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5 Things To Remember When Travelling

Travelling is fulfilling; you experience new places, and food and learn about different cultures. In the midst of travelling, it does come with challenges because wondering what to pack and planning for the trip can be overwhelming. What if we told you that it doesn’t have to be that way? In this blog, we will go through the 5 things to remember when travelling!

Things To Remember While Travelling

1. Research The Entry Requirements

Every country has its own requirements to enter. While you’ll always need a passport or ID, there are other documents that don’t catch our attention as much. Keep a look out for VISA requirements but fortunately, countries like Bahrain make the process seamless with digital eVisa registering.

In addition, vaccines and other health documents are important things to remember when travelling. Follow the protocols.

2. Prepare Financially

Travelling by plane is not expensive but touring the country can be pricey so keep a budget. There are things you can do to prepare for your trip financially.

For starters, it always helps to know the currency exchange and to see how your currency compares to the local one. Also, find out if your credit card can be used on your trip and contact your bank just so they don’t block your card from being used overseas.

3. Use a Laundry Service

Packing dirty clothes on your way back home can be tedious. Many people don’t do their laundry while on holiday because launderettes can be expensive.

However, we are here to remind you that Laundryheap is here for your laundry! If you’re travelling to Netherlands, USA, UAE, Qatar, Denmark, Bahrain etc. you can book a laundry service with us! It’s affordable, flexible and fast!

Once booked, we’ll collect your laundry on the same day and return it back within 24 hours to your hotel! It saves you time and money on the tedious laundry chores and it makes your trip better!

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4. Find Out What Your Hotel Offers

If you’re on a budget trip, the chances are that your hotel may not have everything you need. It’s worth remembering, when travelling, that you’ll probably need to bring your own toiletries or a good towel that you feel comfortable in.

Most hotels will usually have towels and basic toiletries but just in case they don’t, be prepared and remember the essentials.

5. Remember To Pack Plug Adapter Before

Plug adapters are essential things to remember when travelling abroad. We need them to charge our phones and laptops. Avoid buying them at your destination because they can be quite expensive.

Always be prepared and pack a plug adapter beforehand to save you money and the hassle of going from shop to shop looking for one.

Travelling is a great experience and an opportunity to create memories with friends and family.

These are 5 things to remember when travelling but perhaps the most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy your trip!

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Choosing The Right Apron – The Guide

Having a good menu and tables is great but aprons also add to the ambience of your restaurant. Aprons make your staff feel protected and comfortable so it’s essential your restaurant has the best aprons. In this blog, we’ll guide you on the important considerations in choosing the right apron.

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Style

When choosing the right apron for your restaurant, the style should embody what your restaurant is all about. Pick an apron in accordance with your restaurant’s theme (i.e., casual or smart) and brand colour. Your customers don’t miss details so it’s important your table linens, restaurant and uniforms are all in synergy to create a consistent look.

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Material

Researching the material goes a long way in assuring long-term quality. It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying cheap material to save money but by doing so, you’ll have a material that is flammable and poorly durable when it comes to washing.

The general rule of thumb is to avoid buying synthetic fibres like acrylic or 100% cotton aprons because they are flammable and not the safest to use.

If you’re looking for a material that is durable, lightweight, and easy to launder, look no further than 100% polyester! An added bonus to this material is that it doesn’t shrink and is wrinkle-resistant.

In addition, poly-cotton and leather are also known as reliable apron materials.

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Functionality

Choosing the right apron is all about finer details and presentation. Your staff are going to be working long shifts so it’s important you consider design and functionality.

For front-of-house staff, consider aprons with pockets so they can put any tips, pens, and pads inside. Not only does this make it easier for them but it makes your restaurant look professional. Pockets are also important for your chef’s apron in case they need to put their towels or utensils inside.

Additionally, you want to ensure you are meeting safety standards. Double-check that all the strings are secured and not flimsy. All it takes is one loose string for an accident or spillage to happen.

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Can Withstand Laundry

The style, functionality and material are factors to make sure your aprons can withstand the kitchen mess and stains but choosing aprons that can withstand laundry is vital. Your staff will be wearing your aprons so be certain to choose aprons that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear after laundry.

