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8 Must-Have Amenities For Your Airbnb

The number one reason guests book with your Airbnb is comfort and providing amenities goes a long way in making guests feel more comfortable. If you are looking to boost your Airbnb bookings, it’s important to go the extra mile. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of 8 must-have amenities for your Airbnb!

Must-Have Amenities For Your Airbnb

1. Bathroom Amenities

It’s hard to start a list of must-have amenities for your Airbnb without the bathroom essentials. The happiest reviews generally mention how relaxing the bathroom was. Stock up on towels, bathmats, toiletries bathrobes and toilets papers. These are all sure to make a statement to your Airbnb guests.

If your Airbnb is short of toiletries, towels, and bathmats, just book your orders here!

2. WIFI

People sometimes are working remotely so they book an Airbnb to find somewhere quiet to do their work. For this reason alone, WIFI is essential for your Airbnb. Have a steady WIFI connection and be clear in your listing that you provide WIFI so bookings increase.

3. Kitchen Amenities

The kitchen is the heart of the home and just like bathroom essentials, it’s a must-have amenity for your guests. Stocking up your kitchen with basic amenities like bowls, plates, pots and pans makes a big difference as it gives your guests the option to cook.

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It’s important you have a good fridge so guests can store their leftovers. Also, have a microwave in your kitchen.

Laundry-based amenities such as washing machine and laundry detergent is important for guests staying for a long or for families. It’s always reassuring when guests can wash their own clothes at your place instead of going to the launderette.

5. Bed Linens and Pillows

Your guest’s room should feel like paradise. There is nothing better than a great’s night sleep. That’s why you should provide high-quality bed linens and pillows for your guests to have a cosy night in.

At Laundryheap Linen, we do offer bed linens and pillows to Airbnb hosts! Book here to make your guests’ stay reach the highest level of comfort!

6. Pet-Friendly

It may be risky to accept pets but your bookings can increase if you allow guests to bring their pets with them. Just make sure you charge a pet fee and pet deposit to cover yourself.

To cater for guests with pets, make sure you provide amenities such as dog beds and toys.

7. Key Pad On The Front Door

A front door keypad is a must-have amenity for your Airbnb. At the end of the day, your guests need security and safety reassurances. One way to do this is by providing them with a code, that only they know. It reduces the hassle of carrying keys with them because entering a security code to go inside is more convenient.

8. High Chair and Portacot

The job of a busy parent is not easy and travelling with kids makes the job even harder. Have this in mind for guests who have kids with them, Make their stay easier for them. Provide highchairs or portacots so your guests don’t have to bring their own. This is also something that will boost more bookings.

We hope you found this blog helpful. 8 Must-Have amenities for your Airbnb that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests!  

Happy hosting!

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Clean With Vinegar

White vinegar, for the most part, is useful; it can be used on a lot of things and can be a great benefit to your laundry routine. It does live up to its effective cleaning reputation but for other things, it can cause more damage than good. To save yourself from trouble and cleaning headaches, here is our list of 5 things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar.

1. Washing Machine

From time to time, your washing machine does need cleaning and it’s a task we strongly recommend you undertake. However, the washing machine is on our list of things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar. The reason being is that the plastic and rubber parts of the washing machine can be corroded due to the vinegar. If this happens, the appliance will have leaking problems

washing machine - things you shouldn't clean with vinegar

2. Egg Stains

We all love eggs for our breakfast but hate the feeling of dropping them and making a mess. You should avoid using vinegar to clean up the mess as this will only make the egg stains thicker and harder to remove.

Fortunately, we have ‘cracked the code’ on properly removing egg stains in our blog here.

If you do encounter any egg stains, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll remove them for you!

egg stains - things you shouldn't clean with vinegar

3. Mirrors

You should also avoid using vinegar to clean your mirror – be it in the bathroom or wardrobe mirror because it will only corrode the glass and ruin the reflection quality because dark spots will form.

Instead, use spray cleaning products to clean your mirrors.

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4. Electronic Screens

Using vinegar on your electronic screens like TV, phones or MacBooks will cause scratches to form because vinegar damages the coating. Instead, use a cloth to wipe off any dust carefully.

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5. Steam Irons

Vinegar may be useful when getting rid of the limescale inside your kettle but when it comes to steam irons, you should avoid using vinegar to clean them.

