Host a Norwex Presentation, get 5-STAR Rewards!

Host a Norwex Presentation, get 5-STAR Rewards!

Considering hosting a Norwex presentation in your home??? You will not be disappointed! Norwex is extremely generous; plus, spring is a time when EVERYONE is thinking about cleaning and organizing and they will have lots of reasons to attend your party. By introducing Norwex to your family and friends you will help equip them with the tools and training to clean their homes with environmentally-friendly or green clean methods that will improve their life.

I love describing Norwex’s host rewards program as a FIVE-STAR program. Why? Because it has FIVE ways to reward you. These 5 rewards are based on the number of buying guests, the amount of product sold and the number of new bookings. WE ALL HAVE TO CLEAN OUR HOMES… so why not invite your family and friends to learn how to clean quicker, easier and without using chemicals.  It will be the best party ever.May Host Rewards CDN

Let’s talk about the FIVE-STAR REWARDS:

When your party has a minimum of $600 in Subtotal A Sales, has 6 Buying Guests and 1 New Booking, you will receive a Collapsible Basket with Lid, an EnviroTowel and a Scrubby Corner EnviroCloth.  An $80 value!!!

This reward is fun because the more product sold, the more free product you receive and it starts at only $350 in sales.  I my experience an average Norwex party sells $500 (and that’s just the average)… so the rewards add up fast. For the month of May, Norwex is rewarding their hosts with lots of kitchen-related products… there is nothing better than new kitchen cloths and towels!!! Check out what is available (click on the highlighted product for more information and images):

Kitchen Scrub Cloth – This cloth is for all the stubborn baked-on, dried-on stains on your kitchen counters, floors, or in your pots, pans and bakeware. It is made of Norwex’s microfiber and is woven with a scrubby nylon that makes it tough enough to remove stubborn grime without scratching the surface.  This cloth is so tough you can even use it to remove soap scum in your bathroom!

Rectangular Silicone Bakeware Lid – A superior alternative for disposable plastic wrap and aluminum foil; keeps hot food hot longer and cold foods fresher longer; is oven-, microwave-, dishwasher- and fridge-safe; can create an airtight seal on any stainless steel, glass, plastic or ceramic container with a smooth rim and is made from food-safe silicone rubber!

Pink EnviroCloth with Baclock™ – Did you know why Norwex microfiber is superior?  One reason is because of its ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper care and use instructions!!!  It is this feature that allows you only need water to clean your home and reduce your need for chemicals.  Why all the different colours?  It’s not just because individuals prefer different colours, its also so that you can colour coordinate your cleaning jobs.

All-Purpose Kitchen Cloth – Norwex’s classic weave cloth that is good for every job in the kitchen and can be used with or without soap.  It cleans kitchen surfaces, removes grease, scrubs pots and pans, removes sticky spots, tackles dirty appliances including your oven, is non-abrasive and absorbent.  It will help you reduce your need for paper towel and will make your kitchen sparkling and streak-free without chemicals.

SeaMist Kitchen Cloth with Baclock™ -Most traditional kitchen cloths not very absorbent, only move the bacteria from one surface to the next, require cleaning solution and they are often stinky because of the bacteria they harbour. Norwex Kitchen Cloths will completely clean your kitchen surfaces with only water!  They are highly absorbent; scratch-free and lint-free; made from superior microfiber that traps dirt, bacteria and debris; dries quickly; leaves surfaces streak-free and contains Baclock™ agent to inhibit bacteria growth in the cloth.

SeaMist Kitchen Towel with Baclock™ –  Constructed with the same superior microfiber as the Kitchen Cloth so it is just as absorbent -perfect for drying lots of Mother’s Day Brunch dishes- as the Kitchen Cloths.  It will not harbour bacteria, it dries quickly and matches perfectly with the above mentioned Kitchen Cloth.

I LOVE the Kitchen Towels! They dry so quickly and feel fresh even if I leave the same one hanging on my fridge handle for a week! When I used cotton towels, I had to change them at least once a day because after drying dishes and/or drying so many hands in a day, it would be soaking wet and dirty! ~ Jessica Matthes, USA

Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent I love this detergent!  It is pure clean without any fillers, perfumes, dyes, chorines or phosphates.  It is so concentrated you only need 1/3 of a scoop per load (twice that for conventional machines), it is so gentle you can use it to clean all your fabrics (even delicates) and it has no fillers to accumulate as build up in your washer, pumps, drain lines or septic tank.  It will save you money as well as be easy on your washer and the environment.  UPP is also good for other jobs around the house… read this post for UPP solutions.

