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Mops for Days! It’s back once again. If you have been waiting to host a Norwex party for a FREE Superior Mop System, the time is now here. July parties mean beer and patios or morning brunch. Kids home for the Summer? Invite some Moms over and do a Show and Touch Demo with me. Everyone always needs more Norwex, take advantage of this warm weather by hosting a low-key, easy party and enjoy Norwex’s generosity of a hostess plan that could easily gift you with $400 of free product.

*Tip from a TOP Norwex Consultant: Want to max out the Hostess Plan?You should! Collect 5 orders from guests who can’t attend before your party even happens.

I can do just ONE more home party for July, I’m packed already! Or host a catalog/Facebook party, an increasingly popular option that is flexible and and easy.

Thank you for hosting a Norwex party with me– parties are the heart of my business and what I LOVE most about my career!

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Do you love books? So do I. I hate clutter, and I am a frequent visitor of the drive-thru Goodwill, dumping off things that no longer bring me joy or to be honest, things that make me say swear words. (Lego, help me, if I could donate every last Lego without a guilty conscious, I would do it.) However–  because books are so hard for me to part with, 5 years ago I started to host Book Swaps with my friends to reduce the heartbreak. Nothing makes me happier than handing a book I love over to one of my girlfriends. While digital reading became very popular in recent years, and some of my friends still use Kindles instead of paper, I have found that more and more people are going back to the tactile version of paper books. That’s key to a good Swap, people who read on paper versus devices!

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I’ve made Book Swaps a little more complicated than they need to be, but after several go’s at this, here are my top suggestions to hosting an easy, fun, rewarding Swap.

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• Over-invite. I usually invite 40 people to my Swaps, and about 5-8 show up. That’s normal and I refuse to think it’s because the remainder don’t like me. Summer is a fun time to host a Swap because you can do it outside, but attendance has been better for me when I have hosted in the Winter. You can encourage your guests to invite a friend as well, that will often result in a few extra swappers.

•Set a limit for how many books each guest can bring. I learned the hard way. I once had someone bring 50 books to a Swap. It’s too much to sort through. My favorite number of books brought to the Swap is 5-8 per person. Which leads me to…….

•Be clear as freshly Norwex cleaned glass about quality books. What do I mean by this? If it’s a book that smells like nasty basement mold, if it’s a book that your gut says nobody will want, if it’s What to Expect When You Are Expecting, DO NOT BRING IT. I have to say this, and I have to say it to my guests every time. The better the books, the better the Swap.

•If you are including kids in this Swap, set the same rules as above.

•Provide tables, benches, and even laundry baskets for people to display or set the books on. With 10 attendees you do not typically need to go to the work of sorting by genre. Lay them out. Easy!

•If Kids are at your Swap, separate the books into Picture Books and Young Adult.

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•Set a 2 hour span for the Swap. I like to start at 6pm, Swap at 7pm, and wrap things up by 8pm. Adjust to a time that works for you, but starting the actual picking process one hour after start time allows for late arrivers who often have issues with timeliness but good books you might want. (Kidding but not kidding.)

•So how does the actual Swap work without Moms throwing elbows and girl-fighting over the best book at the Swap? I just ask my friends to stay classy, that generally works. My only rules for adults is that everyone can pick one book the first go-around, and after everyone has selected their first book, they are then welcome to choose a second and third. I have found most women will be thrilled to go home with 2-3 books max.

•If you are hosting a Kid Swap, I suggest one of two methods: have all the kids draw a number from a basket and go in 1-2-3 order. Line up all the kids, (for some reason this line order seems more fair for kids.) Same rules apply. Kid #1 gets to pick 1 book, she goes to the back of the line. Kid #2 goes, picks 1 book, etc. After they have all gone through the line, send them through again. Or, line them up youngest to oldest and send them through the line.

