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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MARCH 6, 2018 | TUESDAY
Outdated Tech? 8 Ways to Rescue Your Old Data from Old Devices

The computer revolution is already a few generations old, and in all that time we've seen many technologies fall by the wayside as innovative, more efficient devices and file storage solu...

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 | MONDAY
14 Surprising Places Where Mold Hides in the Home

One of the most common living organisms in the world may have taken up residence in your home, and you may not even know it. Mold—the common name for thousands of different types of fungi...

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
10 Things Never to Leave in a Cold Car

Brrrr—baby, it’s cold outside! And it can get pretty cold inside, too, especially inside your car. When winter weather strikes, it can be tempting to rush right back into the warm house a...

JANUARY 29, 2018 | MONDAY
12 Tricks to Getting the Best Gas Mileage

Americans may think they know all there is to know about cars—after all, the automobile is deeply ingrained in our culture—but when it comes to conserving fuel, money, and air quality, we...

JANUARY 16, 2018 | TUESDAY
9 Signs Your Tap Water Might Be Contaminated

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “the United States enjoys one of the world's most reliable and safest supplies of drinking water.” Occasionally, however, homeowners may ...

JANUARY 8, 2018 | MONDAY
9 Places Asbestos May (Still!) Be Lurking in Your Home

Older homes have charm, personality, and character that often can’t be matched in newer constructions. Unfortunately, most properties built before 1980 have an unsavory, downright dangero...

DECEMBER 28, 2017 | THURSDAY
Replacing Your Water Heater? Don't Overlook This One Key Factor

When a home's plumbing system is operating problem-free, homeowners rarely give any thought to the water heater. It's a much different story when this vital appliance malfunctions...

DECEMBER 12, 2017 | TUESDAY
13 Weird Ways to Use Dental Floss Around the House

In nearly every bathroom, you'll find at least one package of dental floss, whether it’s waxed, unwaxed, monofilament, or multistranded. Believe it or not, that little bundle of cord can ...

DECEMBER 4, 2017 | MONDAY
11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

As the days grow shorter, colder, and darker, it's tempting to just hunker down inside and forget all about home and garden chores until the spring. But winter is no time for conscientiou...

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best Things You Can Do for the Value of Your Home

Your home isn't just a house—it's where you unwind, work, play, and spend time with those you love. So, every remodel or renovation you tackle should take into account how you live in and...