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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MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
These Electrical Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

Most of us take electricity for granted, fully expecting that the outlets, wiring, extension cords, and power strips in our homes will operate safely and reliably. But electricity can be ...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Outdoor Rugs

The line between indoors and out continues to blur as Americans take full advantage of longer days and warmer temperatures by dining al fresco and moving leisure-time activities onto porc...

APRIL 30, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things Never to Plug into a Power Strip

No matter where you live—house, apartment, dorm room, mobile home—one factor remains constant: There never seem to be enough power outlets. This may explain the popularity of multi-outlet...

APRIL 16, 2018 | MONDAY
12 Things You Don't Realize Are Annoying Your Neighbors

Living in a neighborhood is generally a delight that's marked by lasting friendships and a shared sense of community and civic responsibility, but there are times when proximity to others...

APRIL 4, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Would Your Kitchen Pass a Restaurant Health Inspection?

You may think you keep a clean kitchen, but all of those nooks, crannies, and corners are perfect hiding places for bacteria and other nasty bugs. Even some seemingly innocuous items—dish...

APRIL 3, 2018 | TUESDAY
The 8 Most Common Reasons DIYers End Up in the ER

Your home is a refuge from the dangers and anxieties of the outside world—or is it? Statistics indicate that Americans are more likely to be injured at home than just about anywhere else....

MARCH 26, 2018 | MONDAY
9 Things Your Contractor Never Wants to Hear

From HVAC repair to electrical upgrades, some home improvement projects require the help of a professional. But even though contractors are well versed in repairs and remodeling, they can...

MARCH 26, 2018 | MONDAY
All You Need to Know About Death Cleaning

My late mother did something in the mid-‘80s that horrified me and my four siblings: She set all of her china, crystal, doodads, and knick-knacks on display and had each of us walk around...

MARCH 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Vinyl vs. Aluminum Windows

Homeowners who are considering replacement windows have more choices in materials, finishes, and styles today than ever before to get a look that they love.  While in the past most homes ...

MARCH 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dirty Dozen: 12 Places You Probably Never Clean But Definitely Should

So, you think your house is clean? Well… you might have to think again! If you’re like most people, there are areas that you never even think about cleaning, unlikely places where dirt, d...