Hand Cream – Norwex has a beautiful line of personal products, including the Hand Cream!  Norwex’s Hand Cream soothes dry, chapped skin on our hands and cuticles with natural emollients from grape seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E and organic aloe vera. Unlike many other hand creams, Norwex’s formula is free from SLS, SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes and animal-derived ingredients.  It has a mild scent, is twice certified organic, is perfect for the whole family and is even packaged in a new Polywood container that uses wood fibers from sustainable forestry, instead of plastic packaging.

Window Cloth with Baclock™ –  Pair this tightly-woven Norwex microfiber cloth with the EnviroCloth to clean all the surfaces in your home. Use dry… follow a damp EnviroCloth to quickly polish your surfaces.  Like the EnviroCloth it is quick-drying and has Baclock™ agent that is designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and/or mildew growth on within the cloth. It is a perfect alternative to disposable paper towels and will not leave any residue behind, (like chemicals or cotton fibers) keeping your surfaces cleaner, longer. Isn’t it amazing that you can get your stainless steel appliances, windows, countertops and mirrors all streak-free and shiny without the use of chemicals?

Veggie and Fruit Scrub Cloth – Our fruits and vegetables are sprayed with toxic treatments to protect it from pests and fungal attack and they are also preserved with a wax or oil substance.  The Veggie and Fruit Scrub Cloth will allow you to remove the coatings and the dirt from your produce.  It has a scrubby side for thicker-skinner produce like apples, carrots and potatoes and a soft side for the more delicate-skinned produce like tomatoes, lettuce and grapes.  Be sure to wash all your produce, even the ones you peel, to prevent contaminating the flesh of the produce as you remove the skin.  Clean produce is healthier for your family… it’s how it was intended.

Graphite Kitchen Cloth with Baclock™ – Just like the SeaMist Kitchen Cloth, only Graphite in colour.

Graphite Kitchen Towel with Baclock™ – Just like the SeaMist Kitchen Towel, only Graphite in colour.

Another Graphite Kitchen Towel with Baclock™ – Add another Graphite Kitchen Towel to your collection when $1000 in guest sales is reached at your party.

Dishwashing Liquid – Norwex Dishwashing Liquid is free from toxic ingredients, does a great job cleaning dishes, while being gentle on your skin and the environment.  It is has a natural citrus scent from the essential oil of Clementine, is biodegradable and free from phthalates, SLS, SLES and dyes.  Ever wonder why “phosphates” are so bad?  They are found in many dish soaps and they work to clean dishes, but they can create “dead zones” when we wash them down the drain and into the streams and rivers. They eventually make their way to the ocean where they feed algae and bacteria, which grown uncontrollably, consuming the majority of oxygen in the water causing the fish and other ocean life to suffer.*  Small changes in what we do, make a difference!

This reward is based off the number of guests exclusively!!  No booking is required and the amount of product sold is irrelevant!  The first reward is FREE SHIPPING!!! No one likes shipping costs, so it nice when you get shipping for FREE! The reward generously build from there…  Remember, anyone clear across the country can order from you!  Have a cousin out east, or a aunt on the island… I’ll send you a link to your party and they can shop and have the products delivered to their home!

This reward is fun!!!  As a host, write down your Norwex Wish List so that you will be ready for this reward.  Over and above the previous rewards, this reward gives you a percentage to buy whatever is on your wish list based on how much product was sold.  For example, if your party sells $550 dollars, you receive, $55 (or 10%) Free Host Dollars to spend.  Fun, right?!

I need to share that Norwex is the most generous than any other company I have ever seen or heard of in my life. My hosts are always overwhelmed and shocked by their ‘windfall’ or ‘jackpot’ of free product!  In April, one of my hosts had 11 buyings guests and received $814.67 of FREE Norwex product!!! When I submitted her party order on my Norwex website, they sent me this FABULOUS message:

This one is pretty simple….  Each New Booking = A FREE Window Cloth.

