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How To Take Care Of Your Cardigans

Those winter days yearn for cardigans as they keep you warm and cosy! Cardigan is essential for the winter but because of its delicacy, it does need special care and attention. With proper care, your cardigans will last for years. In this blog, we’ll give you the best tips to care for your cardigans!

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1. Always Read The Label

When it comes to other garments, you might be able to get away with ignoring the label (even if it’s advised to read it). However, with cardigans, you will risk shrinking and fading them if you don’t read the label and proceed to wash them without care.

To properly care for your cardigans, read the labels to see details on washing, ironing, drying, dry clean etc.

2. Try To Wash By Hand

As a rule, try to avoid the washing machine because this can cause shrinking. Always opt to wash by hand as it helps preserve them better and keeps their fabrics intact.

To do this, wash your cardigan in cold water using a non-bio detergent. Let your cardigan soak for 30 minutes and then start to rinse under cold water. Once it’s been rinsed, gently squeeze the water out and roll it in a towel to ensure all the water is gone.

3. Don’t Over-Wash

Cardigans are mostly made out of wool and if it gets exposed to too much water regularly, they will start to wear down and lose their quality. To keep it safe, wash it every 5 wears but even then, spot-cleaning usually does the job.

Your body is not prone to sweat in the winter, so you won’t need to wash your cardigan as much, but if there is a spill or stain, you need to wash it immediately.

4. Wear a T-Shirt Underneath

It’s common for people to wear multiple layers in the winter. It does the job and keeps us warm! While cardigans do a great job themselves in keeping us cosy and warm, wearing a t-shirt underneath actually takes care of your cardigans better. This is because a t-shirt plays the part of a barrier that limits sweat and odour from getting to your cardigan. If there is less sweat on your cardigan, there is less need to wash the cardigan so it does a great job in preservation!

5. Fold Your Cardigans

A crucial tip to care for your cardigans is to fold, not hang, them. Hanging will cause them to stretch and lose their shape. So whenever you have washed and dried your cardigans, ensure they are folded neatly in a drawer or a shelf.

6. Contact Professionals To Care Of Your Cardigans

Winter is a great time to be all snuggled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate and watching TV. The thought of getting up to do your laundry chores can be annoying. The good news is, with Laundryheap, you can rely on us to take great care of your cardigans so you can stay cosy!

Our ironing and dry-cleaning services will ensure your cardigans will stay in tip-top condition so you can stay warm all winter!

Once you book a service, our team will collect your laundry and deliver them back to you within 24 hours – all clean and fresh!

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5 Laundry Habits To Stop in 2023

The new year presents an opportunity for change and getting rid of bad habits. When it comes to laundry, there are some habits that need to stay in 2022. In this blog, we’ll go through 5 laundry habits to stop in 2023.

1. Washing At The Same Temperature Every Time

The first laundry habit to stop in 2023 is washing everything at the same time. The temperature setting solely depends on what kind of material you are washing. As a rule of thumb, towels and bedding should typically be washed in warm or hot settings. Whereas fabrics such as cotton and wool need to be washed at lower temperatures to protect their shape.

Changing the temperature accordingly will save your clothes from fading and shrinking.

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2. Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

It’s impossible not to love laundry detergent as it’s the reason why our clothes end up smelling fresh. Unfortunately, using too much laundry detergent can result in residue marks on your garment. Once the residue sticks to your clothes, it can attract dirt.

If you’re guilty of this laundry habit, now it’s the best time to stop.

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3. You Forget To Empty Your Pockets

It can be seen as a clumsy habit but consequently, forgetting to empty pockets has a bad outcome on your washing machine because they can clog the washer drain. So next time when you start your laundry, empty metal objects like keys and coins to avoid any mechanical damage to your washing machine.

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4. Overloading The Washing Machine

We know how tempting it is to want to do all your laundry in one day. Laundry, as a chore, is a tedious and repetitive task.

Overloading the washing machine is a common habit because people want to finish all their laundry in one load but it will only ruin their laundry. This is because the more clothes inside the machine, the less likely the laundry detergent will circulate all around them.

Delegate your laundry and also be sure you’re not putting inside items that could damage your washing machine!

If you are finding yourself with a lot of laundry, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll do the laundry for you so you don’t have to worry about laundry chores!

