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    Just 34 Products That Fixed The Most Common Household Problems

    These easy fixes will make a big impact.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of pH-neutral stainless steel wipes to gently but effectively remove all the smudges, watermarks, and fingerprints from your otherwise gorgeous stainless-steel appliances. 

    A reviewer holding the bottle which comes with 30 wipes
    A reviewer's spotless stainless steel fridge after using the wipes

    Promising review: "OMG!!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I was starting to hate my stainless appliances because they looked so streaked and nasty! My niece gave me some to try and I can’t believe how good my appliances look now! They are beautiful and shining with my minimal effort!!" —Claudia Davis

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.27.

    2. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that you just add water to and scrub the gunk off whatever surface needs cleaning. I personally keep them on hand to clean my white sneakers — the erasers are perfect for removing scruffs from white soles — but I also use them for cleaning smudges and markings off my walls. 

    Promising review: "This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere... walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets... everything looks brand-new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard water stains. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A magnetic stove shelf to turn that unused space on the top of your stove into a fully functional shelf, no installation required. It also has a small back lip, so you won't worry about stuff slipping off behind the stove, never to be seen again.

    The stainless shelf on top of the back of a stove range holding oil, salt and pepper shakers, other spices, and a mortar and pestle

    Promising review: "This is amazing and I have no idea I didn’t buy one of these years ago!!! My new stove wouldn’t get close enough to the wall to allow me to rest anything on top without it falling behind. This was absolutely PERFECT. I am very happy that the magnets provided were able to be moved. This allowed me to place them perfectly for maximum hold because my top was slightly curved." —JStill

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors and three sizes from 24" to 30").

    4. A pet hair remover roller that can be used again and again because it doesn't require the single-use adhesive paper found on traditional rollers. Instead, this roller uses bristles that grab the hair, very similar to what a brush does.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Dahlia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. An outlet shelf so you can easily store small items that need power, like electric toothbrushes or cellphones.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for a small shelf for my bathroom to put my mini speaker on, and this is the BEST! The size is perfect; I love it." —KMAC

    Get it from Amazon for $7 (available in three colors and multipacks).

    6. A moisture meter to tell you if your plants need water. All you do is stick it in the soil of the plant in question and it'll tell you if the soil is dry, moist, or wet.

    Reviewer's moisture meter is in a snake plant pot

    Promising review: "Have you bought new plants and someone at the nursery or on the internet told you to water once a week or two weeks? Well, guess what, your plants don't dry out on a schedule like that all year round. It depends on its environment. How much light it's getting, how hot and humid its surrounding is, what kind of soil and pot it's in. If you're a total newbie or you're just really into plants even after a series of failures like I was, then you need this moisture meter! It will tell you exactly when your plants need water. It'll stop you from killing that seventh string of pearls, whose six predecessors you drowned bc you were just born to overwater. It will help you water that fiddle-leaf fig you love even though it's so 2016 (It's OK. I have two." —MJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two heights).

    7. Ceiling fan pulls that have a fan or a lightbulb at each end, because why is it you ALWAYS pull the wrong chain?!?

    Promising review: "This is the definition of 'product you didn't know you needed because you didn't know it existed.' I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh the fan's on high. Need to change the fan speed? you're in the dark). They're a much better quality than I expected. They're actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor (when you notice them — most of the time, who even thinks about a ceiling fan pull chain?). As an added bonus, my infant daughter loves staring at them while I change her diaper or jammies. I tap them to make the chains swing, and it's instant fascination, which helps make my job easier!" —LHD

    Get them from Amazon for $5.60.

    8. A mold-resistant white grout pen to literally cover nasty grout stains with a fresh coat of waterproof white paint. Each pen can cover up to 150 feet of grout., Amazon

    Be sure to clean your grout beforehand, as this pen covers stains that will be easier to cover if the surface is clean.

    There are 11 different grout colors available: white, winter gray, light gray, gray, dark gray, black, ivory, cream, beige, brown, and terracotta. You can view all the colors here.