Take advantage of Norwex’s FIVE-STAR host rewards!!! Get together and connect with the ones you love and create the opportunity to educate them about how to better their lives by providing them with healthy, environmentally-friendly, superior tools to tackle their day-to-day cleaning needs.

*Resource: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/deadzone.html Host a Party

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Spring Clean Appliances

Spring Clean Appliances

This post is about deep cleaning kitchen appliances… the ones we couldn’t live without! I would like to share how to spring clean your oven without harmful toxins or the huge amount of energy output spent to run a traditional self-clean oven cycle, plus your fridge and your dishwasher and other small appliances without chemicals.

Oven:

The oven is a hard-working appliance and it shows the efforts of its labour in the grease spots, burnt on food, forgotten splatters and well, you know what I mean. The Oven & Grill Cleaner, a Spirinett, an EnviroCloth and Cleaning Paste will be all you need to spring clean your stove.

  • Preheat your oven to lowest temperature – approximately 170 degrees – and leave your racks in, they need cleaning too.
  • Turn off oven.
  • Standing to the side of your oven, spray the Oven & Grill Cleaner all over the door, walls, racks and floor of oven.  Please be careful to not spray the gasket mesh on the door.  Use a Spirinett to evenly distribute the Oven & Grill Cleaner. With the door fully open, let stand for 5 minutes.  The enzyme cleaner will work to dissolve any roasted chicken or lasagna that escaped its dish.
  • Remove racks and place in sink. Using a Spirinett, scrub down the entire oven and then the racks.
  • Wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Your oven will shine and you will be able to see through the window again.  A four-hour toxic process just became a half hour environmentally-and-canary-friendly process! Done!

Note: As you know, this is a dirty job and may stain your EnviroCloth. Remember to rinse your EnviroCloth well.

Now for the rest of your stove:

  • For the hood fan, remove your silver filter and place in the sink with hot water and a few tablespoons of Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent for 5 minutes. It will be shiny and look new.  Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and an EnviroCloth to clean the rest of the hood.  Wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.

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  • Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and a SpiriSponge to scrub any stove top. It will leave it clean and shiny without a scratch.  For removable elements, soak the catchers in hot water and then use a dab of Cleaning Paste and SpiriSponge to scrub clean. Wipe down stove top and knobs with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.
  • Remove all your items from the bottom drawer. First vacuum up crumbs and wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.
  • Remove drawer and vacuum the debris from beneath your stove and use your Wet Mop Pad to clean the floor before replacing the drawer.
  • For the sides of your stove, spray 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side of your EnviroWand and wipe between your stove and cupboards.  Done!

Note: This method can be used in your toaster oven too.

 

Fridge:

I recommend spring cleaning your fridge the day before grocery day.  That way your fridge is as empty as it gets and there is less to move in and out.

  • Remove items from fridge.
  • Discard expired items and recycle empty containers.
  • Remove drawers and wash in the sink with warm  water and a squirt of Dishwashing Liquid.
  • Wipe down all the shelves and walls of your fridge starting from the top to allow the crumbs to collect on the bottom. For sticky spots use a little Cleaning Paste and SpiriSponge to remove, for dirty edges and tough-to-get spots use the sharp SpiriSponge edge to loosen and for scuffs use a small square of the Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and scrub clean.
  • To clean the fridge door, remove the door compartments and wash in warm water with a squirt of Dishwashing Liquid, use an EnviroCloth to wipe the entire door.
  • Replace all compartments.  Replace all your food.
  • Repeat the process for the inside of your freezer.
  • To clean the outside of your fridge, grab your Enviro Wand and give it 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side, run the wand up the side of your fridge, over the top and back down the other side.
  • To clean your water dispenser area, spray with Descaler, let sit for a few minutes, scrub with a SpiriSponge and wipe clean with an EnviroCloth.
  • To clean the floor beneath your fridge, spray 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side of the EnviroWand and slide all the dirt, debris, pencils and pieces of lego from beneath your fridge.
  • Lastly, wipe down the front of your fridge with an EnviroCloth and polish with a Window Cloth.  For door handle smudges (on white appliances), cut a square of the Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and give it a scrub. Done! 

