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 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
5 Little-Known Advantages of Linoleum Flooring

Think linoleum and vinyl flooring are one and the same? Think again. While many people mistakenly call vinyl tile ‘linoleum’, the two couldn’t be more different. Unlike vinyl tile—a floor...

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 30, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean a Toilet Tank

If the last time you got the bathroom sparkling did not fully mask a foul odor or required a concentrated effort to remove brown rust stains from the rim of your toilet bowl, your job may...

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...