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5. Ignoring The Signs Of A Faulty Washing Machine

The washing machine is a crucial appliance for our laundry. It takes care of our clothes so it’s best we take care of it. If you are guilty of ignoring signs that your washing machine is faulty, now is the best time to stop this habit and act.

Next time you hear an odd noise from your washing machine, smell a bad odour or see mould around the handle, it’s best to not ignore these signs. A faulty washing machine will not wash your clothes properly.

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So there you have it; The list of 5 laundry habits to stop in 2023.

It’s always best to start the new year right and following our guide will guarantee fresher and cleaner clothes!

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Hotel For Winter

Nothing says the winter season is here like the days getting shorter and colder. For hotels, winter is a period where you will get an influx of tourists booking to stay. For this reason alone, it’s important to start preparing how to cater to guests in this season. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled 4 ways to prepare your hotel for winter!

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1. Maintain a Strict Cleaning Schedule

Hygiene is important all year and all seasons. Whether it’s Spring, Summer or Autumn, you’ll want to maintain cleaning standards. However, there are higher chances of people getting cold and the flu during the winter so be sure to go boost your hygiene practices. Follow deep cleaning procedures after a guest has checked out.

Hoovering rooms, putting hand sanitisers in the reception and cleaning bed linens and towels all go a long way in stamping out any germs and bacteria.

2. Inspect Hotel Boiler

Picture this – your guests book a room at your hotel – expecting a warm and cosy stay. Then they discover the room feels a little cold and there is no hot water.

It’s a recipe for a bad review – especially in winter when everyone wants to be inside. To avoid a situation like this, inspect your hotel’s boiler and make it a top priority. January and February are very cold months so make sure to get your hotel’s boiler checked as soon as possible to prepare your hotel for winter!

3. Make Rooms More Comfortable

When it comes to winter, every detail of your hotel room must be of high standards. We’re not just talking about just the beds, pillows and towels but also about the room temperature and room amenities. After all, nothing beats the feeling of drinking a hot drink in a warm room.

To do our part in keeping your rooms up to standards, we do offer linen hire services! Our bed linen is fresh, smooth and of high quality! Not only will investing in our bed linens guarantee comfort and quality sleep for your guests but it will also maintain overall cleanliness!

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4. Provide Bathroom Essentials

A relaxing and warm shower in the winter is a heavenly feeling for guests. Be sure to provide the essential toiletries that your guests need such as body lotion, conditioner, shampoo, and shower gel.

Don’t forget the towels too! With Laundryheap Linen, you can order some durable, fluffy and warm towels to provide your guests with.

Managing a hotel is not easy no matter what season it is but preparation always makes things easier!

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How To Remove Whipped Cream Stains

Whipped cream instantly makes dessert or coffee sweeter! However, sometimes it does spill on our clothes but we don’t blame you! It’s not easy to have self-control when dealing with a topping as delicious as whipped cream. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a guide to help you remove whipped cream stains!

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Step 1: Rinse The Garment

To remove whipped cream stains, you first need to put the garment in a sink of water. Preferably, it’s better to have the garment inside out to get better cleaning results.

Because whipped cream has dairy in it, we highly advise against using hot water because you will risk the cream melting further into your garment.  

Step 2: Pretreat The Stained Area

Secondly, get a liquid detergent, pour it into the stained area, and let it sit for 30 minutes in cold water. Once the time has passed, gently rub the stained area to see how much of it is remaining.

It’s important to be patient throughout the process because the stain does take time to dry.

Step 3: Launder The Garment

Afterwards, proceed to launder your garment as normal. When the washing cycle finishes, check on your garment to see if the stain is removed before air-drying it.

Alternatively, you can also use your tumble dryer to dry your garment but it’s important you ensure the stain isn’t there otherwise the high heat will make it difficult for the whipped cream stain to come off.

We hope this guide has helped you to be better equipped to remove whipped cream stains!

If you still need help, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll remove the stains for you!  

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5 New Year Resolutions To Make In 2023

It’s a tale as old as time – when the new year comes, people are more motivated to set goals for themselves. Most times, the motivation to achieve these goals fades away by February. To make your year different, it’s best to set realistic goals and we’re here to help you do just that! Here are 5 new year resolutions to make in 2023.