Irons have metal, plastic, and rubber inside them and unfortunately, these will be eroded if you add vinegar to your tank to clean them.

To properly take care of your irons, we recommend reading the cleaning instructions in the manual to be on the safe side.

steam iron - things you shouldn't clean with vinegar

Vinegar is popular among many households for its ability to cook and clean. It is versatile.

We hope our blog has given you more knowledge on the 5 things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar.

A friendly reminder that if you need a professional laundry service that takes care of your laundry, dry-cleaning and ironing, just get in touch with Laundryheap! Our service is fast and reliable for you!

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How To Care For Your Football Kit

The football world cup is here! Whether you’re watching at home, with friends or going to Qatar, you will probably be wearing your team’s kit to show your support. Keeping your football kit in top condition throughout the tournament is the goal and when it comes to laundry tips, Laundryheap knows the score! In this blog, we’ll assist you in how to care for your football kit.

How To Take Care Of Your Football Shirt

1. Treat The Stains Right Away

It can be quite tempting to say ‘I’ll do it later’ whenever you see a stain but to properly care for your football kit, don’t leave it to the last minute and treat the stains right away.

If you do wear your football kit when you play football and see any mud or grass on them, tackle the stains the minute you return home instead of waiting for laundry day. The longer you wait, the more chances of odours settling in the material.

2. Read Care Labels

Sport kits are usually made from polyester and synthetic fabrics. The general rule of thumb is that they can be washed in the washing machine but some parts of the kit such as logos, letters or numbers can fade away in the washing machine.

It’s always best to read the care label and if you want to play it safe, you can also wash your football kit by hand to prevent the prints from fading.

Furthermore, be sure to follow the golden rule of laundry; separate the colours. You don’t want your favourite kit’s colours to fade away.

3. Don’t Wash Above 30°C Setting

If you are washing your football kits at a temperature higher than 30°C then it’s time to blow the whistle on this habit and stop. Washing above the 30°C temperature setting will cause the prints to fade away.

We also highly recommend using cold water in your washing machine cycle to prevent shrinking.

Essentially, turn your shirt inside out to prevent the numbers and letters from peeling.

4. Avoid Tumble Dryer – Air Dry Instead

Putting your football kit in the tumble dryer is a big mistake that can lead to damage and shrinkage. Even leaving them to dry on radiators is something you should avoid doing.

Instead, proceed to air-dry your football kit either on a clothesline or on a drying rack.

The world cup is better enjoyed when you wear your favourite team’s kit. Now that you know how to care for your football kit, we hope you have a great time watching the world cup!

If in doubt, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we will be on the ball and clean your football kit for you!

When it comes to laundry, we do the scoring!

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Things To Look For When Choosing Hotel Bed Linens

The value of hotel bed linens is exceptional. Guests come to your hotel for relaxation and a good night’s sleep, so you’ll want to meet their expectations with quality bed linens. There are quite a few things to look for when choosing hotel bed linens and to help you out, we’ve compiled a list.

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Thread Count

When choosing hotel bed linens, one of the key things to look for is the thread count. It is a misconception that the higher the thread count, the cosier the bed linen will be.

A higher thread count such as 800 – 1000 will mean the bed linens would be uncomfortable and too thick.

As a rule of thumb, a 150 to 400 thread count is a safe option to choose. Most of the big hotel companies typically choose a 400 thread count so if you’re a new hotel owner, you can stick with this number for the luxurious feel.

It’s worth noting that bed linens with lower thread counts are known to be made of light cotton and soft materials.

The good news is that Laundryheap Linen’s bed linen has a 180-thread count that will guarantee your guests have a relaxing sleep!

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Material

Most hotels usually opt for cotton as the fabric choice. Cotton has a reputation for being high-quality, durable and can withstand washing.

In addition, 100% cotton bed linen is ideal throughout the year – no matter if it’s summer or winter. In the summer, it will help you stay cool by absorbing the heat from your body and will also keep you warm and cosy in the winter.

You can order our 100% cotton bed linens for your hotel here.

choosing hotel bed linens. 100% cotton.

Easy To Wash

One of the crucial things to look for when choosing hotel bed linens is how durable they are when it comes to withstanding laundry. Bed linens at hotels are washed a lot to maintain hygiene standards so ensure the bed linens you choose are durable.

