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Airbnb Kitchen Essentials

Your Airbnb should feel like a home to your guests.  After all, home is where the heart is and to make your guests fall in love with your Airbnb, you need to be certain you have the kitchen essentials.

To help you hit the mark for your Airbnb, we’ve made a list of kitchen essentials needed for your guests.

1. Cooking Device

What separates Airbnb from hotels is that they provide guests with the freedom to cook what they want. For some, cooking allows them to save money and stick to their diet better. Prepare a kitchen essentials checklist and ensure you have a stovetop, microwave, oven, and toaster.

It’s best to also include oven mitts and hot pads for safety reasons.

Airbnb Kitchen Essentials.- microwave

2. Cookware, Cutlery and Utensils

Make life easier for your guests by providing them with the essential cookware and utensils. For starters, put a cutting board in a kitchen to make cooking easier for guests whenever they want to cut up onions, tomatoes or other vegetables.

Secondly, have pans for your guests as well. If they want to fry eggs, this will come in handy. It’s always recommended to include a variety of utensils in the kitchen, such as a whisk, big spoon, spatula etc.

Don’t forget basic cutlery! It may sound small, but it goes a long way in reminding your guests that you’ve thought about the finer details of your Airbnb kitchen essentials.

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3. Fridge and Freezer

A kitchen is incomplete without a fridge and freezer. You never know how long guests will be staying in your Airbnb. Sometimes they’ll go grocery shopping and want to store their shopping items in the fridge or sometimes they have leftovers. The best Airbnb hosts are prepared for every guest.

Fridge with strawberries

4. Hand Towels and Kitchen Cloths

The kitchen can be quite a messy place for guests and that’s why you’ll need to equip the kitchen essentials like hand towels and kitchen cloths. If you need fresh and absorbent kitchen hand towels, just get in touch with Laundryheap Linen to book an order! We also offer you kitchen cloths – giving your guests the choice to dry dishes effectively and to wipe spills!

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5. Cups and Plates

When thinking about cups and plates, the golden rule of thumb is that it depends on the number of guests. The higher the guest count in a room, the higher number of cups and plates. However, if there is a family staying, make sure you have plastic cups and plates. 

Cups and mugs. Airbnb kitchen essentials

6. Kettle and Coffee Machine

Lastly, it’s best to have the option of a kettle and a coffee machine. People staying in an Airbnb usually have busy lifestyles and a cup of coffee will keep them going! Have sugar and milk in place and a variety of tea choices, not just English Breakfast tea.

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Hosting guests is one of the most rewarding things from a host’s perspective. You are providing comfort and all the kitchen essentials they need to feel right at home.

At Laundryheap Linen, we appreciate the work of Airbnb owners and that’s why we offer freshly cleaned bed linens to Airbnbs to make guests stay extra special and comfortable.

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Happy Hosting!

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How To Prevent Wrinkles On Your Clothes

Taking pride in your clothes comes down to the fine details. The suit or outfit you wear may look good at a glance but when you look in the mirror for a closer inspection, you realise there are wrinkles on your clothes.

Why Do Clothes Wrinkle?

The most common reasons stubborn wrinkles form; leaving them on the dryer for too long, not ironing them properly or not organising the piles neatly.

If you are guilty of the habits above, we’re here to help show you how to prevent wrinkles on your clothes!

How to prevent wrinkles on your clothes
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1. Piles Your Clothes Neatly

Not organising your clothes is the cause of many problems. Not only does it make your room look messy, but it is also why your clothes get wrinkled. To prevent wrinkles, make sure you are piling and folding them up properly.

Only hang your clothes up in the closet once they’re dry because hanging them while they are still moist can cause wrinkles to form.

Secondly, don’t leave your closets crowded with clothes – save space. Too little room would only cause your clothes to rub against each other and thus they’ll be wrinkled.

If you are travelling, try to neatly pack your luggage because untidy packing leads to more wrinkles.

2. Be Cautious When Drying

As always with clothes care, read the labels on your clothes to be on the safe side as some fabrics need less heat on the tumble dryer. To prevent wrinkles on your clothes, make sure you aren’t overheating your clothes and once the cycle finishes, take your clothes out instantly and hang them to prevent wrinkles from forming.

3. Use Fabric Softeners

Fabric softeners are heroes in the laundry world. They keep our clothes smelling fresh and keep the wrinkles away. Also, fabric softeners increase your clothes’ lifecycle. So next time you start the laundry, add fabric softener, and watch the magic happen!