1. Read More

Start the opening chapter of your 2023 by making it a new year resolution to read more

Whether it’s news articles, fiction or non-fiction books, reading is a great routine to add to your day. Not only will it keep you away from your phone, but it also benefits your memory, reduces stress, and allows you to learn new vocabulary.

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2. Travel

If the last few years have taught us anything it’s that life is unpredictable and it’s better to tick things off the bucket list while you can.

Therefore, travelling is one crucial new year resolution to make in 2023. Travelling creates thrilling new experiences that will broaden your knowledge of different cultures and meet interesting people.

The best thing about travelling is that it doesn’t have to be expensive as there are many budget-friendly places.

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3. Balance Your Work-Life Balance

Life as an adult isn’t easy. You get home and there is no time to cook or do the laundry. It gets harder when you’re a parent. It can also get overwhelming especially when you miss out on quality time with friends and family.

It’s essential you make it a new year resolution to better balance your work-life so you get to do the things you love.

The good news is that you can manage your work-life balance better by booking with Laundryheap. Our fast and reliable laundry services do the laundry for you so you can enjoy your free time more.

Once we collect your dirty laundry, we’ll return them back to you all clean within 24 hours!

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4. Cook More

We know it’s tempting to order takeaway but unlike laundry chores, cooking can be therapeutic, healthy and full of joy. Nothing beats the feeling of excitement after cooking a fresh meal.

What’s more, you have complete control over your meal’s ingredients which makes it more enjoyable.

So for 2023, make it a goal to make full use of your kitchen and cook more.

If you come across any food stains on your apron, just contact Laundryheap and we’ll remove them for you!

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5. Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Out of all the new year resolutions to make in 2023, getting quality sleep is a top priority.

Getting sufficient of sleep gets us in a better mood in the morning and increases productivity.

Set a resolution this year to ensure you improve your sleep quality. Whether it’s cutting down on caffeine or improving your bedroom environment, finding ways to improve sleep quality is a must.

If you suspect your duvet, pillowcases, bed sheet and linen need cleaning, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll clean them for you to ensure you sleep comfortably.

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These 5 new year resolutions to make in 2023 are a great way to boost overall productivity.  

Whether it’s reading more or balancing your work-life better, we hope the new year sees a new you.

Laundryheap would like to wish you a great 2023!

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3 Reasons Why Your Office Needs a Laundry Service

The office environment, much like any other work environment, does get overwhelming with the tasks. Even after completing these tasks, it can feel like work truly doesn’t stop as your employees still need to make sure they clean their uniforms when they get home. Fortunately, Laundryheap is the solution to keeping your employees morale up! In this blog, we’ll list 3 reasons why your office needs a laundry service.

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1. Employee Perks

There is no doubt that in the modern working environment, work-life balance is the number one priority for all workers. In fact, employees are known to get disgruntled if they are spending too much time working and not enough time enjoying their free time.

Your office needs a laundry service because Laundryheap can be a crucial employee perk that keeps your employees satisfied and motivated.

At Laundryheap, we believe in making life easier not just for your business but also for your employees. With our laundry service, your employees don’t need to spend after-work time doing the laundry. Instead, they can rely on us to launder, dry-clean, and iron their work uniform!

2. Professionalism

In an office environment, staff take pride in how they look. The little details matter from the shoes to the ties. For staff that have busy lifestyles, it’s hard to launder uniforms to finer details.

With Laundryheap, our team will go the extra mile to enhance your office’s professionalism; no more stains or wrinkles on your uniform!

Our laundry services will guarantee your staff’s suits look presentable, professional and sharp, especially for those Monday meetings!

3. Convenience

Laundry chores take a lot of time; from separating the colours, putting the washing machine cycle on, and drying the clothes to then folding them neatly. Sometimes, your employees may even need to go to the launderette or dry cleaners to get their uniforms cleaned. It can all be a hassle!

What your employees deserve is convenience and with Laundryheap, convenience is guaranteed. Once a service has been booked with us, we’ll pick up your staff’s laundry and return it the next day – all clean!

It’s convenient, easy and a third reason why your office needs a laundry service!

A laundry service goes a long way in keeping employees happy and making life easier for them in the office. It also comes in handy whenever there is an event and they need their suits dry-cleaned and ironed.

Partner with us today!