Another Option: You can pull your oven and fridge out from the wall.  Using your well-wrung EnviroCloth you can wipe down the sides and the surrounding cupboards and walls. Vacuum vents/coils. Clean floor with the Wet Mop Pad.

Now with the two toughest appliances clean… we can move on to some easier appliances.

Dishwasher:

This well-loved, often over-stuffed appliance needs a spring clean too.

  • Wipe the door edge with a well-wrung EnviroCloth to clean all the drips.
  • For any hard water/calcium build up or rust, spray with Descaler and scrub with a SpiriSponge to remove.
  • To maintain a shiny dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent and keep your glasses from getting cloudy, place a Magnet Ball in the cutlery department.  If you already have one, stuff a kid sock through the centre of the ball to clean. Done!

Dishwasher And Descaler

Coffee Pot:

  • Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and a SpiriSponge to clean your pot.  Even if you thought there was no hope… the Cleaning Paste will remove all the coffee stains and make your pot shiny and look new.
  • Wipe the outside of your machine with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Done!

Microwave:

  • Wipe down entire unit with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Polish with Window Cloth.
  • Spray two squirts of water on your Enviro Wand and remove dust from beneath your microwave.  Done!

Now that you have started, look how much you have gotten done!  This kitchen is such a great place and now it just got better.

Did you know that this Friday is World Environment Day? Did you know that by cleaning with Norwex you drastically reduce your environmental footprint in our world.  Keep up the good work and Happy World   Environment Day!

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Spring Clean Kitchen

Spring Clean Kitchen

I have been known to say, “If you don’t get started, you will never get done!”  This is true about many things in life and especially true about spring cleaning.  I grew up on a farm where we had a row of beautiful lilac bushes.  Each spring they were one of the first flowers to bloom.  Their beauty and scent not only reminds me of the spring but also the time to get spring cleaning.  The kitchen is the best place to start because it is the high-traffic hub of our homes where we gather for meals, smell coffee in the morning, share stories of the day to connect with our family and of course where we raid the pantry.

Also, it is a place where we work hard and make our appliances work harder, often feel crumbs beneath our feet, know there are forgotten spills, crusted-on spots and greasy areas.  For all these reasons, we will start spring cleaning our kitchens.

To get started, you will need: EnviroCloth, Window Cloth, Micro Cleaning Hand Pad, Cleaning Paste, Spirisponge, Descaler & EnviroWand.

  1. Cupboard Tops – Attach your EnviroWand to the Mop System handle and bend your EnviroWand to the width of your cupboards, spray the thick tassel side of the wand with 2 squirts of water and wipe across the tops of your cupboards. For heavy grease spots, use a dab of Cleaning Paste and scrub with a Spirisponge and wipe with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.  Done!
  2. Cupboard Doors – Use your EnviroCloth to wipe down the fronts, backs, sides and knobs.  If you have debris in the nooks and crannies, use the sharp Spirisponge edge to loosen and simply wipe off. Finish by polishing your door fronts with a Window Cloth. Done!
  3. Cupboards – This spring break I enlisted my girls for help! I asked them to choose two cupboards per day to clean.  They chose to work from smallest to largest!!!  They did a fantastic job with just water and an EnviroCloth.  I will give you the same instructions I gave them:
  • Remove Items.
  • Discard expired items.
  • Recycle any empty containers.
  • Wipe down cupboard shelves, edges and walls with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.
  • To remove scuff marks, cut a small square of the Micro Clean Hand Pad and give it a scrub.  Wipe clean with an EnviroCloth.
  • Replace items.
  • Repeat.
  • Done!

Tip for utensil drawers:

  • Vacuum drawer after removing utensils.
  • Use a Micro Clean Hand Pad to remove scuffs in your utensil try and wipe clean with an EnviroCloth.  Done!

utensil drawer collage

4. Back Splash & Counter Top – Remove items from your kitchen counter.  Wipe your back splash and counter tops with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.  If your grout is grungy use a dab of Clean Paste and scrub with a Spirisponge, wipe clean with EnviroCloth.  Done!