The kitchen stains can be stubborn to remove but that’s why Laundryheap is here for your business. We will make sure your aprons are cleaned to perfection and returned to your restaurant within 24 hours!

Just book a service with us and we’ll come to you and clean your aprons!

When it comes to laundry, we bring a lot to the table!

Your aprons add to your restaurant’s overall theme and service.

Happy serving.

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6 Things You Should Never Put In The Tumble Dryer

Tumble dryers are a great appliance; they dry clothes efficiently and save you time from hanging clothes on the clothesline. However, while the tumble dryer makes the chores easier, it’s not made for every garment item.  Here is a list of items you should never put in the tumble dryer.

1. Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are the epitome of style and elegance. They’re clothing accessories that need to be taken care of. As good as they look, they should never be put in the tumble dryer because the heat in the dryer can ruin their shape and texture. So next time your leather jacket gets wet from the rain, hang it up to preserve its material.

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2. Bags and Packpacks

Whether it’s school bags or normal bags, they do need cleaning. Just like the leather jacket, bags shouldn’t be put in the tumble dryer because they will shrink and ruin the insides of the bags.

Also, if you are travelling, it’s best to avoid putting backpacks in the tumble dryer. It’s best to air-dry both backpacks and bags.

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3. Silk

Silks are delicate fabrics, and they should never be put in the tumble dryer because the heat will overwhelm the material and cause wrinkles to form.

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4. Sweaters

Perfect for the winter weather, sweaters are items that can be quite sensitive to the dryer’s heat as it shrinks them. Once your clothes have been shrunk, it’s hard to get your sweater back to its original shape. Always follow the care labels and air-dry to take better care of your sweaters.

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5. Swimwear

Washing your swimwear after using them is important to get rid of any sand or chlorine. Once washed, this item should never be put in the tumble dryer because of its fabric material. The heat will ruin the swimwear’s fabric.

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6. Wool

Wool is a delicate material that is prone to shrinking due to the high heat in the tumble dryer. It’s worth noting that some wool items are manufactured to withstand tumble dryers, but the rule of thumb is to always read the label for instructions. If your wool garment’s label says it is not made to go in the tumble dryer, heed the advice and start to air-dry.

For every item you put in the tumble dryer, always read the care label to be on the safe side. Your clothes deserve to be taken care of and safely laundered and dried.

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How To Remove Cheese Stains

Today happens to be national cheese toast day. For the cheese lovers out there, celebrate loudly and eat good cheese! It goes well in our pasta, mac and cheese, pizza, and toast! However, cheese dropping on your clothes is not a good sight and if you need guidance on how to remove cheese stains, this blog will help you!

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Scrape The Cheese Stained Area

First things first, don’t wet the cheese stains when you first notice them. Instead, try to scrape as much of the cheese stain using a paper towel.

Pre-Treat And Wash Gently

To remove cheese stains, always read the care labels to be extra cautious with your garment material. Once you’ve read the care label, start to pre-treat the stained area with a liquid detergent and wait for 5 – 10 minutes.

Afterwards, put your garment in warm water. Start to wash it gently and use a clean cloth to scrub the stain with a detergent solution.

If you’re not happy with the results, you can repeat the same steps, but this time treat the cheese-stained area with 1/3 cup of vinegar and 2/3 cup of water. If your garment is made of fabric, put it into the washing machine and start to launder.

Dry Your Garment

After the washing cycle is over, get a soaked clean sponge and try to blot the stain to make sure the detergent solution is removed. When you remove the cheese stains, proceed to dry your garment, ideally on an outdoor clothesline.

We hope cheese stains on your clothes don’t ruin national cheese toast day for you! It’s a day that deserves celebration and brings joy to all cheese lovers!

At Laundryheap, we love cheese as much as we love doing your laundry.

If you don’t have a washing machine, just get in touch with Laundryheap! We’ll remove the cheese stains on your clothes and also launder them to perfection!

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5 Hotel Mistakes To Avoid

Hotel owners have the responsibility to keep guests happy and keep the hotel running smoothly. It’s not an easy task and mistakes will occur throughout your journey as the owner. To help you get ahead of the curve, here are 5 hotel mistakes to avoid!

