In today’s fast-paced world, time is of the essence, especially for busy professionals juggling demanding careers, family commitments, and errands. As the demands on our schedules increase, so does the need for efficient solutions that alleviate everyday burdens. This is where laundry services, such as Laundryheap, come in to help busy professionals manage their lives. In this blog, we’ll explain why Laundryheap has become the go-to choice for professionals seeking convenience.Continue reading
Before we say hello to 2023, we’ll dive into Laundryheap’s best moments from 2022. It has been the year that saw life slowly get back to normal and with that, came more opportunities. For Laundryheap, the year’s challenges have been met with growing optimism and success. From acquisitions to partnerships to events, here is our Laundryheap 2022 roundup!
1. Laundryheap Acquires Laundrapp
News in the laundry industry doesn’t get bigger than this. One of the big stories of 2022 was Laundryheap acquiring key competitor Laundrapp. Not only did this mean our customer base increased but we also became the market leader in the UK.
Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, this news is a testament to the growth of Laundryheap.
2. Laundryheap Wins An Award At The LADAs
On November 3rd of 2022, Laundryheap attended the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Awards (LADA). It was a night of entertainment, food, drinks and most crucially, celebration.
Laundryheap were delighted to win the ‘Digital/Technical’ award at the LADAs event. It was an important reminder that all the work ethic, teamwork and hard work had paid off.
The pandemic meant everyone at Laundryheap had to adapt to a new situation but to be awarded for our efforts shows how ambitious the team were.
In our 2021 round-up, we highlighted our goal to increase our partnerships further. One year later, this goal has been achieved.
2022 has been the year of partnerships for Laundryheap.
From fintech companies to hotels, here are some of the partnership announcements we made this year:
- Get Ease
- Warren House Hotel
- Adagio Aparthotels
- The Lime Tree Hotel
- Euston Square Hotel
- Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester
In addition, we also announced an extension to our partnership with UnderTheDoormat.
4. Global All-Hands Call
The team harmony in Laundryheap has been the catalyst for success. It’s been a collective effort from everyone (in all departments) to meet the goals and expectations.
On October 2022, all departments of Laundryheap came together on a big call to talk about Laundryheap’s achievements this year and what is expected in the future.
It was certainly a big highlight of 2022 to get everyone together and look back at what the company has achieved.
5. Laundryheap’s Global Growth
The company has grown exponentially since 2014. Breaking through the UK market alone was a dream but in 2022, Laundryheap has made big moves to grow globally.
Particularly in Singapore which is one of Laundryheap’s fastest-growing countries. This feat is impressive because Singapore was launched in the middle of the pandemic.
Laundryheap managed to seize the technological opportunities and set up remotely abroad. Skip to 2022, we have a stable laundry service in Singapore and a great social media channel to engage with our Singaporean customers.
That concludes Laundryheap’s 2022 round-up. It’s been a great year and we thank you for supporting us throughout!
We aim to make 2023 bigger and continue to make laundry convenient for consumers.
Laundryheap would like to wish you all the merriest of Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hosting an Airbnb comes with challenges and rewards. Along the journey, mistakes will be made, and some mistakes will be brought up by guests in the reviews. To help you make hosting easier, here are some Airbnb hosting mistakes to avoid.
1. Misleading Information
The first Airbnb hosting mistake to avoid is putting up misleading information on your Airbnb profile. Guests will not forget about your description once they’ve booked and stayed in.
In fact, a very common complaint, made by Airbnb guests, is the description not being accurate. Your job as an Airbnb host is to be clear and not set unrealistic expectations for your guests. Mention all the rules show clear pictures of what the guest room looks like etc.
2. Ignoring Guest Reviews
Guest reviews are beneficial – they present an opportunity for you to build trust with your guests and interact with them. If you see a positive review, reply to it, and thank them for their positive comment.
Crucially, if you see a negative review, don’t ignore it. Ignoring guest reviews is a big Airbnb hosting mistake. Reply to any bad reviews and see what caused their negative experience. This way, you’ll have a reputation as an honest helpful Airbnb host who tries to resolve concerns.
3. Not Prioritising Cleaning
A fresh scent is a delightful way to welcome guests and make them feel at home. Whether it’s the toilet, bathroom, hallways or kitchen, cleaning duties must be done. If you make this mistake, you face the risk of complaints and even attracting PESTs.
Furthermore, we also advise avoiding making the mistake of not regularly changing bed linens and towels. Guests want hygiene assurance so monitor these items closely and change or wash them after every guest.
To help you, we do offer fresh bed linens and towels so your guests can use them and enjoy a comfortable stay.
