Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What is Microfiber?

Q: Microfiber textiles have been growing in popularity, showing up in everything from cleaning cloths and mop heads to upholstery fabrics and bed linens. But exactly what is microfiber, a...

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...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Wood Stoves

Find the best wood stove to keep you and your home toasty during the cold months.

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Kitchen Sinks for Your Renovation

In the world of kitchen renovation and high-tech appliances, kitchen sinks “get no respect. ” But although fancy stoves, towering refrigerators, and gleaming racks full of shiny pots and ...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Mini Fridges for Convenient Food Storage

A space-smart appliance for offices, dorm rooms, cabins, and many other settings, a mini fridge keeps food and keeps beverages cold while taking up only a fraction of the real estate of a...

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...