Now that you have the knowledge of what causes wrinkles and how to prevent them, your clothes should be in better condition!

If you need to help with getting the wrinkles away, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll iron your clothes to perfection! Book a service, choose a collection date and we’ll deliver your clothes back to you within 24 hours!

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Removing Mac and Cheese Stains

Mac and Cheese is a simple yet delicious meal to prepare. The bowl of deliciousness typically includes milk, butter, macaroni, and plenty of cheese! It’s hard to complain about the meal – it’s a crowd-pleaser but when it lands on your clothes, it is an unpleasant feeling! One minute you’re enjoying a rich taste of gooey deliciousness and the next minute you’re thinking about removing mac and cheese stains!

Mac And Cheese

How to remove Mac and cheese stains, I hear you cry? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered!

Fresh Stains

If you immediately are aware of the mac and cheese stain, simply wipe it with a paper towel. It won’t get rid of it entirely, but it does help at the start.

Just like any other food stain, the first step in removing mac and cheese stains is to act fast the second you see the stains. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove it.

Rinse with cold water

Afterwards, simply mix cold water with a tablespoon of white vinegar on it and pour it onto the stained mac and cheese area and wait for 5 minutes.

Removing mac and cheese stains does require patience so after 5 minutes, rinse the area again with cold water and dry it with a towel.

Dried Stains

To cover all bases and prepare you for both scenarios, we’ll also show you how to remove dried mac and cheese stains in case you noticed them late on your clothes.

What you need is a brush, cloth, and laundry stain remover.

Use a brush

To begin with, use a brush to scrape off as much of the stain as possible. Remember, if the stain is dry, it’s slightly tricky to remove it but it’s not impossible.

Blot the stained area with a wet cloth

Secondly, pour some cold water onto a cloth and start blotting the area.

Apply Laundry Stain Remover

As always with any clothing, prepare with caution and care. Make sure you read the labels on your clothes to be sure you are following care instructions.

If you’re happy to do so, apply a laundry stain remover onto the stained area and wait for around 5-10 minutes.

Launder your garment

Finally, put the garment into the laundry and wait for the cycle to finish. Once it’s done, dry it up on a clothesline or drying rack.

You now have the guide to removing fresh and dried mac and cheese stains!

If you are still uncertain about removing mac and cheese stains, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll handle it for you! We’ll launder your garment and return it back to you within 24 hours!

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Why Chef Uniforms Are Important

Uniforms set the tone and professional standards in the workplace. In an office, a suit is required. Whereas in a café, staff must work aprons. For a chef, the uniform has been around for many decades. A chef’s uniform typically consists of headwear, jacket, apron, neckerchief, pants, and shoes. Here are the reasons why chef uniforms are important.

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Good Hygiene

In an industry like a restaurant, food hygiene is a top priority, and the standards start from the kitchen. Chef uniforms are important because they protect the food and avoid any contamination. For instance, the chef’s hat is there to avoid situations where pieces of hair or sweat drop in customers’ food.

Moreover, aprons also contribute to good hygiene. Aprons protect a chef’s personal clothes from catching germs and bacteria. Aprons will also prevent the loose fabric from dropping into food.

Also, if your apron is dirty, just get in touch with Laundryheap!

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Professionalism

Looking and dressing professional goes a long way toward excellent food quality. Chef uniforms are important because it tells the kitchen team that your restaurant takes itself seriously and is proud to serve customers.

Occasionally, customers may see the chef so always be prepared. Make sure you contact Laundryheap so we can iron your chef’s uniform to high standards!

Chefs in uniform - professional

Protection

At times, accidents will occur in a kitchen restaurant. However, the chef’s uniform protects you from hazards. For example, the fabric from the chef’s uniform is thick and protects the chef from any spillages or burns.

Protection - why chef uniforms are important

Comfort

A restaurant kitchen is an environment that is fast-paced with very little room for error. Therefore, comfort is absolutely vital to a chef. The chef’s uniform is designed in a way that helps the staff move with mobility and without any restrictions.

Why Restaurant uniforms are important

Your restaurant’s quality and your customer’s experience are dependent on your chefs. Always consider the importance of a chef’s uniform because if you take care of them, your chefs’ morale will be high.

If you need a hand, we can help clean your chef uniforms to a high professional standard.