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How To Remove Gravy Stains

There is no denying that a Sunday roast would be incomplete without gravy. It’s delicious and adds flavour to the beef and potatoes! However, sometimes gravy ends up on your clothes accidentally as you are eating your tasty dinner. Due to its oily base, it can be a tricky stain to remove but don’t worry – in this blog, we’ll guide you on how to remove gravy stains!

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Step 1 – Act Fast

The trick to removing gravy stains is to act fast. Gravy is composed of a mixture of grease and protein so if you don’t treat the stain immediately, it will stick to your clothes and be even harder to remove. And let’s face it, gravy looks way better on the plate than it does on clothes!

Step 2 – Scrape Away The Gravy

Once you’ve seen the gravy stains on your clothes, get a butter knife and try to scrape off the excess gravy from the fabric.

Step 3 – Apply a Stain Remover or Laundry Detergent

Then, get either a stain remover or laundry detergent and apply it to the stained area to remove gravy stains. Try not to pour too much otherwise it may ruin the fabric of your garment. When you’ve poured the stain remover or laundry detergent, wait 15 minutes before moving on to step number 4.

Step 4 – Wash In Hot Water

Put your garment in the washing machine and wash it in hot water (that is suited for the fabric) using laundry detergent and colour-safe bleach.

It’s essential you thoroughly check your garment after the wash cycle has finished to see if the gravy stains are still there. If they are there, we strongly advise AGAINST putting your garment in the tumble dryer because the high heat will make the stain nearly impossible to remove.

If you are happy with the results, either air-dry the garment or put it in the tumble dryer.

The proof is in the pudding – follow these steps to remove gravy stains and you’ll start 2023 with no stains on your favourite clothes!

A friendly reminder that Laundryheap is available to help you should you come across any stubborn stains!

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The process is as easy as 1-2-3! Just book a service with us and we’ll collect your laundry and return them back the next day all washed and cleaned!

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Laundryheap 2022 Roundup

Before we say hello to 2023, we’ll dive into Laundryheap’s best moments from 2022. It has been the year that saw life slowly get back to normal and with that, came more opportunities. For Laundryheap, the year’s challenges have been met with growing optimism and success. From acquisitions to partnerships to events, here is our Laundryheap 2022 roundup!

1. Laundryheap Acquires Laundrapp

News in the laundry industry doesn’t get bigger than this. One of the big stories of 2022 was Laundryheap acquiring key competitor Laundrapp. Not only did this mean our customer base increased but we also became the market leader in the UK.

Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, this news is a testament to the growth of Laundryheap.

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2. Laundryheap Wins An Award At The LADAs

On November 3rd of 2022, Laundryheap attended the Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Awards (LADA). It was a night of entertainment, food, drinks and most crucially, celebration.

Laundryheap were delighted to win the ‘Digital/Technical’ award at the LADAs event. It was an important reminder that all the work ethic, teamwork and hard work had paid off.

The pandemic meant everyone at Laundryheap had to adapt to a new situation but to be awarded for our efforts shows how ambitious the team were.

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3. Partnerships

In our 2021 round-up, we highlighted our goal to increase our partnerships further. One year later, this goal has been achieved.

2022 has been the year of partnerships for Laundryheap.

From fintech companies to hotels, here are some of the partnership announcements we made this year:

  • Tabby
  • Get Ease
  • Warren House Hotel
  • Adagio Aparthotels
  • The Lime Tree Hotel
  • Euston Square Hotel
  • Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester

In addition, we also announced an extension to our partnership with UnderTheDoormat.

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4. Global All-Hands Call

The team harmony in Laundryheap has been the catalyst for success. It’s been a collective effort from everyone (in all departments) to meet the goals and expectations.

On October 2022, all departments of Laundryheap came together on a big call to talk about Laundryheap’s achievements this year and what is expected in the future.

It was certainly a big highlight of 2022 to get everyone together and look back at what the company has achieved.

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5. Laundryheap’s Global Growth

The company has grown exponentially since 2014. Breaking through the UK market alone was a dream but in 2022, Laundryheap has made big moves to grow globally.

Particularly in Singapore which is one of Laundryheap’s fastest-growing countries. This feat is impressive because Singapore was launched in the middle of the pandemic.