4. Not Planning The Amenities
Airbnb hosts will get better with experience when it comes to having the right amenities available. Every guest has different needs but there are amenities that will cater for everyone.
Don’t make the mistake of leaving the guest room short of amenities. Provide the essentials such as wardrobe, hangers, dryer, coffee, tea, snacks, fridge, ironing board, microwave etc.
5. Not Considering Security Measures
Hosting an Airbnb is rewarding but there will always be a risk attached to it because, at the end of the day, both the guest and host are strangers. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring security measures.
Firstly, start with the basics that protect you and your guest. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have first aid kits available in case any accidents happen.
Install keypad locks and give your guests a code so they can enter the Airbnb so only they know it, and no strangers can enter.
Also, be clear in your listing about the people that already live in the house. Your guests will not feel safe if they suddenly come across someone they didn’t know was living there.
6. Running The Airbnb All By Yourself
Running and hosting an Airbnb all by yourself may go well for a few weeks but eventually, the workload will tire you. Managing your online presence, changing toilet papers, bed linens, towels, cleaning rooms etc. is enough to exhaust anyone.
It’s always better to partner with a service to make your job as a host easier. Teamwork makes the dream work after all. If there is a cleaning provider, partner up with them so they can clean your Airbnb.
Laundryheap is a great service to partner up with! We can wash your own items or rent our bed linens and towels to you on demand!
Whether you’re new or experienced, mistakes are part and parcel of the journey but learning from them is what matters. We hope our blog has given you more awareness on the most common Airbnb hosting mistakes to avoid.
Airbnbs are becoming more popular each year and along with hotels, they’re at the top of the pecking order regarding hospitality. Hosting Airbnb takes a lot of planning, attention to detail and commitment. With the right mindset, you can be successful and get good reviews from guests. Here are 4 tips for hosting an Airbnb!
1. Be Clear In Your Listing
When you upload your Airbnb profile, the messaging is very important. Be clear about what your Airbnb offers. List all the essential amenities, talk about the location’s convenience (if it’s close to the shops or a train station), parking, WIFI connection etc. State the check-in and check-out times clearly.
Don’t forget to include pictures. Not only does this help with first impressions but it gives the potential guest an idea of what the room looks like. However, when you are hosting an Airbnb, don’t over-exaggerate information because you won’t manage customer expectations well.
2. Greet Your Guests
Greeting your guests when they first arrive is an important tip when hosting an Airbnb. First impressions count and it’s always great to make them feel welcomed when they arrive. Start a small chat and let them know you are available should they have any questions. Being responsive goes a long to building trust and it helps guests settle.
3. Keep A Cleaning Schedule
Your Airbnb should be spotless. In times like this, hygiene is everything. Poorly cleaned Airbnb or hotels get the most vocal negative reviews. Make sure your Airbnb is praised for its cleanliness. Prioritise keeping a cleaning schedule for your bathroom and toilet and leave a nice freshener in the hallway.
4. Partner Up With A Laundry Service
As Airbnb hosts, you can’t do everything on your own. That’s why Laundryheap is available for you! Our on-demand service provides laundry for your items. What’s more, you can also rent our fresh bed linens and towels. Partner with us so we can contribute to giving your guests the best experience and stay!
Hosting an Airbnb does come with challenges, but it is also rewarding! Nothing beats the feeling of knowing your guests are thankful for letting them stay at a place they can relax and feel at home.
Bahrain is a country located in Western Asia and a major tourist attraction for many due to its rich history. In a country that is known for its architecture, culture and museums, visitors have plenty of things to do. Here are the amazing sights to see in Bahrain.
One of the sights to see in Bahrain is Muharraq. If you are visiting Bahrain to explore its history further, we recommend Muharraq because it dates back to the Dilmun Civilisation and used to be the capital. The most iconic place to see in Muharraq is the Sheikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research. A place that is enriched with heritage.
Muharraq isn’t just known for its historical attractions, however. If you love football, you can visit the local team’s stadium too.
2. Bahrain National Museum
For a proper dive into Bahrain’s history, we recommend visiting the national museum in Bahrain. You’ll marvel at the architecture around it as you are walking toward the museum. There is so much more to offer when you go inside the museum.
3. Bahrain National Theatre
Bahrain’s national theatre is a must-see sight in Bahrain due to its majestic presence and iconic status in the Arab world. Currently, it is the third-largest theatre in the Arab world with a seating capacity of 1,001! If you love entertainment, you’ll love this theatre for its charm!
4. Bahrain International Circuit
The Bahrain International Circuit is one of the best sporting sights to see in Bahrain. The circuit has become a big attraction among Formula One fans and traditionally hosts the Grand Prix. Not only was this circuit the first in the Middle East to host a Formula One Grand Prix but it was also awarded the best ‘Organised Grand Prix’. If you really love cars, you can hop on a race car and ride along the F-1 track!
