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This post may contain affiliate links. Mommies with Cents receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.    Motivation Monday

Everyone can use a little extra motivation, especially on Monday, right?  This new series is designed to motivate you in different areas of your life whether it be trying a new recipe, organizing an area of your home or testing out a new cleaning tip.  I’ll be giving you my take on the assignment and hopefully inspire you to try it out yourself!

This week I have what I believe is a seriously awesome cleaning tip.

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Two of the toilet bowls in my home have had what I thought were impossible to remove stains. I tried soaking with different cleaners, scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing.  I even tried my go-to, the Magic Eraser, but even that didn’t work!  I was seriously starting to consider replacing my toilets.  I would be embarrassed when people would come over because even though I had just cleaned them, the toilets still looked dirty.  Then I discovered an inexpensive cleaning tool that saved me hundreds of dollars (how much do new toilet bowls run these days?)

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See that brown spot at the bottom of the toilet in the “before” picture?  That was my “impossible” stain, some sort of mineral build-up I’m guessing.  After about 10 minutes of cleaning I was able to remove it.  My secret weapon?  A pumice stone.

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I found this in the beauty aisle at the grocery store.  It cost about a buck fifty. Believe it or not, this stone won’t scratch the surface of the porcelain but is rough enough to scrub off stubborn build up.  It did take quite a bit of elbow grease but it worked!  I scrubbed for probably 10 minutes or so to remove the stain in my toilet.  It actually wears down the stone. This is what it looked like when I was done:Sat Jan 03 2015 13-46-57 GMT-0800

How do YOU remove stubborn toilet stains?  Do you have a favorite cleaner that works really well?  I’m curious to know what makes your toilet sparkle!

(I can’t find a good segue from toilets to food, I apologize!)

Last week’s motivation was to eat more veggies with a delicious Broccoli Salad recipe which is so good that I actually just made it AGAIN today! Be sure to check out all of the past Motivation Monday posts for more inspiration!

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Funkins Reusable Napkins — Love ‘em For Lunch!funkins

My oldest two are finished with preschool and now it’s my youngest’s turn.  She’ll be attending a different preschool than my first two did and I’m sure they’ll do some things differently.  I’m curious about snack time.  At our old school, families took turns bringing snack for the whole class.  We were asked to provide napkins which the kids used as placemats.  The habit must of stuck because my kids love using napkins as placemats at home too.  We used to go through a ton of paper towels but then we discovered Funkins reusable cloth napkins for kids.

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This award winning product helps us create waste-free lunches.  Whether we are eating at home or on-the-go, these napkins have been fun and easy to use.  Made from 100% cotton and measuring 13″ x 15″, these napkins are easily washed in the washing machine so they can be reused again and again.  Not only do they look adorable (over 300 designs to choose from!), they serve as a barrier against germs on public eating surfaces.funkins

Pack one in your child’s lunch — they can use it as a placemat and clean up with it as well.  It even has a hand sewn label for your child’s name so it won’t get lost!  We haven’t had a chance to use ours for school yet (starts this week!) but we’ve taken them on picnics and use them at home too.  I have this weird urge to start collecting them — there are just too many fun patterns that I want them all!!

You can find out more about this award winning product at www.myfunkins.com.

A complimentary product/service was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are my own.  I was not compensated in any other way.  See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.

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