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How To Care For Polyester

Polyester is a great synthetic material and is a popular fabric choice due to its comfort, durability, and simplicity. If you’re wondering about the best ways to care for polyester, we are here to help clear your doubts.

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Washing Polyester

The first thing you need to know about caring for polyester clothing is the details on washing. As a rule of thumb, always read the care label to find what settings, on the washing machine, you need to wash your polyester clothing on.

To be on the safe side, turn the polyester inside out to maintain the quality.

If your washing machine doesn’t have polyester settings, we strongly recommend using warm settings because this will also help remove stains and prevent shrinkage.

What About Hand-Washing?

Alternatively, hand-washing polyester is an option; more often than not, it does the job. If you do want to go with this option, fill up a bowl with warm water and laundry detergent and put your garment inside. Afterwards, use cold water to rinse it out and then put it on a clothesline to dry if you don’t see any stains.

Avoid High Heat

Like any synthetic material, polyester is sensitive to high heat as it can damage the fabric.

To properly care for polyester clothing, make sure you set your tumble dryer to low-medium temperature settings.

In addition, it’s best to always hang polyester material up after they’ve dried to reduce wrinkles from forming. In turn, this reduces the time you need to do the ironing.

Now that you know how to care for polyester clothing, we do want to remind you that you can always count on Laundryheap if you need a laundry service.

Whether your clothing material is cashmere, wool or polyester, we are just one click away from collecting your laundry, washing them to perfection and returning them to you within 24 hours!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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How Often Should You Change Your Pillows

Everyday life can be quite stressful with balancing work and chores. Getting a good night’s sleep with a good pillow is important for recharging. However, sometimes pillows show signs of wear and tear but how often should you change your pillows?

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Generally, pillows last up to 1 or 2 years but this is also dependent on the pillow material. Pillows such as polyester, down or feather can last up to 1-2 years while polyfoam and latex pillows can last 3 years.

We strongly recommend you look out for any signs that your pillow needs replacing. You can check our blog about this here.

Changing your pillows is important because it maintains hygiene. Think about all the sweat, body oil, saliva and hair that has been absorbed by a pillow. Over time, these will build up bad odours and even attract bed bugs.

Furthermore, our dead skin cells are also absorbed by pillows and for dust mites, this is the hotspot to multiply. Sleeping on a pillow infested by dust mites can cause watery eyes, runny nose and overall, make sleep quality even worse.

Lastly, you deserve the best rest and sleep you can get. With a bad pillow, your sleep quality will suffer because putting your head on a flat pillow will cause neck pain.

Now that you know how often you should change your pillows, we hope you increase their lifespan by looking after them!

Book a Service With Laundryheap!

At Laundryheap, we also provide services to launder your pillow. If you notice any stains on your pillows, book a service with us and we’ll help you!

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Why Your Café Needs A Laundry Service

Running a café is demanding with all the never-ending tasks. Managing your staff and your customers’ expectations doesn’t make the job any easier. When you add laundry to the mix, it can be overwhelming and sometimes, your café needs a laundry service to handle the laundry.

Well, we are here to spill the beans. Laundryheap is a great laundry service to partner up with!

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Why does your café need laundry service, you ask? Firstly, in a busy work environment, your staff could use some help with having their aprons cleaned by a service.

Imagine finishing off a long shift and going home with your coffee-stained aprons and laundering it by yourself when you could be resting. By partnering up with us, your staff don’t have to worry about their uniforms because they can rely on us to clean them to perfection and make them look the part in front of your customers!

Convenient

Additionally, another reason why your café needs a laundry service is that it makes it convenient for you – the owner. Laundry can get in the way of running your business but with Laundryheap, you are guaranteed a quick turnaround, high-quality cleaning and FREE delivery!

The booking process is as easy as 123! All you need to do is book a collection date, we’ll collect your work aprons and deliver them back the next day!

A cleaned apron makes for a happier barista all around!

So, let’s find a common ground and partner up!

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How To Remove Butter Stains

Butter is delicious and looks good on toast, mac and cheese, and most desserts. However, one thing butter doesn’t look good on is our clothes. No matter how delicious butter is, the feeling of noticing butter stains on clothes is frustrating. Due to its greasy, oily texture and milk protein features, it can be quite a task to remove butter stains.

To help you, we’ve prepared a guide on how to remove butter stains.

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Butter stains can be a little difficult to notice, especially when they’ve settled into our clothes. You’ll only notice the butter stains from close when you are doing your laundry.

If you are lucky to spot them quickly, stop what you are doing and get a butter knife to scrape off the butter. Then get a clean white cloth and blot away the stain.

Then, get baking soda and pour it over the stained area to help absorb the oil and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Afterwards, treat the stain with a laundry stain remover. As usual, ensure your fabric type is fine to be treated with the laundry stain remover.