Laundryheap managed to seize the technological opportunities and set up remotely abroad. Skip to 2022, we have a stable laundry service in Singapore and a great social media channel to engage with our Singaporean customers.

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That concludes Laundryheap’s 2022 round-up. It’s been a great year and we thank you for supporting us throughout!

We aim to make 2023 bigger and continue to make laundry convenient for consumers.

Laundryheap would like to wish you all the merriest of Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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The Guide To A Christmas Bedroom

The Christmas tree is up, and presents are all wrapped up – it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Decorations are glamorous but it doesn’t have to stop in your living room; spread the festive spirit further and decorate your bedroom! To help you out, we’ve compiled a guide to a Christmas bedroom!

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Christmas Bedding

It is the most wonderful time of the year but it is also the most magical time! No feeling beats the feeling of waking up on Christmas day and all snuggled up in your festive duvet! Not only will this keep you cosy throughout the cold winter nights, but it will also keep you cheery and right into the Christmas spirit!

First things first, it wouldn’t be a Christmas bedroom if you didn’t get festive-themed beddings and duvet. Christmas will get a whole lot cosier if you did!

Make sure you get red and white colours to symbolise the colours of Christmas.

Don’t forget the threat counts of your bedding! Go for 200 thread count to add an element of comfort.

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Pillows

Your Christmas Bedroom would be incomplete without a pillow. While it is a time of joy and happiness, the preparation itself can cause Christmas chaos so make sure you sprinkle extra Christmas magic in your room with a comfy pillow!

A pillow that has Christmas lyrics on it is sure to make your room extra Christmassy!

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Hang a Wreath In Your Christmas Bedroom

Sometimes simplicity is the key to happiness and if you want to go the extra mile, we suggest hanging a wreath somewhere in your room. Whether it’s on a wall or just above your bed, it is a magical feature that adds more glamour to your room!

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We hope this guide to a Christmas bedroom has helped!

Embracing Christmas is great for the overall atmosphere in your house – whether in the living room or the bedroom. It is a time of love and togetherness.

A friendly reminder that if you notice any stains on your Christmas bedding or pillows, just get in touch with us and we’ll remove them for you! After 24 hours, we’ll return them to you all clean!

We, at Laundryheap, would hate to see stains ruin your Christmas mood!  

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Visiting Qatar In December

If you’re visiting Qatar in December, you are in for a treat! The weather is not extremely hot – making the conditions suited to tour the country. From events to attractions, here is our list of things to do in Qatar this December!

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The Football World Cup

It’s hard not to mention the football world cup in this list. It’s perhaps the main attraction if you’re visiting Qatar this December. The football world cup happens every 4 years, but this event is unique as it’s the first time it is being hosted in the Middle East.

Make the most of your trip and check official websites for match tickets. If you’re not booking tickets, don’t miss the opportunity to have a look around the stadiums and marvel at them!

We strongly recommend you to read our blog on the travel guide to Qatar for more details on travelling during the world cup.

Celebrate Qatar’s National Day

If you visit Qatar in December, you’ll get the chance to celebrate Qatar National Day on the 18th of December – a day celebrating Qatari independence. Just be wary that certain shops and banks may be closed because this is a public holiday.

Experience Qatar’s First Winter Wonderland

The football world cup is a historic event in Qatar, but in December, Qatar is also proud to host its first winter wonderland festival. If you’re travelling with kids, be sure to visit this festival and enjoy a family day out!

Visit The 3-2-1 Sports Museum

Qatar is a fascinating country with a rich history that you can learn more about at the national museum of Qatar. However, one museum you should also explore is the 3-2-1 sports museum. In this museum, you can learn about the history of Qatari sports and how the Qatari football team won the Asian Cup 2019  

Visit The Largest Shopping Mall In Qatar

If you love shopping, you’ll love Qatar! In December, Qatar is set to open the mall of Qatar which will be home to 500 shops, 100 food and beverage outlets, a hotel, and many entertainment options.

Discover it and buy gifts and souvenirs for your lucky friends!

Whether you’re visiting Qatar in December or other months, you’ll have a great time! It is an easy place to get around in with the Karwa taxis being easily available.

If you do need your laundry cleaned, a friendly reminder we do have services in Qatar! Get in touch with us so you don’t have to do your laundry! We’ll collect it from your hotel, clean it to perfection and return it to you within 24 hours!

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