5. Wahooo! Water Park
If you’re travelling with family, the Wahooo! Water park is a beautiful sight to see in Bahrain. The waterpark is packed with rides, games, and pools to relax in. You and your family will have a great day out in this water park, especially if you go on super fun rides like Master Blaster, Matt Racer, Wave Pool etc.
Your clothes will get wet but you can always contact us to help you get them cleaned and ironed!
The water park is in the city centre that is home to the malls and restaurants. Once your family have experienced the water park, you can go look around the shops in Bahrain or go for a nearby meal.
The sights in Bahrain are breathtaking with the perfect mixture of historical and modern attractions. If you are planning to visit, we wish you a great trip to a great country!
Dryer sheets are valued in the laundry world and with good reason. Seen as an alternative to wool dryer balls, dryer sheets are thin squared pieces of polyester fabric that help with static control and also soften the fabrics. In this blog, we’ll go through the benefits of dryer sheets.
Fabrics Will Smell Fresh
When discussing the benefits of dryer sheets, it’s difficult not to include their effectiveness in making your fabrics smell fresh. This is because dryer sheets have a fragrance that adds a lovely scent to your clothes.
Clothes getting stuck together, inside the tumble dryer, is a common problem and this is usually due to static electricity. In turn, this forms wrinkles on your clothes. The good news is that with dryer sheets, this problem can be prevented. Dryer sheets will help soften your fabrics and reduce wrinkles.
Makes Ironing Easier
In addition, dryer sheets make ironing easier for you. Dryer sheets reduce wrinkles and prevent lint on your clothes. As a result, this makes your ironing easier as there will be fewer stubborn wrinkles to deal with.
Reduce Static On Your Clothes
One of the important benefits of dryer sheets is that they reduce static electricity when the tumble dryer is running. Static electricity happens when two different materials rub against each other. This can be dangerous as static may cause fires if a spark ignites.
Thanks to dryer sheets, static is reduced because the dryer sheets are there to balance the electrons with irons.
Furthermore, dryer sheets also have other uses. If you have pets and are frustrated by the pet hair on your furniture or clothes, dryer sheets can help get rid of pet hair by simply rubbing the sheets against your clothes. Another use is that you can reduce the odours from your gym clothes by putting your used dryer sheets in your shoes, gym bags etc.
Another surprising benefit of dryer sheets is they are great for wiping computer or television screens. Due to their ability to reduce static cling, they can remove dust from your screens.
Dryer sheets are great to use whenever you have a cycle to run on your tumble dryer. We hope you consider the benefits of dryer sheets!
Eggs, whether for breakfast or as chocolate Easter eggs, always look good on a plate but they don’t look good on your clothes. If you’ve spilt eggs on your clothes, no stress! To egg you on, we’re going to guide you on how to remove egg stains from your clothes!
What You’ll Need to Remove Egg Stains
Before we get cracking, these are the list of supplies you will need to remove the egg stains:
- Spoon (or a butter knife)
- Water (salt is optional)
- Liquid Laundry detergent
Instructions on Removing Egg Stains
After you’ve got all your supplies ready, it’s time to rescue your clothes!
- Firstly, use your spoon to remove the egg stain from the outside of your clothes. Don’t worry too much about the inside of your fabric for now. Scraping the stained part to remove as much of the egg as possible. This also works with a butter knife.
- When you’ve done scraping with a spoon, proceed to rinse your egg-stained clothes with cold water and start scraping the egg-stained part to soften it.
Additionally, we strongly advise against using hot water. Eggs are protein; hot water will only cook the protein and will damage the fabric!
- After you’ve used a spoon and finished rinsing your clothes, we recommend putting a laundry detergent (read the label first) on the egg-stained part for better and cleaner results. Simply pour a detergent directly onto the egg stain and using the same brush as before, spread it out. It’s important to stay patient as egg stains do need care and attention.
- Fourthly, you will need to load your egg-stained clothes into the washing machine. To make the cleaning process more seamless, don’t rinse off the liquid detergent.
However, before you do load, always read the labels on your clothes for better care.
- Moreover, place the correct amount of liquid detergent into the washing machine. If you feel unsure about the correct dose, use a pre-treat cap to guide you.
- Start your washing machine with the regular cycle and the hottest temperature (depending on the instructions and labels on your clothes.
- After your cycle is finished, unload to check if the egg stains are removed. If you’re happy with the results, start to dry your clothes!
Yes, you will have an egg on your face when you realise there are egg stains on your clothes but you are now equipped with a guide to remove egg stains next time this situation occurs!