Bed linens are essential in a hotel room as they give your guests that crisp, fresh and comfortable feeling.

We hope this blog has aided your decision-making process when choosing hotel bed linens.

Your guests deserve to feel refreshed after they’ve checked out of your hotel. Guests also deserve to have their laundry taken care of. We know laundry chores are hard work when staying at a hotel, so we are happy to work with you to provide a laundry service for your guests!

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Once you’ve partnered with us, your guests can book a laundry service with us, and we’ll collect their laundry and return it to your hotel within 24 hours!

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Clothes That Don’t Need Dry-Cleaning

Dry cleaning brings more life to our clothes. While some clothes will remain in great shape after they’ve been dry-cleaned, others don’t have the same luck due to the chemical solvent used during the dry-cleaning process. In this blog, we’ll list the clothes that don’t need dry cleaning.

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1. Wool

While it is true that wool can be dry-cleaned, you should still be cautious and not dry-clean it after every use as you are risking ruining the fabric. As a rule of thumb, always wash it manually with cold water and soap because wool falls on the list of clothes that don’t need dry cleaning.

Clothes that don't need dry-cleaning - wool

2. Cotton T-Shirts

It’s inevitable that cotton t-shirts will get dirt and stains on them, but the good news is that they don’t require dry cleaning. Instead, a good old-fashioned way of putting them in the washing machine and dryer will keep them as good as new.

clothes that don't need dry-cleaning - cotton t-shirts

3. Cashmere

Cashmere is a high-quality fabric and unfortunately, it can lose its shape and shrink if dry-cleaned. To take care of your cashmere, it’s recommended you hand wash it with lukewarm water plus added laundry detergent.

Cashmere - clothes that don't need dry-cleaning
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4. Synthetics

Most of your daily clothes are made from fabrics such as nylon, spandex and polyester. These also are clothes that don’t need dry-cleaning and are totally safe to be put in the washing machine.

Clothes that don't need dry-cleaning - polyester scarf

5. PVC, Polyurethane and plastic

In addition, PVC, polyurethane, and plastic clothing don’t need to be dry-cleaned because they’ll get ruined during the process.

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Whenever laundering or dry-cleaning your clothes, it’s best to read the care labels on clothes to be certain. Dry cleaning is a gift that can do a brilliant job when used on the right fabrics.

A friendly reminder Laundryheap does offer dry cleaning services! If your clothes need dry cleaning, just get in touch with us and we’ll be there to help you!

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Removing Common Halloween Stains

Halloween day is here! The spooky decorations are up, and the delicious cookies are baked. While it is an exciting day for the family and especially the kids, there are still some scary stains that lurk on costumes and clothes. To avoid a laundry nightmare, here is our guide to removing common Halloween stains.

removing common halloween stains - pumpkins

1. Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s delicious but as far as Halloween stains go, they can be devilishly stubborn to remove. It’s important you have the patience of an angel and treat the chocolate stains with care and caution.

The first step in removing chocolate stains is to immediately treat them with a butter knife and rinse your garment with cold water so it doesn’t spread across the fabric.

Lastly, pour liquid detergent into the chocolate stain and after 5 minutes, soak the garment for 15 minutes in cold water and start to rub the stained area.

Removing common halloween stains - chocolate
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2. Pumpkin

It wouldn’t be Halloween without Pumpkins but unfortunately, pumpkins are common Halloween stains. Although they look frightening, the good news is that they are easy to remove.

To remove them, inspect your garment closely and remove any pumpkin bits. After you’ve done that, wash them under cold water. Then pre-treat the stain with a laundry detergent and let it sit for 5 minutes. Finally, begin your laundry cycle.

Removing Common Halloween Stains - Pumpkins
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3. Fake Blood

Fake blood looks scary on the kids’ faces as it does when it drops on their costumes, clothes or even on the sofa! Because it’s made of syrup and dye, it can be a stubborn stain to tackle on Halloween.