    Promising review: "I have 12-inch white tile in my whole house that is 20 years old. Even though I have kept it looking nice, the grout still was getting dark. I cleaned the grout and let it dry good 'til the next day then used the grout pen. It looks like it is brand-new. One thing that I found out was that if the tip of the pen starts to look worn you can just pull it out and turn it over — it is the same tip on both ends. It will take some time to do the whole house but it looks so great that I will just do a section at a time 'til I finish. One other thing that I did was run my finger down the grout line after I apply the grout pen then wipe down the tile line with a paper towel so no other cleanup was necessary." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. Double-sided carpet tape for making sure your rugs stay put. Most rugs show up in a roll, so when you roll them out the corners naturally lift. Use this tape to make sure the corners stay down and the rug never moves out of place.

    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Finally, a product that works!!!!! I have bought at least five other products trying to anchor my hallway runner to the floor, since it slides everywhere on the laminate flooring. This tape is finally what worked. I will definitely buy it again for any future needs!" —LB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    10. Adjustable bedsheet fasteners, because fitted sheets never stay put and it always happens at like, 3 a.m. These suspenders keep the sheet in place until it's time to change the linens.

    The black clip-on straps, which look like a three-pronged suspender, securing the edges of a fitted sheet around the bottom of a mattress

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They're the kind of thing you'll never know how you lived without before." —LinseyB

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.95 (available in three colors).

    11. Keurig cleaning cups if you use your Keurig pretty often but have never thought to clean it. Just pop in one of the pods as you would a coffee cup, and proceed to be equal parts amazed and disgusted at how much residue was in your machine.,

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product that I cannot say enough good things about. I had thrown away my current Keurig machine thinking it was broken. I decided to try to resurrect it using these cleaners and I am glad I did! One cup took care of years of neglect on my part (lesson learned). Because there was so much cleaning needed, I used two cups, and now the machine works perfectly. So glad I discovered this product and highly recommend. I am thinking a three-month interval to keep the machine in good condition. Thank you so much!" —Susan

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to revive all sorts of wood surfaces and furniture in your home. Use it on cabinetry, old floors, doors, furniture — you name it. 

    reviewer pic of scratched bad looking kitchen cabinets then them looking refreshed thanks to the wood polish with none of the scratches visible
    reviewer pic of a dry old wood floor that looks gray with half of it looking refreshed thanks to the wood polish

    Enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain on finished *and* unfinished wood. For use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors and trim, etc.

    Promising review: "Very impressed so far. Just tried this stuff on one of our kitchen cabinets and it really did a nice job. The cabinets are 15-year-old cherry-stained hard work cabinets (oak, maybe?) and are scratched deeply in certain parts from the previous owner's dogs. Twenty minutes after applying this product and wiping it off, I can't complain at all about the results. It looks great in the picture, and even better in real life, where you are not focusing on staring at imperfections. In addition to helping tremendously with the blemishes, it also leaves a nice glossy shine on the cabinets, making them look clean and fresh (not over-the-top glossy and fake). For the minimal price, I can't complain at all. Finally, I used about 1/3 of an ounce to do the 36" double base cabinets and the 36" wide drawer, so I believe the 16-ounce bottle will last quite a while." —Patrick Gallagher

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    13. A garbage-disposal cleaner that uses bright blue magical foam to get rid of unpleasant lingering smells. Trust me, I use these in my own home and watching them work is like watching one of the Harry Potter movies — pure magic!


    This foam is a cleaner that helps eliminate bad smells, but if your garbage disposal is clogged it's best to call a plumber.

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98+ (available in packs of four or 24 uses).

    14. A fabric defuzzer to safely remove unsightly pilling and unwanted broken and matted fibers from furniture and clothing. The tool is battery operated and has three depth settings to quickly shave fuzz.

    A reviewer's before-and-after image of the side of their sofa. The armrest was scratched with fabric pulled and after using the defuzzer it looks brand new.

    Promising review: "I have spent hours and hours trying to groom our sofas from millions of tiny lint balls they have acquired over four years. I hoped maybe this dufuzzer might work... and WOW! This thing works like a lint mower! It's really easy to use (our 5-year-old 'mowed' most of one sofa) and clean out. Really happy with the quality!" —Mrs.Harper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05 (available in six colors).

