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Why Your Employees Will Benefit From a Laundry Service

Partnering with a laundry service can help your business save time and costs. However, it’s not just your business that reaps the rewards; it is also your employees. In this blog, we will explain why your employees will benefit from a laundry service.

Ways Employees can benefit from a laundry service

1. More Business Attraction

It is statistically proven that professionalism brings in more revenue and attraction for businesses.

Your staff’s uniform set the tone for professionalism and with our help, your work uniforms will stay tip-top!

If you manage a restaurant, it’s not just about how your food looks but it’s also about how your staff’s uniform look. Customers can be very quick to judge but a well-ironed and well-cleaned uniform shows professionalism and unity for your business.

2. Happier Workforce

Wearing a clean and comfortable uniform will result in a happier workforce.

The feeling of your staff taking their uniforms home to clean themselves can be exhausting, especially after they’ve completed a long shift. Chefs in particular have to deal with a lot of stains on their uniforms!

Employees, more often than not, can’t find the time to do laundry. Nobody loves doing laundry but luckily for you, Laundryheap loves doing laundry.

Your employees will benefit from a laundry service because Laundryheap is there to take care of their laundry and help them look sharp, feel comfortable and confident which will enhance performance.

3. Cleaner Work-Environment

Our services aren’t limited to just cleaning your employees’ work uniforms. We are also available to clean your towels and table linen!

Cleaner uniforms, towels and table linen prevents the spread of germs. It’s essential for your employees to work in a hygienic work environment.

In addition, nothing frustrates employees more than low inventory but with Laundryheap, we also rent towels to your business so that your business is never short.

Our commercial services are there to benefit both you and your employees.

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4 Ways To Prepare For Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas brings us the luxury of presents and togetherness. Amongst all that, it is a time when you need plenty of preparation with all the hosting, decorating, shopping, and eating (our favourite part!). Leaving all these to the last week will set off panic stations. To get you in the festive spirit, here are 4 ways to prepare for Christmas!

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1. Make a List and a Budget

Christmas is associated with love, joy, and togetherness (don’t let the Grinch tell you otherwise!). To help you prepare for Christmas and stay organised, make a list of people you want to send gifts and Christmas cards to; Friends, family and even your children’s teachers!

It’s also worth creating a budget so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank by the time Christmas day comes around.

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2. Get The Kids Involved

The magical part of Christmas is spending time with family. It’s also an opportunity to get the kids involved with decorations. Kids no doubt love presents (thank you Santa Claus!) but encouraging them to get involved in the planning helps you to prepare for Christmas!

Kids are creative and will no doubt have a lot of inspiration on how they want the Christmas tree to look like.

In addition, get the kids in the kitchen and bake cookies together! Homemade chocolate cookies and eggnog lattes are crowd-pleasers!  

If your kids do leave behind messy aprons – just get in touch with us and we’ll clean the aprons!

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3. Book a Laundry Service

We can’t begin to imagine how full the laundry basket is at this time of the year. All those events and hosting get-togethers make your laundry heavier than Santa’s bag of presents!

It’s always tempting to say ‘I’ll do it later’ but Laundryheap can help you prepare for Christmas. Having laundry done has never been easier.

By booking with Laundryheap, your laundry will be collected on the day and returned to you within 24 hours! No waiting, no Christmas stress and no laundry ruining the most wonderful time of the year!

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4. Keep an Eye Out For The Mail Delivery Times

People love cards and presents as much as we love doing laundry but be on the lookout for the mail delivery times. If you have friends and family that live far away, you will likely be relying on the mail to deliver your Christmas cards and presents.

As you are aware, the post office becomes very busy during the holiday season, so we highly recommend buying your stamps early and sending out everything a little early to beat the rush.

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December is a busy month for everyone but now we’ve told you 4 ways to prepare for Christmas, preparation should be easier!

Have a magical December!

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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