5. Sink – Clean the sink basin with a dab of Cleaning Paste and the scrub with a Spirisponge.  Spray the edge around your sink and the base of your faucet with Descaler.  Let sit for a few minutes and scrub with an old toothbrush.  Wipe clean with an EnviroCloth.  Pour two tablespoons of Descaler into a plastic baggie and submerge faucet head, secure with an elastic.  Let sit for a few hours.  Use the sharp Spirisponge edge to remove build up.  Wipe down sink and faucet with EnviroCloth.  It will smile back at you.  Done!

Now go out and enjoy the spring flowers, you have accomplished the start of your spring clean! Check back next week when we will tackle the home appliances.

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Streak-Free Windows?

Streak-Free Windows?

The first Norwex product I owned was the Window Cloth, it didn’t take me long to use it wrong.  The cloth didn’t come with any instructions, so I used it with Windex.  I thought I was being environmentally-friendly by not using  paper towel with my Windex.  Needless to say, my windows and mirrors were a mess.

The Window Cloth is now one of my favourite products and I give it as a gift to bless other homes.  It is often the first product customers will try and love!

What Can It Clean?

  • Windows / Mirrors
  • Shower Doors / Glass Tables
  • Crystal / Jewelry
  • Granite Counter-tops
  • Stainless Steel and Black Appliances
  • Chrome / Knickknacks
  • Patio Tables
  • Shiny Surfaces

It is woven with the superior microfiber embedded with the Norwex exclusive BacLock™ agent.  The BacLock in the cloth goes to work to self-purify and inhibits odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth.

How To Use:

  • Mist water on the surface and wipe with the Window Cloth.
  • For dirty surfaces, first wipe the surface with a damp EnviroCloth and polish dry with the Window Cloth.

*Note:  Do not use on anti-glare coated surfaces.

Getting your windows clean quickly is not easy.  Using paper towels to dry the glass around your home just adds to the problem of overloaded landfills and deforestation. In addition, many of today’s popular glass and window cleaners contain harmful chemicals like butyl cellosolve and ammonia.

Did You Know?

  • Butyl cellosolve is a chemical commonly found in glass cleaners.  Readily absorbed through the skin, overexposure can irritate mucous membranes and may cause liver and kidney damage.

Resources: www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/organic/org083/org083.html

 

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Toxins and Brain Development?

Toxins and Brain Development?

While we may not see the impact of our decisions now, our children and grandchildren certainly will.  We need to develop a mindset of change for the better, and it is for this reason that I love my job!  Like John Muir, I find that, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” Our choices today, are writing our future.

Here is an eye opening study done by Simon Fraser University, their finding are remarkable. Watch:  Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain.

It is my heart’s desire is to make a difference, one home at a time.  In 2006, no one in my community had a clue what Norwex was.  But back then, our hospitals, nursing homes and health care workers were struggling with a Norwalk virus outbreak.  So, when I would say “Norwex”, they would ask “Norwalk?”  Literally no one knew what Norwex was, it was unheard of.

However, Norwex is now becoming a common household brand name!  I am delighted to do presentations for all types of families. I have grandparents putting away their traditional window-cleaning sprays, mothers and fathers abandoning their use of paper towels and young couples wanting to set up their new homes with ONLY Norwex products.

Young brides were teenage girls less than a decade ago, attending their mother’s first Norwex presentations when I first began as a consultant.  Now, they are ready to start families of their own, and Norwex is the only way they want to clean their homes.  It is my goal to educate this upcoming generation, and show them they are able to clean effectively without the use of harmful chemicals!

I am just one person, but my one shift to switch to the Norwex product line,  is now linked to thousands of home across North America who have now made the same shift.  That is humbling.  One person can make a difference.  I never would have guessed that my desire to teach others would have this ripple effect.  You can have the same impact as Norwex is underrepresented across North America.  You have your own contacts, friends and family whom you can educated.  Join my team today!  I would be happy to train you.  How many homes will you give the gift of Norwex to?  How will you impact their quality of life?

The testimonials which Norwex consultants receive weekly from their customers are evidence that these products are positively impacting the environments of those using them.  One of my greatest satisfactions is knowing that our girls have no recollection of toxic cleaning chemicals in our home.   When they help me at Tradeshows, they explain that the mop pad we are currently using in our home, is the original one we purchased over 10 years ago… and it still works!

Resource: https://youtu.be/E6KoMAbz1Bw

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

 

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