    15. An Instant Pot magnetic cheat sheet that classifies and categorizes 95 common food ingredients for easy reference. Just stick on the side of your Instant Pot and never scramble to look up a recipe on your phone again.

    An Instant Pot with the cheat sheet on the side showing pasta, seafood, pork, beans, and vegetable timing

    This includes 95 common food ingredients with their liquid ratios and cooking times. There's info for pasta and grains, seafood and fish, pork, beans and legumes, vegetables, chicken, beef, and other meats.

    Promising review: "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or the internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my Instant Pot for that particular product." —Olesya

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in small or large).

    16. A chlorine- and bleach-free bottle of Grandma's Secret, an under the radar spot remover that reviewers swear is the best product ever. A single drop can help remove oil, ink, make-up ... even blood. 

    white leather couch with tons of pen scribbles on it
    the same couch without the pen scribbles

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I stumbled upon it years ago at my local quilt shop of all places. It does exactly what it says it will do: It takes out any stain you throw at it. I was most impressed by how it takes out blood; I had an 'accident' in the middle of the night wearing light-pink PJs. I had just gotten the PJs from a friend for my birthday and was devastated at the thought of them being ruined. Before washing them (and risking the stain setting), I dabbed a few drops of the spot removal on the spot, scrubbed the stain with an old toothbrush, and left it sitting for about a half hour. I did that twice. To say it did a good job on the spot is an understatement; you couldn't even tell there was a spot to begin with! I call it the little magic in a bottle — it's a lifesaver! You must buy it. Don't wait." —Stiixgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75.

    17. A sandwich bag organizer to make sure you never have a drawer full of loose plastic bags and bag boxes. The perfect solution for a kitchen that's low on storage space.

    the plastic bag organizer
    BasicallyBirchShop / Etsy

    BasicallyBirchShop is woman-owned business in Utah that creates custom novelty items for your home.

    Promising review: "I didn’t know I needed this plastic bag organizer until I saw it! I was constantly annoyed by the jumble of boxes in my drawer, and this was the perfect solution. Well crafted, easy to put together, and with a bit of wood glue, it’s a solid organizational storage piece. Would totally recommend!" —Veronika

    Get it from BasicallyBirchShop on Etsy for $28.99+ (available in five options).

    18. Unscented lint drying balls that reduce the time it takes to dry laundry and replace the need for dryer sheets and softener. Each drying ball is handmade in California from 100% natural unscented wool. These are specifically designed to be reused, aka last for years — imagine all the money you'll save by not buying packs of single-use dryer sheets. 

    The set of four drying balls and drawstring bag
    Towels by Gus

    Dryer balls can decrease drying time by much as 20-40%, depending on load size and fabric.

    Towels by Gus is a small, family run business based out of Sonoma, California, specializing in bath towels and linens made from 100% USA grown cotton.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! I'm all about being eco-friendly, so I love using these. They work great, I definitely recommend them." —Dan

    Get them from Towels by Gus for $24.

    19. A vent cleaner hose that'll attach to your vacuum and clean out your lint trap. Making sure your lint trap isn't clogged greatly improves the drying time needed.,

    Promising review: "When my vent cleaner arrived I was so excited to use it! It sucked up so much lint that my vacuum container was filled. I was shocked to see how much hidden lint was in my dryer. The lint wand came with a guide attachment, which is an added bonus, and makes it very easy to move around those small deep spaces. It was super easy to use. I highly recommend this item to everyone who owns a dryer. It fits on two different vacuums I own — a Shark and a Bissell. It's a lifesaver! I can't wait to use it again." —Jill Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in blue or green).

    20. A set of poison- and pesticide-free sticky insect traps for dealing with nasty insect infestations. These work particularly well on the most common houseplant insects, so gnats, white flies, and fruit flies.

