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 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
11 Things You Never Knew About Daylight Saving Time

Get ready to spring forward this month when daylight saving time (DST) replaces standard time in almost all of the United States and most of Canada and Mexico, as well as much of Europe a...

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Greenest Cities in America

The terms "environmentally friendly," "ecological," and "green" are thrown around a lot these days, but there is no denying that many Americans are earnestly searching for ways to reduce ...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Surprising Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Ice and Snow

What do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but you still need to get out and go to work, school or shopping? Snow and ice removal is a major hassle and an unfortunate fact of l...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean Stainless Steel

Gleaming and shiny, stainless steel brings a bright and polished air to any kitchen. Keeping that brilliant sheen, however, takes a little bit of work—and some very specific cleaning prod...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
This Is How Long Each of Your Major Appliances Should Last

If you’re like most people, you probably don't give much thought to the age of your appliances—until something breaks, that is. Homeowners do occasionally replace a major home appliance b...

JANUARY 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Bad Homeowner Habits to Break in 2019

You might consider yourself a stellar housekeeper or a star handyman, but if you're like most homeowners, you probably have one or more seemingly innocuous habits that may be harming your...

JANUARY 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
8 Tips for How to Clean Stained Grout

Tile is beautiful, durable, and generally easy to clean, but cleaning grout? That's a different story. Because of its typically light coloring and porous composition, grout is prone to st...

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
15 Reasons to Think Twice About an Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans have dominated modern home design since they first appeared in the 1950s as part of the overall trend toward more contemporary styling. Open concept homes skyrocketed in ...

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
7 Signs Your Home Needs a Water Softener

Most Americans think of water as basically “wet” and don’t consider its other attributes. But many residential water users have had to confront one of water's less-appealing characteristi...

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 | MONDAY
How To: Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Nothing is quite as warm and cozy as a crackling fire in autumn. But before you touch match to kindling, take a good look around your fireplace and chimney to make sure you're following t...