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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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 14, 2020 | MONDAY
The 9 Best Types of Gravel for Your Driveway

Learn about the different kinds of gravel you can use for the driveway, and determine which type is best for your home.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Reasons You Should Always Get Renters Insurance

Many apartment dwellers make the common mistake of assuming that they are covered under their landlord’s insurance policy…but this is rarely the case. Renter’s insurance is a must if you ...

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
Buyer's Guide: The Best Hammocks

Almost nothing beats kicking back in a hammock and swaying gently in the breeze. These hanging beds provide a comfortable and portable option for lounging and sleeping.  First developed b...

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...