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.
One pinner said: Here's another handy tip I use. We've all seen these manicure sets which go for anywhere from $8-25. Well, I have lots of tweezers and clippers around...and I certainly have lots of no longer used cases from glasses long gone. Snap! There's your travel manicure set for your purse or travel bag.