    Promising review: "At first I was hesitant. How could little sticky tabs on a stick control or eradicate my fungus gnat infestation? I had tried various pesticides, but those killed my plants too. So, in desperation, I tried these. They had good reviews and people said they worked wonders. Well, add my name to that list. These things worked fantastically! I bought these on June 28 after battling fungus gnats for months, the problem was only getting worse. It is now August 9th, and I can honestly say I haven't seen any gnats in my house flying around. I still keep the tabs out just in case, and occasionally I'll catch one of two, but for the most part they're gone and it's 100% due to these little tabs! And I didn't even use all 7 traps!" —Katheryn Camm

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A bottle of powdered Bar Keepers Friend, which is a bleach-free cleaner to remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from almost any type of surface. Works outdoors, too! 

    A reviewer's before and after photos which show a once extremely dirty white stovetop and now a completely clean stovetop
    A reviewer's photo of a stainless steel pan that is tarnished on one side and clean on the other after being treated with the formula

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight-up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, btw). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48+ (available in packs of one, two, or three).

    22. Stove counter gap covers that'll prevent crumbs and spills from dripping down that ever so tiny space between the stove and the counter. It's basically impossible to reach, but you sure can smell it when something nasty is down there. This product fixes that problem. 

    close up of the black strip on the edge of the stovetop that blends in with the black oven
    overall pic of a stove top with the strips in place and blending in with the convection stove top

    Promising review: "I wish I had discovered this sooner. I cook a lot and it annoyed me whenever spills and crumbs would get in the gap between the stove and countertop. This was an effective and easy solution. It is easy to install. I ordered the size that covered the whole width of my counter, cut it to size and fit in between the crack. Because it is silicone, it is easy to take on and off to clean. I am not sure how much heat it can withstand but I just try not to put hot pans on it to be safe." —LLMama

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes). 

    23. A tub of The Pink Stuff, a vegan, all-purpose cleaner for tackling all the stains and grossness you thought was permanent: crayon markings on walls, rust on outdoor furniture, glass stovetops ... the list goes on and on.

    A reviewer's before photo which shows a white wall covered in crayon scribbles
    The reviewer's after photo which shows all crayon scribbles are completely gone

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life-changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny of the surcharge US residents have to pay. It’s worth it." —Nancy F. 

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in packs of one or two).

    24. A pack of six furniture markers that you use to cover small nicks and cuts in your wood furniture and floors. Each kit comes with the most common wood colors (cherry, mahogany, walnut, black, maple, and oak) and matching crayons for easy filling when the damaged area is a little deep.


    Promising review: "I am thoroughly impressed! We have a 115-plus-year-old house and we only have hardwood in our downstairs hall and den. We didn't want to spend tons of money because we are probably going to be replacing the flooring in a few years. I'm actually still working on this as I'm writing this, but I am so impressed that I just had to write a review right away. The only 'negative' I have is that the colors are darker than the caps show, but not a big deal. For the money, you can't go wrong." —Borg

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A drip catcher for soaking up pesky water splashes and puddles that form around your kitchen faucet. Pools of standing water on your countertop can increase bacteria growth, and this product makes sure that never happens.


    Two Lilacs Studio is a woman-owned small business based in Saint Helens, Oregon making fabric goods for the home.

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    26. A bottle of all-natural aromatic cleaner that's pretty enough to keep on your countertop. With notes of geranium, rose, and neroli, this cleaner is as much a room spray as it is a cleaner.

    A person's hand uses a bottle of the cleaner to clean a marble surface
    Saint Olio

    You can also buy the concentrate in 8-oz or 16-oz bottles. Each ounce of concrete mixed with water yields one full bottle of cleaner, so an 8-oz bottle will yield eight full bottles of cleaner. 

    Saint Olio is a woman-owned small business based in Portland, Oregon making all-natural aromatic cleaners. Using their unique blends of essential oils, they also make body refreshers, hand sanitizers, linen sprays, and bathing salts.

