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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JANUARY 5, 2020 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: Mini Fridges

A space-smart decision for guest houses, offices, dorm rooms, cabins and many other settings, the mini fridge preserves food and keeps beverages cold while taking up only a fraction of th...

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...

DECEMBER 2, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Places You’re Forgetting to Winter-Proof

To avoid maintenance misfortunes, it's important that you prep your house for winter. Certain spots might be obvious—like cleaning the gutters—but chances are you're overlooking other are...

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 | MONDAY
12 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Package Theft

Avoid the frustration of your packages getting swiped from your porch. Put these tips to action to ensure that your online deliveries are still waiting for you when you get home.

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | TUESDAY
If Your Home Smells Funny, Check These 8 Problem Areas

Dangerous or not? Here's how to tell whether a strange odor is a serious problem or an easy fix.

NOVEMBER 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
7 Car Sounds You Should Never Ignore

A little bit of noise is to be expected when your car is running, but certain sounds can be indications that something's amiss. Always keep your ears open when you're driving, and have a ...

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 ...