Your best bet when removing fake blood stains is to apply white vinegar and put it in water overnight before returning to it the next day to wash it with detergent.

removing common halloween stains - fake blood

4. Drink Stains

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, one of the most common drinks is fruit punches (for the kids). You shouldn’t worry if your kids do make a mess and spill this drink on their clothes because the stains are easy to remove. All you need do is rinse the stained area with cold water and then wash it at 40 degrees.

fruit punch - kid with a halloween costume

Removing these common Halloween stains will be inevitable but don’t let them stop you from having a grand time with your family! Happy trick-or-treating!

A friendly reminder that if you need help, Laundryheap offers laundry services to tackle those stains for you and within 24 hours, we’ll bring your clothes back as good as new!

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Does Baking Soda Fade Colours?

Baking soda is popular due to its ability to tackle tougher stains regardless if it’s a sofa or a garment. With its many benefits to your laundry routine, it’s no surprise that it is a great alternative to fabric softener. But does baking soda fade colours?

Does baking soda fade colours

While baking soda can undeniably be a benefit to your laundry due to its natural antiseptic properties, you should still use it with caution due to its high pH level that can fade colours on clothes.

Delicate fabrics such as wool, cashmere and silk are sensitive to the pH level so using too much baking soda can cause colours to fade and in turn, makes removing stubborn stains like coffee more difficult.

In addition, over-using baking soda can cause fabrics like wool and fabrics to go coarse. To keep it safe, use white vinegar to prevent colours from fading and fabrics from getting coarse.

We recommend using baking soda to a minimum when it comes to treating stains on fabrics. Next time your delicate fabrics are stained, mix baking soda with water to treat the stains.

Baking soda is a great product and is generally safe to use in the laundry. When used in moderation and with care, it will not cause colours to fade but always be cautious when using it on delicate fabrics.

If you don’t have any baking soda or fabric softeners to get rid of any stains, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll tackle those stubborn stains for you!

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Travel Guide To Qatar

Qatar is already a popular tourist destination but with just a month left for the world cup, tourism is going to soar to high numbers. Whether you’re travelling for sightseeing or travelling just for the world cup, here is a travel guide to Qatar that will benefit you!

Travel guide to Qatar, Doha

Entry Requirements

The first key information in our travel guide to Qatar is to find out about the entry requirements. As of this writing, you’ll need to bring a PCR test certification that shows a negative result (48 hours prior to your flight) or a valid rapid antigen test certificate (24 hours prior to your flight).

In addition, you must also register, via Ehteraz, 3 days prior to your arrival. To make the process seamless, download the Ehteraz app and have it ready on arrival. Also, you must complete an ‘undertaken and acknowledgement form’.

Visas aren’t required if your stay is less than 30 days.

To stay on the safe side, always look at government websites for any updates.

Money

The currency Qatar uses is called the Qatari Riyal (QAR). If you are travelling to large cities like Doha, ATMs will be everywhere but it’s always best to be prepared and have cash with you in case smaller shops don’t accept card payments.

Where can I book football tickets?

Your best bet on booking match tickets is going on official football sites. Consider the teams you want to watch play and search official ticket providers for their matches. Official websites always have reliable ticket information.

Where Should I Stay

Qatar is home to the Middle East’s finest and most luxurious hotels so whatever hotel you end up booking, you’ll have an amazing stay. If you’re travelling solely for the world cup, book a hotel that is close to the stadium for convenience.

If you’re travelling for a holiday, we recommend staying in the west bay (Doha) where you’ll find captivating and Instagram-picture-worthy buildings and landmarks.

Whatever hotel you choose, you’ll fall in love with it but remember to book a hotel suited to your travel needs.

Travel guide to Qatar

Qatari Culture

Qatar is a conservative Muslim country. Respect the country and follow the dress codes like wearing clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Remember to not wear tank tops publicly.

Furthermore, if you are travelling during Ramadan, don’t eat or drink publicly during fasting hours.

Transport

Qatari transport is reliable and accessible to most locations you need. You will need a Hayya card to access buses, the metro and the tram. As you can imagine, the world cup match days will be very busy so plan your journey and leave plenty of time for you to eat and take pictures with friends and family.

Laundry Service

If you’re enjoying your trip and the world cup experience but need your laundry done as soon as possible, we have the perfect service for you!

Laundryheap operates in Qatar and with our quick and reliable service, we’ll collect your dirty laundry from your hotel and then return it back to you within 24 hours!

You don’t have to worry about the laundry because we’ll take care of it for you!

We hope you’ve found this travel guide to Qatar helpful!