You handle the food, we’ll handle your restaurant’s laundry!

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Removing Cat Hair From The House

Our furry friends bring a lot of joy to our lives. We love them, feed them and care for them. However, owning a cat isn’t easy and does take big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to cleaning the house and removing cat hair.

It’s important you remove your cat’s hair from the house for everyone’s safety; yours and your cat’s. We have great tips for you on doing just that!

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1. Make a Laundry Day For Your Cat’s Items

One thing humans and cats have in common is that we both have items that need cleaning! Cat owners should make it a habit to consistently clean their cat’s items. Cat shed hair all over the place so make sure you are cleaning their stuffed toy, cat blanket, litter mat or even your own sofa! 

If you are having doubts about the best ways to clean your cat’s possessions or beds, leave the laundry to us! Just book a service with Laundryheap and we’ll get them cleaned for you (and your cat!).

2. Stay on Top of Your Own Laundry

Never underestimate your cat’s hair sticking on your own clothes. Whenever you pick your cuddly cat up, hair falls on your clothes and sometimes it can be difficult to notice. The best way in removing cat hair from your clothes is to use a lint roller. It’s convenient and will save you from running into questions about cat hair being on your clothes!

Additionally, you can use white vinegar, whenever you run a washing cycle, to make cat hair easier to remove from your clothes. Another option is dryer sheets, they are handy when removing cat hair.

At the end of each cycle, make sure you look for pet hair and remove it yourself to ensure it doesn’t get stuck inside.

A friendly reminder, if you do lead a busy lifestyle, just get in touch with us and we’ll take care of your laundry!

3. Vacuum The House Regularly

It’s important you stay on top of the deep-cleaning tasks. With pets in general, it’s safer to vacuum daily to remove stubborn hair settling onto the ground. Vacuum the carpets, floor etc. to ensure your house is in good condition. When it comes to sofas and bed covers, use dampened rubber gloves to remove cat hair with ease.

Furthermore, make it a goal to regularly clean your bed sheets and bed linens. Cats love to sleep on your beds so make sure you are cleaning them!

4. Brush and Groom Your Cat

Additionally, brushing and grooming your cat not only results in less hair around the house, but it will also be healthier for your cat in the long term as it avoids hairball problems and prevents hair knots from forming.

Our furry friends may get frustrated when their hair is getting cut so always make sure you reward them with a treat to let them know you are proud!

Owning a cat is fun. Removing cat hair from the house isn’t much fun but at the end of the day, these four 4 tips will make your house a better environment for everyone. Most importantly, it helps your cat because a clean cat is a happy cat.

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How To Remove Fried Chicken Stains

Fried chicken is tasty. It looks great on your plate but not so much on your favourite shirt when fried chicken accidentally slips from your hand! Food stains on your clothes will fill you with a sense of dread but not to worry, we’re here to show you how to remove fried chicken stains!

Remove Fried Chicken Stains
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1. Avoid Wiping or Rubbing The Stain

The first step to removing fried chicken stains is to avoid wiping or rubbing the stain when it lands on your clothes. By doing this, you’ll push the stain deeper into your fabric and thus making it difficult to remove.

2. Clean The Stained Area

To remove fried chicken stains, clean the stained area as soon as possible. The sooner you clean, the less dry it will get. If you’re in the middle of eating your fried chicken, it’s best to pause briefly and take the time to clean the stain.

3. Scrape it With a Butter Knife (if dry)

If you happened to spot the fried chicken stains late and it’s become dry on your clothes, you need to get a butter knife and scrape it off gently. Make sure you’re not scraping it onto a carpet so try to go to a kitchen sink and start scraping to remove the fried chicken stains.

4. Absorb The Fried Chicken Stain

To make your laundry work as seamless as possible, pour some baby powder, corn starch and baking soda to absorb the oily parts of the fried chicken stain. After 15 minutes, start brushing the stained area.

  • Pour Liquid Detergent

In addition, put some liquid detergent into the stained area and gently rub the fabric together for cleaner results. Ideally, it’s best to wait 15 or 30 minutes before moving to the next step.

  • Start Rinsing

Once you are happy with the results so far, start washing your garment with hot water (as recommended for fabrics).

5. Inspect The Laundry

After you’ve finished rinsing your garment, check to see If the fried chicken stains are gone. If you are satisfied with the results, hang your garment either on the garden clothesline or on a drying rack. We advise against putting your chicken fried-stained clothes in the dryer as the high heat does make the stains harder to remove.