    Get it from Saint Olio for $20

    27. A combination socket shelf and surge protector to keep your devices off the floor and protected from unexpected power fluctuations while you're charging. It also converts a standard two-socket outlet into a six socket one, and comes with two USB ports to power up whatever devices need charging.

    socket shelf with ipad and iphone on top

    Promising review: "I am so loving this socket shelf! What a genius idea! I love all the additional three-prong outlets and that it doubles as a surge protector so I can keep my larger kitchen appliances plugged in. Plus I can set my phone on the shelf and charge it while listening to music or watching a cooking video! I need one for every room now!" –Jwyand1

    Get it from Target for $24.99.

    28. A multi-purpose basket that extends to fit whatever sink you're working with. Thanks to its drainage holes, you can use it for all types of cleaning tasks, from cleaning veggies and fruits to silverware and plates. It also collapses when not in use for easy storage. Remind me again why we're still using those giant metal colanders that take up so much space!?!,

    Promising review: "I don't want a kitchen sink without this tool ever again. I love this! I have had it for a week and it just works for my needs! I ended up getting it for silverware and other small utensils because something got stuck in the garbage disposal somehow. However, it also work for rinsing vegetables and fruits when I have dishes in the sink to clean. I don’t have a dishwasher so being able to separate things is so useful. The size is adjustable and that makes it even more worth it!" —Jocelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    29. A container lid organizer to finally keep all your lids organized in one easily accessible way. Never again will you be sifting through a sea of lids trying to find the exact one you need to save your leftover spaghetti.

    The container lid organizer in white

    It's made by a woman-owned business and, although it isn't dishwasher-safe, the smooth plastic is a breeze to spot-clean or hand-wash.

    Promising review: "It’s so perfect for my cabinet. Used two to make my cabinet go from a total mess to organized chaos." —Target Reviewer

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    30. A mounted towel rack, because bathrooms (especially rentals!!!!) never have enough rods or hooks. The compact design can fit in small spaces, and each rack can hold up to eight towels.,

    Promising review: "Anyone with a small bathroom knows that free space is almost nonexistent, and these have been so great. We bought two so we had one for each bathroom, and we were able to get the majority of our towels up on them and looking nice (which means we freed up space in the linen closet)!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (also available in a two-pack).

    31. A magnetic paper towel holder to put on your fridge so that you free up counter space. Seriously, I actually have this thing and it's a game-changer. I didn't know how much space my old holder was taking up until I switched to this fridge magnet one.


    Promising review: "I love this. It’s perfect for my small kitchen. I hate having stuff on the counters since my kitchen is so small. I used it vertically instead of horizontally. Works perfectly and it is sturdy." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    32. A pack of wool "socks" for your tables and chairs, so that you'll never scratch your beautiful flooring again. They also help dampen the sound when you move furniture.

    A leg of a chair with the sock on it

    Promising review: "These are great for tile floors. The chair leg socks are very snug. I love that my floor will no longer get scratched up and there is no noise when moving the chairs. Highly recommend this product." —DGO

    Get 16 from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    33. A set of shelf bins to transform your fridge into something worthy of a TikTok restock video (such a deep cut). No more opening mystery containers to see what's inside!

    Reviewer photo showing the inside of a fridge organized using the bins

    The set includes: two wide drawers, two narrow drawers, one can dispenser drawer, and one egg drawer.

    Promising review: "It's nice to be able to find things in the refrigerator and be able to pull out the whole tray container to see what's in the back of the fridge. I don't know if this happens to you, but I find my way to the back every so often, and come to find out a jar in the back expired a year ago. Now I can see everything and use it." —BookBroke

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $34.99.

    34. A rust-removing spray that'll save even the most disgusting shower surrounds. It's specifically formulated to cling as it dissolves the toughest rust stains on contact. Just spray it on, give it a a few minutes, and then wipe away years of rusty buildup. It's that easy. 

    reviewer pic of shower surround with tons of rusty stains on it
    same shower surround that's completely stain-free now

    Promising review: "Used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. Compared it to the It Works Bathroom you can get at The Dollar Tree. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of the It Works. I will buy this again hands-down. I tried the powder, which was good for scrubbing and soaking the tub, but the spray was fantastic for the shower and sink. Just spray, walk away for a few minutes, and wipe/rinse." —Carrie D

    Get it from Amazon for $12.18.

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