Have a great and safe journey!

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3 common dessert stains (and how to remove them)

Everybody loves desserts, especially on national dessert day. Calories don’t count on this day (don’t spoil the fun!) but the laundry does count when you accidentally spill dessert on your clothes. Fortunately, we are here to guide you on how to remove the most common dessert stains.

1. Cake Icing Stains

Words cannot describe how great cake is; It’s creamy and sweet, and sometimes, it can be annoying when it lands on your lap! The icing part of the cake especially can be tedious to remove from your clothes due to its oily fat and artificial pigment.

To remove the cake icing stain, get a butter knife to scrape it and then rinse the stain with cold water. Afterwards, treat the stained area with a stain remover and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Common dessert stains - cake icing . muffins.

2. Ice Cream Stains

Summer may be over but it’s still not too cold for ice cream, especially in October! Ice cream brings smiles to faces, but like the gloomy autumn days, ice cream stains on your clothes bring frowns.

First things first, treat the stain immediately and don’t allow it to settle further into the fabric. Scrape the ice cream stain off using a butter knife and then pour some laundry detergent into the stain.

Read our blog here for a full guide on removing ice cream stains.

Common dessert stains - removing ice cream stains

3. Jelly Stains

Jelly is a delightful dessert that bursts with tasty fruity flavour. No matter what fruit your jelly is, it can wobble our laundry routine with an unexpected spill on your clothes.

Much like cake icing and ice cream stains, don’t let jelly stains settle into your clothes. Immediately scrape them off using a butter knife, wet a paper towel and blob the clothing and then proceed to pour stain remover.

Common dessert stains - jelly
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It’s very important to remind you that do not to put any dessert-stained garments into the dryer because the high heat will cause the stain to remain. Always be sure that stains have been removed first.

We hope you enjoy national dessert day. If you stumble on any of these common dessert stains, remember that Laundryheap is available to help you! We’ll remove any stains for you!

Life is sweeter when you book a laundry service with Laundryheap!

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3 Things Customers Don’t Like At Your Restaurant

It’s the best feeling when a customer recommends your restaurant to their friends and family. You serve them good food and they will return for more. But not everything will be all rosy when running a restaurant. Some customers will be unsatisfied. Here are 3 things customers don’t like at your restaurant.

1. Unprofessional Staff

Unprofessionalism is something customers don’t like at your restaurant. This doesn’t just mean how your staff speak to customers but also how they appear. Are their uniforms in good shape? Are there any dirty stains? Are they well-ironed? If the appearance doesn’t look good, it will leave a bad taste in your customer’s mouth.

Laundryheap has a solution to this problem. Our laundry services are available for your restaurant. Just book a service and we’ll clean your staff uniform to perfection so they can look professional!

Professional builds trust and it shows your customers that you mean business.

3 Things customers don't like at restaurant - unprofessional staff

2. Inconsistent or Dirty Table Linens

As soon as your customers sit at a table, they want to eat their food comfortable with no distractions. However, one thing that will irk your customers is dirty table linens. Any stains, dried or fresh, will result in annoyed looks and dissatisfaction. At times, this will be enough to turn your customers off and make them leave.

Laundryheap also hates dirty table lines but loves cleaning them for your restaurant! We’ll make sure no stains are remaining and your table linens look good as new!

In addition, you’ll also want to choose table linens that fit your brand’s image well. To get guidance on what to look for, read our blog here.

3 things customers don't like at your restaurant. dirty Table Linen

3. Food Lacking Quality

Your customers come to your restaurant for one reason: for a deliciously well-cooked meal. It will only them frustrated that their expectations haven’t been matched. If they’re extremely unhappy, this could lead to them writing negative reviews online!

Make sure your kitchen staff are well looked after. Provide them with the best environment to cook in. The kitchen staff’s morale can make a difference to their cooking quality.

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Unprofessional staff, bad food quality or dirty table linens are 3 things customers don’t like at your restaurant.

A friendly reminder that Laundryheap does offer laundry services to clean your chef’s coat so they don’t have to worry about laundering it themselves.

We’ll handle the laundry, you handle the food!

In addition, we also rent towels to your kitchen staff. Keeping equipped and clean helps with organisation and does lead to better staff morale.

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Happy serving your customers!

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