1. Not Including Key Details In Your Website

When guests are looking for a hotel to book, the first thing they look for is convenience. List all the important information that will be helpful to the guests. These could include information on breakfast, airport taxi transfers, check-in/check-out times or any attractions nearby the location.

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2. Not Looking After Your Guests

It goes without saying but one of the major hotel mistakes to avoid is not following up on your guests after they’ve booked. It’s great to welcome and greet your guests as they arrive but this should be followed upon. Always be available and provide assistance whenever they need help.

One way you can look after your guests is by partnering up with a laundry service. With Laundryheap, your guests will feel like royalty as we’ll come and collect their laundry and return it back to your hotel within 24 hours! It’s convenient and it makes your guests happy!

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3. Not Upgrading Your Wi-FI

For most, having a fast internet connection is important. Your hotel is likely to attract businesspeople who will need the WI-FI to connect to their meetings. Unfortunately, the most common negative review is slow WI-FI.

Not fixing slow WI-FI is a bad hotel mistake. Upgrade your WI-FI and invest in boosters so that every room has a great signal. It will put smiles on faces, especially those who are travelling from abroad as a good steady WI-FI means they don’t need to worry about data roaming charges

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4. Not Investing In Better Bed Linens

Guests come to the hotel to have a cosy and comfortable stay and if your bed linens aren’t of high quality, you’ll receive negative reviews from your guests.

That’s why you should invest in better bed linens to give your guests that heavenly feeling of a goodnight’s sleep! With Laundryheap Linen, you can elevate your hotel room with luxurious, cosy, and soft bed linen!

Just visit Laundryheap Linen to book an order for your hotel! Trust us, your guests will fall in love with our bed linens!

Hotel Mistakes To Avoid - Not Investing in Bed Linens

5. Failing To Maintain An Online Presence

Regarding hotel mistakes, failing to maintain an online presence is a major one to avoid. In the modern day, the digital world is ever-changing, and your hotel needs to take advantage of it. Be active on the social media pages and look for any comments.

Keep track of guest reviews. Reply to the negative comments from previous guests and find a solution to their queries. It’s also beneficial if you replied to guests who give you good feedback.

Furthermore, use emails to follow up on hotel guests. Ask them to rate their experience and get their feedback. The more reviews your hotel gets, the better chance you can use the feedback to improve the overall service.

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Hotel mistakes are common, and every hotel will encounter mistakes at some point in its journey. However, there are ways to reduce the chances of these mistakes from happening.

We hope you’ve found our blog useful.

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Bahrain Travel Tips

Bahrain is a wonderful country that is enriched with culture, architecture, history, and delicious food. Because it is an island country with no land borders, Bahrain is a hidden gem that is worth exploring! If you are thinking of visiting, here are the key Bahrain travel tips for you!

Bahrain Travel Tips

Read Government Website

The past two years have seen some unprecedented times in our lifetime. Plans are constantly changing. To be on the safe side, frequently check the UK and Bahrani government websites to see the latest updates on travel restrictions, requirements etc. Finding out the country’s rules on masks and social distancing should be at the top of your priorities.

When To Visit Bahrain

Bahrain has a very hot climate. If you’re not so keen on the heat, visit between November to March. While the weather still will be hot, it won’t be as high as the other periods of the year.

If you do love Formula 1 and want to visit for the Bahrain Grand Prix, March and April will be the time to visit but make sure you stay hydrated, it will be very hot!

If you are on a budget, we recommend visiting Bahrain in January as that’s generally the cheapest time to fly.

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Visa Requirements

It’s compulsory for anyone travelling with a UK passport to get a valid Bahrain visa. You may think this will be time-consuming but worry not, Bahrain now uses an electronic visa system known as the Evisa! The best thing about Evisa is that you can apply online – through your laptop or phone – which saves you the hassle of going to the Embassy.  Just make sure you apply 3 days before your trip.

Currency

Bahrain uses the Bahraini Dinar (BHD). To get a brief idea of how this compares with the British Pound Sterling, one Bahraini Dinar equals 2.26 pounds. This is an important Bahraini travel tip as currency information helps you to plan your trip better!

Having The Correct Adaptor

A tourist’s worst nightmare is going to a country and not having the correct adaptor to charge their low-battery phone.

This is why out of all the Bahrain travel tips, knowing what adaptor to use is essential.

