs. Firm Mattress: What’s the Difference?

Because everyone sleeps differently and has different preferences, people have varying criteria for what constitutes a comfortable mattress. Some, like the fairytale princess whose sleep ...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Bar Keepers Friend: This All-Purpose Cleaner Is the Secret to a Spotless Home

What was I thinking? When I replaced my brown porcelain kitchen sink with a white version, I had no idea that everything—and I do mean everything—would make a white sink look dirty. Regul...

MAY 31, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! Exactly How Often You Should Replace Your Mattress

Q: Is it true that you should replace your mattress every 8 years? A: The 8-year rule of thumb is generally cited by the mattress industry, but it certainly is not the final word on how o...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
7 Things to Know About Mattress Disposal

Today’s savvy consumers are replacing their mattresses more frequently, following industry guidance to buy a new mattress every 7 to 10 years. But this dream of a better night’s sleep has...

APRIL 7, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
What’s the Difference? King vs. Queen Bed

Nearly all experts agree that getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to overall health and well-being, as well as for helping people achieve their peak performance during work or play. B...

MARCH 8, 2021 | MONDAY
This is What the Ultimate Aging in Place Home Looks Like, According to a Senior Living Designer

Baby boomers, that massive segment of the U. S. population born between 1946 and 1964, have consistently changed the face of American society in sometimes unexpected ways. Now, as they ag...

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
How to Make Homemade Window Cleaner

Dirty windows or a streaky glass door are easy to notice and are easy to clean. Yet, cleaning windows and doors always seems like a chore we put off—even though it requires minimal work. ...

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
How To: Repair a Screen Door in 5 Easy Steps

I don’t mind the squirrels taking their turn at the bird feeder, but our dog seems to have developed a personal vendetta against the creatures. She’s so vehemently opposed to squirrels th...

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Know About Adjustable Beds

Experts agree that a good night’s sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing, as well as contributing to a better attention span, assisting focus and concentration, benefiting he...