Donna Boyle Schwartz


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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JULY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
9 Problems That Could Be Activating Your Car’s Check Engine Light

Although it may sometimes seem like it, that little dashboard light is not there just to annoy the driver. No, it actually serves an important function: to alert motorists to potentially ...

JUNE 27, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Hammocks for Comfortable Lounging

First developed by the Mayans more than a thousand years ago, hammocks are much loved in outdoor spaces. You can lounge in the backyard, sway gently in the ocean breeze, sleep under the s...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Purchases You Should Always Get an Extended Warranty On

Whatever you may think of extended warranties, sometimes it makes sense to purchase an additional protection plan.

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
19 Things in Your Home That May Have Expired

Most people know when fruits and veggies have gone bad or when leftovers start looking like a science experiment and should be thrown away, but there are numerous items in your house that...

APRIL 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ergonomic Tools that Make Gardening Nearly Painless

Gardening can sometimes leave you feeling achy and sore. But don’t despair, because there are many ergonomic gardening tools available to help take the pain out of planting.

APRIL 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
12 Ways You're Accidentally Spreading Germs Around Your House

Even though you try to keep a clean house, you might be spreading germs around without even realizing it. Prevent germs from proliferating throughout your home by addressing these key pro...

How to Clean Windows

Even when the sun is shining, you may not get the maximum amount of natural light in your home if your windows are covered in a film of dirt, dust, splattered bugs, or water spots. To ful...

12 Things You Don't Realize Are Annoying Your Neighbors

Sure, you can do whatever you want at your house, but it doesn’t hurt to have the decency to think of your neighbors. Consider changing these 12 annoying habits to be a better neighbor.

The Best Fire Starters Tested in 2023

Fire starters make it easy for anyone to start a roaring fire. Rather than having to wrestle with damp wood or crumpled-up newspapers to get the first flames going, users can employ a fir...

10 Popular Home Upgrades That Can Cost Less Than You Think

Homeowners hoping to spruce up their interiors, make exterior repairs, or embark upon a long-desired home addition may find themselves daunted and dismayed by the projected expense. It of...