You now have the guide to removing fried chicken stains from your clothes. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t let a chicken fried stain ruin your eating experience, especially on national fried chicken day!

Enjoy your fried chicken and if there are any stains on your top, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll clean it for you!

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Tips On Running a Café

Running a café is rewarding; seeing your customers happy after they’ve had their first sip of coffee is a great feeling! however, behind every business, there will be challenges and to help you manage, we’ve compiled some tips on running a café!

Get To Know Your Customers

Your customers are the heart of your business and the reason you are running a café. Customer service isn’t just about making the coffee, you should also get to know your customers and spark a friendly small talk with them. Remember their orders too – it goes a long way in making them feel welcomed at your café!

Coffee mug

Work To Your Staff’s Strengths

The best businesses are those that allocate tasks according to skill level. Obviously, you should train your staff well but consider their strengths and weaknesses and assign tasks based on that. Everybody is good at something. If you have a staff member who has a friendly personality, assign them to the till where they interact with customers. If you have a staff member who is great at making drinks, instruct them to stay in the coffee bar during shifts.

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Set a Culture All About Good Hygiene

Especially in these times, hygiene is more important than ever. Hand washing, good personal hygiene, effective equipment, and dish cleaning are all fundamental parts of running a café. Be clear to your staff and set cleaning schedules to make sure you never miss a deep cleaning day!. Wipe the surfaces and mop the floor meticulously. check everything is as spotless as possible! Cleaning makes a huge difference to your hygiene ratings!

Hand-washing results in good hygiene

Partner Up With A Laundry Service

Running a café alone isn’t easy. Consider partnering up with a laundry service like Laundryheap. We can imagine there will be milk or coffee stains on your work aprons after a long shift. The bar does get messy.

The good news is, with Laundryheap, we can clean your staff aprons and your bar towels. All you need to do is book a service with us and we’ll deliver your laundry back to you within 24 hours – all professionally cleaned!

You handle the coffee, and we’ll handle the laundry!

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Always Make Sure Food or Drink is Dated

What sets the café industry apart from other industries is that you have the responsibility of food and drink handling. Your customers trust you to prepare their food and drinks to a high standard. Make sure the milk is dated according to its expiry dates and they are stocked using the first-in, first-out method. Always double-check when your food and bakery go out of date. Your customers deserve a delicious and fresh bakery!

Tips on running a cafe - make sure food and drink is served well!

Now you have the best tips on running a café, we want to wish you the best of luck! If you feel that you need help with your laundry, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll make laundry easier for your café!

Whether it’s laundering or cleaning or ironing, we have the services for your cafe!

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Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls

Everyone has a different preference when it comes to drying their clothes. Some prefer using drying sheets but alternatively, wool dryer balls are growing in popularity and Laundryheap approves of them! Here are the benefits of wool dryer balls.

Benefits of Wool Dryer Balls
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1. Dries Clothes Quickly

One of the benefits of wool dryer balls is that dries your clothes quicker. With wool dryer balls, drying is 25% faster because the dryer balls are going around in the dryer; absorbing the moisture and, they separate laundry items apart resulting in better air circulation.

2. Keeps Fabric in Good Condition

As wool dryer balls are moving around the laundry, they smooth out the wrinkles and soften your fabrics to a fine result. This also includes softening linens and getting rid of the wrinkles on them. The great news in all of this is that it makes your clothes comfortable to wear and increases their lifespan!

3. Fragrance is Optional

Wool dryer balls are also fragrance-free which helps people with allergies. However, for some, there is no better feeling than smelling the scent of a freshly dried garment. If you love the fresh scent, you can add drops of essential oil to the dryer ball for a luxurious scent.

4. Environmentally Friendly

The small steps make a big difference in the long term. Because drying takes much more quickly with wool dryer balls, it means your machine is using less energy. In addition, they are also a renewable resource because they can be used up to 1000 times; lasting for nearly 3 years!

5. Saves Money

Wool dryer balls are faster, environmentally friendly and keep fabrics in good condition but perhaps the biggest benefit is that they help you save money. Because you can reuse dryer balls, you are cutting the need for fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

We hope you consider the benefits of wool dryer balls in this list. They are worth buying If you want to try a different drying method.

There are also benefits to using a laundry service like Laundryheap. We launder, iron, and dry-clean your clothes.