You can also use a liquid detergent for this step. Once it’s been poured into the stained area, let it sit for 15 minutes.

Once you’ve pre-treated accordingly, you can wash your fabric at the hottest temperature (per care label instructions).

Lastly, check your garment after the washing machine cycle is completed. If the stain is removed, let the garment air dry.

We don’t recommend using the dryer because butter stains are hard to see when your garment is wet and straight out of the washing machine. Furthermore, high heat can do more damage to your fabric.

Essentially, you must read the care labels to ensure the fabrics need dry cleaning. If they need dry-cleaning, we strongly advise you to take your clothes to a professional cleaner like Laundryheap to remove butter stains and get the best results!

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We hope you’ve found our blog useful. A friendly reminder you can also book a service with Laundryheap if you notice any stains on your clothes! We’ll remove them for you and return your clothes within 24 hours!

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Visiting Dublin On A Budget

Whether you’re moving to Dublin or travelling with family, there is no doubt it’s a great city with its lively streets, Guinness and historic buildings. However, the city can be quite pricey but luckily, visiting Dublin on a budget is possible. Here are our tips to travel to Dublin without breaking the bank.

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When Is The Best Time To Visit?

Visiting Dublin on a budget requires careful planning and preparation. This means that you need to look at the best time to visit Dublin. Typically, November, December and January are seen as the cheapest times to visit.

Furthermore, we also recommend booking on a Tuesday as that is the cheapest day to book.

Accommodation

Ideally, you should book your accommodation weeks or even months in advance to get the best deals.

Booking Airbnbs are also a good way to stay on a budget and at times, they are cheaper than a hotel room.

If you are staying in an Airbnb and you found that your laundry is piling up, just get in touch with us and we’ll pick up your laundry and return it back to you within 24 hours!

Using Transport

If you are keen to experience transport in Dublin, it’s important to remember that buses only accept cash and although they don’t give change, they are still cheap to use. The buses are a great option to use when travelling to the city centre from the airport.

We do advise you to get a Dublin pass that allows you to see 30 destinations and also gives you the chance to go on the hop-on, hop-off bus.

You also have the option of using LUAS, a tram system, that operates on two lines.

The good news is that when you’re in the city centre, you can get to the main places just by walking so using the transport system isn’t essential.

Explore The Cheap Attractions

It may sound hard to believe but there are free attractions to visit in Dublin. One of these is the national gallery. If you’re into art, we highly recommend this place which includes the works of Rembrandt, Money and Goya.

Attractions like Dublin Castle and St. Patricks don’t cost much just to look at them from the outside and take those amazing instagrammable photos!

Also, you should visit the national museum of Ireland if you’re interested in learning more about the culture and history.

Stay On A Budget When Visiting Pubs

It’s tempting, we know. Going to Dublin for the drinking culture is a must for many but it is also expensive. While you should visit the famous Temple Bar for the experience, we also recommend visiting other local pubs that are cheaper. Some pubs and bars price their pints for less than 4 EUR which is affordable!

Dublin is a trip that will give you many memories. Visiting Dublin on a budget is important but having fun and enjoying the trip with friends and family is also important!

A friendly reminder that we do offer laundry services in Dublin! If you need a hand in your laundry, just book a service with us!

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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.

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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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What Happens If My Clothes Shrink?

Laundry mistakes are inevitable – you can’t stop them. We love our clothes and want to take care of them but unfortunately, clothes shrinking is common. While this can be quite the heartache, you can still save your clothes even after they’ve shrunk. In this blog, we’ll provide the answer to the question ‘what happens if my clothes shrink?’.

What Happens if my clothes shrink

Firstly, it’s important we dive a little deeper into why clothes shrink. The most common reason is that the dryer’s temperature was too hot, and some clothes and fabrics shrink when exposed to high heat. We always recommend you read the labels to make sure your garment is suited for tumble drying.

Cotton, wool, and linen are usually materials that are prone to shrinking.

Now to the main question. If you do come across the ‘oh dear my clothes have shrunk’ moment, here is what to do.

Fill a sink with lukewarm water and add baby shampoo. Stir it well until you see bubbles. You can also use a conditioner that will help stretch the fibres of your garment.

After you’ve done that, put the shrunk garment in lukewarm water and leave it there between 30 minutes and one hour.

Once time has passed, remove the garment but make sure you’ve let the water drip back into the sink.

Then, get a large absorbent towel and roll up the garment inside to squeeze out the remaining water. If the garment is getting damp, then it means you are doing it right.

Finally, stretch your clothing out so it starts to reshape and then air dry it but monitor it carefully.

Clothes shrinking is a common laundry mistake but as our guide has shown, clothes can be recovered. However, we do recommend always reading care labels to prevent clothes from shrinking.

A reminder that our laundry services are available to you if you found yourself too busy to do laundry! No hassle and no clothes shrinking!

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