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 3, 2020 | MONDAY
11 Ways to Flu-Proof Your Home

Keep your household healthy during flu season by incorporating these tips these best practices at home.

JANUARY 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

Winter is no time for hibernating from chores. In fact, there are plenty of important maintenance tasks that all homeowners need to take care of to keep their house in tiptop shape during...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Your Most Common Home Security Questions, Answered

Protecting family and property is of primary importance to homeowners. Security systems can be valuable allies in this quest, but don't discount other important factors, including appropr...

OCTOBER 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
How to Know If You're Dealing with Lead Pipes—and What to Do About Them

In some cities across America, children and adults are exposed to a dangerous contaminant with every glass of water they drink: lead. Nearly all homes built before the 1986 Safe Drinking ...

OCTOBER 29, 2019 | TUESDAY
Change Filters Frequently to Optimize Furnace Efficiency

Dust bunnies are multiplying, dog hair is piling up, and allergies are worsening—oh my, it must be the furnace filter! To change a furnace filter is perhaps the quickest and easiest way t...

OCTOBER 17, 2019 | THURSDAY
14 House Problems That Don't Require a General Contractor

As most homeowners are well aware, problems can strike a house suddenly and without warning: a leaky roof or a fallen tree, a burst pipe in the basement or a boiler that conks out during ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Your Dishwasher Can Do Better: 9 Tips to Boost Performance

Enhance the performance and lifespan of your dishwasher with these nine useful tips.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | TUESDAY
Gas vs. Electric Stove: Which is Better?

Gas stoves cook food using an open flame when the gas is ignited, while electric stoves use electricity and metal heating elements to prepare food. There are advantages and disadvantages ...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
15 Things Never to Put in the Microwave

Rush, rush, rush—in today's 24/7 culture, a microwave can be a real boon to busy households and time-strapped cooks. But even though these ubiquitous appliances are fast and convenient, t...

AUGUST 26, 2019 | MONDAY
The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling

Every homeowner who has taken on a home remodeling project has a sad story about past mistakes. Some of these errors are merely embarrassing, some are costly, and others are downright dan...