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Facts About Dubai

Dubai is a tourist dream; 7-star hotels, amazing architecture, food etc., it just ticks every box you’d want from a holiday. If you are planning to visit, here are some facts about Dubai that will heighten your interest further!

Fun about Dubai - Tallest Skyscraper in the world Burj Khalifa

The Tallest Skyscraper In The World

It’s difficult to start a list of facts about Dubai without mentioning the tallest skyscraper in the world. The Burj Khalifa has a height of 828 meters and the construction of this beautiful skyscraper started in 2004 and was completed in 2010.

If you visit, make sure to get your cameras ready and take pictures!

Skyscrapers Are Still Being Worked On

To this day, projects of building new skyscrapers are still ongoing. Skyscrapers are such iconic landmarks in Dubai that every year, at least 10 are built.

Furthermore, 41 buildings, over 100 meters, were completed in 2007 alone.

Water Consumption Is The Highest In The World

One of the most interesting facts about Dubai is that water consumption is the highest in the world. 500 litres are consumed per person per day. Perhaps not too surprising because it is in the middle of a desert where temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.

The Largest Mall In The World

If you are keeping track of facts about Dubai, you’d realise they hold the world record for many things because Dubai is not just home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, but it is also home to the largest mall in the world! The Dubai mall is so massive that it contains 1,200 stores, an Olympic-sized rink, an underwater zoo, and an aquarium. It is a shopper’s dream!

Laundryheap Services In Dubai

A useful fact about Dubai is that Laundryheap services are available for you!

Your future visit to Dubai needs to be one where you enjoy your trip and not worry about laundry duties. If you’re staying at a hotel, simply go to our website to book a service and we’ll collect your clothes on the same day and return them all cleaned and fresh within 24 hours!

All in all, Dubai is a fascinating city and we’ve run out of superlatives to describe how beautiful it is. These facts about Dubai will make you more knowledgeable the next time you visit!

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5 Hygiene Rules For Your Restaurant’s Kitchen

Hygiene is the heart of the hospitality industry. Restaurant owners need to make sure they are meticulously following all protocols to keep their kitchens clean. To help you, we’ve listed 5 hygiene rules in the restaurant kitchen that you need to follow.

1. Maintaining Personal Hygiene

When it comes to listing hygiene rules for your restaurant, kitchen staff maintaining their personal hygiene is at the top. Good hygiene always starts with the staff first. The restaurant kitchen itself is a hotspot for dirt, bacteria, and germs but to reduce that, always wash hands regularly, tie your hair, wear hair nets, and make sure the towels are always cleaned.

Hygiene Rules For Your Restaurant Kitchen - Washing Hands

2. Check Temperature Regularly

The restaurant industry’s main purpose is to serve delicious quality food. Therefore, constantly checking the fridge and the freezer temperature is critical to maintaining hygiene rules for your restaurant. If the temperature is not meeting the criteria, then you must investigate the issue further otherwise the bacteria will multiply within the food.

Restaurant Kitchen

3. Clean As You Go & Avoid Cross-Contamination

The restaurant kitchen is a busy place to be in when the hour’s peak and customers are waiting for their food. Train your staff to get into the habit of always cleaning as they go. Wipe the kitchen surfaces down if they see a stain or clean the dishes immediately. Always make sure staff are using the correct detergents when starting up the dishwasher.

Furthermore, make sure you clean the utensils and cutting boards for different food types. Everyone has different food diets and preferences so clean thoroughly to avoid cross-contamination.

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4. Book A Laundry Service

Running and managing a restaurant can get intense and sometimes, restaurants could use some help. That’s why Laundryheap offers commercial services to restaurants. We’ll clean your staff uniform, kitchen towels, table linens, tablecloths etc. Not only that but we also rent towels to your restaurant.

All you need to do is visit our website, book a service with us and we will collect your items for cleaning!

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5. Food is Stored Correctly

Storing food correctly is essential, especially in a restaurant. Following this 5th hygiene rule for your restaurant would ensure food is kept in good condition and it won’t be left to rot. For instance, always stock food and drinks using the FIFO method (first in first out) and always make sure you are keeping tabs on the expiry date.

Restaurant food

These 5 hygiene rules for your restaurant are important to a successful hygiene review. Customers as a result would be keener to visit your restaurant because a well-looked-after restaurant builds trust.

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