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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FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | THURSDAY
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JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What Is a Hybrid Mattress?

Q: I want to purchase a new mattress, but there are so many choices, including these new “hybrid” mattresses. But what is a hybrid mattress, and how do I decide if it is the right choice ...

JANUARY 12, 2021 | TUESDAY
10 Cleaning Chores You Should Be Doing Every Month

Feeling overwhelmed by housekeeping? The key to maintaining a neat and tidy house is to set—and keep to—a regular schedule. Taking care of these 10 chores every month will go a long way t...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Kitchen Sinks of 2023

Although fancy stoves, towering refrigerators, and gleaming racks full of shiny cookware are the elements most people drool over when designing a kitchen, they soon realize they spend way...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Mini Fridges of 2023

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OCTOBER 14, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
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 13, 2020 | 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 12, 2020 | MONDAY
15 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Want to do your part to help slow the impact of climate change? Check out these small and simple changes you and your family can make in your home and everyday activities to ensure a larg...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
12 Reasons Your Home Isn't Worth as Much as You Think

Think you know how much your house is worth? Before being disappointed with low offers, make sure your house is in tip-top shape. Scroll through to see what parts of your house are hurtin...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
10 Low-Maintenance Houseplants to Keep Indoor Air Fresh

Can houseplants clean the air inside your home? Learn about the research behind this health benefit and see the low-maintenance plants that will give your home a boost.