to restore dry erase boards that are hard to erase: spray a clean board with wd40, wipe dry with paper towels. the wd40 fills in the dried pores of the board that hold in marker ink, making it easier to erase.
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Splatter-proof reusable food covers for the microwave: cut plastic cutting mats (made from food-grade silicone) from the dollar store into appropriate sizes and store next to microwave to have on hand to prevent messes.