•Keep your food simple. Ask everyone to bring a bite to eat, or skip food all together and just serve drinks. Kids are happy with popcorn and popsicles. Food doesn’t ever need to be the center of any of these types of events, so even if you aren’t a good cook, don’t let that stop you from hosting any event!

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• You will have leftover books, and this is when you can gather them up and donate them. Ask someone who attends to take on this responsibility, as a host I really appreciate this.

•Keep it simple, have fun, and spread the joy of reading! Reuse books and enjoy time with other friends who love books.

If you host a Book Swap, I would love to see photos and hear from you

 

 

Kick off your Summer with a new adventure that helps pay the bills or for fun outings for your family. The flexible, rewarding, and family-first Norwex consultant gig has let me be a mom with a career that fits into my life the way that I choose, not the way my employer decides on my behalf!

When you join Norwex before June 16th, you will be eligible to grab extra shopping sprees along with your boxes of free Norwex as a reward for hitting your goals. This plan works, it breaks down your goals into easy to reach steps that will have your home and party kit stocked with products to share or save some of them for your own personal use.

You can choose to work with me, Amanda DeSonia as your supportive and experienced coach and mentor. When you join Norwex, your starter kit is free upfront. That’s hard to say no to! Visit me here to sign up today.

Want to learn more? Reach out for a phone call or email conversation by filling out the contact me form at the top.

 

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I don’t know Chinese but I’m pretty sure she said, “You are so horrible at this, please just go sell the cloths and train the girls. I’ll do what I do you just do what you do.”

 

PINIMAGETraveling to Shanghai to be at the grand opening of our beautiful, modern and bigger Norwex factory was truly one of the best experiences of my life. I’m so proud of this factory, the safety practices (1600 days without an accident) the change we are making not just in America but the impressive working conditions that set a new bar for these dedicated employees who work so hard so we can offer an incredible product to our customers. Cleaning safe and smart isn’t mainstream yet, but millions of families HAVE discovered Norwex. If it wasn’t for the modern and innovative technology developed by our Chinese staff, we wouldn’t be offering the high quality products we do. I don’t think I truly understood that until last week.

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The fanfare, the celebration, the spirit in the air felt like I was stepping into Disney Land. Music, lights, flowers…. this factory opening was a huge occasion, from the time we stepped off the bus (to drumming) until we left (employees waving goodbye as we drove away) it felt momentous. I had chills the entire day!

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There were several times while touring the office and the factory floor that I forgot I was even in China. I have always felt confident that we treat our global workforce with integrity and respect, the Norwex core values are something I have seen lived out in real life time and time again, but sitting side by side with our Chinese employees gave me 100% confidence that Norwex walks the walk. I am confident of that. One interesting thing I learned is that factories with poor working conditions tend to lose a significant amount of their workforce after the Chinese New Year break. Workers tend to not return to their jobs after the holiday. Norwex has been an exception to this rule, where they have not lost employees– our retention at the factory is incredibly high.  PINIMAGEI’ll never look at, touch or use a Norwex cloth the same way again!

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We also had time to connect and enjoy the culture and sights of China. Doing this alongside the CEO, CFO, our Founder, and Global Staff made it even more fun. We had Norwex staff from all over the world with us for 4 days. One of my favorite parts of this job, (besides doing Norwex parties!) is getting to meet people from all walks of life and from different backgrounds and cultures.

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I also used a bidet for the first time. That could be a whole separate blog post that you may want to skip or perhaps you are the curious type like me? (HA!) They even had heated toilet seats in the hotel. China doesn’t even get that cold, why do we not have these in every Wisconsin home where going to the bathroom would be so much more pleasant 6 months of the year!?

What a wonderful company, what a once in a lifetime opportunity. From the minute I said Yes, I’ll try, to becoming a Norwex consultant, to the time I said Yes, I will travel across the World to be part of the Norwex factory grand opening, I have been rewarded with new experiences and learning.

Saying yes is sometimes scary, but it’s always worth it!