If you need help to get remove the eggs, book with us, choose a collection day and we’ll have your clothes returned to you within 24 hours! No stress, no hassle and no more egg stains!
Laundryheap has completed the acquisition of Laundrapp, one of the key competitors in the UK laundry market industry. Founded in 2014 as a start-up on-demand laundry service, Laundryheap’s mission was to give the public a convenient laundry service and the growth certainly hasn’t stopped! Acquiring Laundrapp is a testament to the astronomical rise of Laundryheap.
What does this mean for Laundryheap?
The acquisition of Laundrapp means Laundryheap has expanded its regional reach across the UK, making us the market leader in the UK. Previously, Laundrapp acquired Wash box and merged with competitor Zipjet.
CEO and Founder Deyan Dmitrov made the following comments:
‘The acquisition of Laundrapp is a testament to the resilience of our model and ongoing demand for high-quality, reliable on-demand laundry services. We’re delighted to be expanding our UK footprint‘ Source: City A.M
Essentially, this also means Laundryheap’s customer base has increased. The hard work doesn’t stop, and the mission and objectives will remain the same. Laundryheap will still make it a key priority to give you, the consumer, the best on-demand laundry service that is fast, easy, and convenient for your laundry duties!
What will happen to Laundrapp?
Laundrapp’s employees will be retained. Before the acquisition of Landrapp, both laundry services worked to make laundry easier for everyone and this won’t change now! We are looking forward to welcoming the team from Laundrapp and getting involved in working together!
Over the coming months, however, the Laundrapp brand will be replaced by the Laundryheap brand.
What’s next for Laundryheap?
The magnitude of Laundryheap’s success has been massive. Operating globally in countries such as UAE, Denmark, Singapore, Netherlands, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Ireland and USA was a success in its own right. Becoming the main market leader in the UK now bodes well for the future. There is still a (laundry) list of goals and objectives that we’ll work on.
The focus on helping the environment, even more, remains a priority still. Laundryheap has recently invested in e-cargo bikes. It’s great that customers get their laundry cleaned within 24 hours but doing it in a sustainable way is the icing on the cake!
We would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the journey since 2014! The Laundryheap members, partners and especially the customers have all been essential to the success and growth!
Cleaning Aprons is a big duty after you’ve left the kitchen. They take care of us, by protecting our clothes from germs and stains, so it’s only fair we take care of them. If you spent a lot of time in the kitchen, you’ll know why it’s essential to keep aprons clean.
What’s The Best Way to Clean Aprons?
Whether you’ve cooked, brewed coffee, or owned a restaurant, we could imagine how messy the kitchen gets and naturally, aprons will get dirty. Cleaning aprons can be a daunting task but fortunately, there are ways to make this easier for you.
If your apron isn’t very dirty and you just need a few stains to be removed, handwashing would be the solution. Simply start off by filling a bucket with hot water and soak your apron in it. Afterwards, pour lemon juice and table salt on the dirty stains.
You always want to be prepared – check if the weather is warm and hang your aprons outside. If it starts to rain, leave your aprons to dry in a drying rack.
Finally, rinse the apron once again with water to remove any salt remaining and dry it once more to ensure the fabric remains of good quality!
When it comes to cleaning aprons, laundry can also be effective.
As a rule of thumb, always read the Apron label to see if its material is suited for laundry, ironing or dry cleaning. For Nylon and PVC aprons, we advise against machine washing.
Using the washing machine when cleaning aprons needs careful planning and awareness. We recommend washing the aprons separately from other clothing. Separate white aprons from bright or darker clothing or aprons to avoid colour mixing.
Cleaning Aprons may need their own special laundry day to avoid strings tangling with other clothes or aprons. However, you can always tie the apron’s strings together in a bow as a solution.
For better results, always read labels on the cleaning liquids to make sure they match the apron colour. Brightly coloured or darker aprons are cleaned with colour-safe liquids to maintain quality.
As a general rule, aprons are laundered for 30 minutes.
A reminder that all apron materials have different washing needs. Cotton Denim and Cotton Canvas are better washed separately as colours may latch on each other.
We offer laundry, ironing and dry-cleaning services to help you out if your work or business gets too busy.
How often should Aprons be cleaned?
Every Apron tells a hundred stories. Some need cleaning attention while others can remain in the kitchen. When cleaning aprons, take into consideration how long you have used your apron. Usually, if the apron is used after two or three times then it needs to be cleaned.
We hope your Apron needs are fulfilled. Cleaning Aprons is important not only for you but for people around you.
A reminder that if your laundry or responsibilities piles up, our services can help you!