Let’s be honest — few teachers or students miss the dusty, sneeze-y mess of classroom chalkboards. But some have discovered they’ve traded the problems of chalk dust for dry erase marker stains. Professional house cleaner Rachel Yatuzis says she removes dry erase marker stains from clothes with a one-two punch of rubbing alcohol and hairspray.
I can’t personally attest to the value of Yatuzis’ method, since I haven’t set foot near a classroom dry erase board in more years than I care to count. However, alcohol and hairspray are well documentedstainfighters, and her method tracks with other cleaning methods we’ve found over the years (we’ve also heard that Murphy’s Oil Soap works as well).
If you’ve got a dry erase marker stain on an item of clothing, give her method a try and let us know how it works for you in the comments. Also, be sure to share any of your tips for getting rid of ink stains.
You’ve heard of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Well, Tony Schwartz, CEO of consulting firm The Energy Project is adding four more to the list. In a video for Harvard Business Review, Schwartz shares his advice on how to increase productivity. Continue reading →
It is the bane of every teacher and public speaker’s existance– dry erase marker stains that won’t come off your dry erase board. EXPO & Quartet make great dry erase board cleaners that get rid of stubborn stains, but if you don’t have any on hand, there are a surprising number of products found in nearly every home and maintenance supply closet that should do the trick. Continue reading →
Memorial Day is just around the corner, ready to kick off the messy kids season. Oops, I mean the summer season! But yeah, kids are messy. And it seems like they get extra messy in the summer. Luckily, there are moist towelettes for those times you and your family are on the go and you guys can’t wash your hands — and you can’t just dunk the kids in the tub.
We sell a lot of hand wipes at On Time Supplies, but one thing we really love about Wet Ones is something a customer pointed out to us: Wet Ones canisters are designed to fit in your car’s cup holder, making these the perfect cleaning wipes for car trips with the kids. Wet Ones are also super versatile. Their website lists 99 different messes Wet Ones cleans. I’ve listed my top ten summer applications below.
Sounds like a job for Wet Ones: 10 reason to take the hand wipes with you this summer:
1. Clean hands from sand after the beach2. After Touching Ketchup and Mustard Bottles3. On the Boat after Catching a Fish