Donna Boyle Schwartz


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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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...

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...

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...

Outdated Tech? 8 Ways to Rescue Your Old Data from Old Devices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...

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...

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...