Some go to Bahrain for a holiday while others visit for business reasons. If you are the latter, getting the right adaptor is fundamental in case you need to use your work laptop.

Bahrain currently uses the plug type G; this has three rectangular pins, and it operates on 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Public Transport

Taxis are usually the best way to get around in Bahrain. They are quick, convenient, and efficient with their service. Taxi drivers usually have a meter inside their car so keep an eye on it as you are being transferred to your location.

Bahrain also has a steady network of public buses that run from 6 am to 9 pm.

Laundryheap Services Are Available

If you are staying for a while and the laundry is piling up, here is a travel tip; just book a laundry service that does the laundry work for you!

Yes, that’s right – Laundryheap is available to book in Bahrain! If you need your laundry to be done, just get in touch with us and we’ll clean your clothes and return them back to your hotel within 24 hours!

We hope these Bahrain travel tips will make you even more prepared and excited to visit! It’s a truly remarkable place to visit and you’ll no doubt have a great time!

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4 Tips For Hosting an Airbnb

Airbnbs are becoming more popular each year and along with hotels, they’re at the top of the pecking order regarding hospitality. Hosting Airbnb takes a lot of planning, attention to detail and commitment. With the right mindset, you can be successful and get good reviews from guests. Here are 4 tips for hosting an Airbnb!

Tips for hosting an Airbnb
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1. Be Clear In Your Listing

When you upload your Airbnb profile, the messaging is very important. Be clear about what your Airbnb offers. List all the essential amenities, talk about the location’s convenience (if it’s close to the shops or a train station), parking, WIFI connection etc. State the check-in and check-out times clearly.

Don’t forget to include pictures. Not only does this help with first impressions but it gives the potential guest an idea of what the room looks like. However, when you are hosting an Airbnb, don’t over-exaggerate information because you won’t manage customer expectations well.

2. Greet Your Guests

Greeting your guests when they first arrive is an important tip when hosting an Airbnb. First impressions count and it’s always great to make them feel welcomed when they arrive. Start a small chat and let them know you are available should they have any questions. Being responsive goes a long to building trust and it helps guests settle.

3. Keep A Cleaning Schedule

Your Airbnb should be spotless. In times like this, hygiene is everything. Poorly cleaned Airbnb or hotels get the most vocal negative reviews. Make sure your Airbnb is praised for its cleanliness. Prioritise keeping a cleaning schedule for your bathroom and toilet and leave a nice freshener in the hallway.   

4. Partner Up With A Laundry Service

As Airbnb hosts, you can’t do everything on your own. That’s why Laundryheap is available for you! Our on-demand service provides laundry for your items. What’s more, you can also rent our fresh bed linens and towels. Partner with us so we can contribute to giving your guests the best experience and stay!

Hosting an Airbnb does come with challenges, but it is also rewarding! Nothing beats the feeling of knowing your guests are thankful for letting them stay at a place they can relax and feel at home.  

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Picking The Right Napkins For Your Business

When it comes to napkins, it’s important to consider what your business expectations are and who your customers are. Every napkin is different and because of this, you need to make a few considerations before buying napkins. In this blog, we will guide you on picking the right napkins for your business.

Key Things To Consider When Picking The Right Napkins

Types of Business

The decision to choose napkins stems from what kind of business you run. If you run a café, you most likely will need to choose paper napkins that are made to be disposed of after use. Paper napkins are cheap, and they meet the criteria for hygiene and serviceability.  

If you run a restaurant, you may opt for cloth napkins that are highly absorbent and do need to be washed after use.

Laundryheap does offer commercial services so if your cloth napkins need washing, get in touch with us and we’ll clean them to professional standards and return them back to your restaurant within 24 hours!

Picking the right napkins for your business

Menu

When picking the right napkins for your business, consider your menu. Most restaurants and pubs use a static menu; one that doesn’t change quite often. If your restaurant happens to have these menus, both paper and cloth napkins will suit just fine. If your restaurant has a special birthday occasion or a large gathering, it’s best to use paper napkins as you can expect a high turnover of customers.

Be sure to choose napkins that are aesthetically vibrant and match the theme of your restaurant.

If your restaurant is a buffet, you will need highly absorbent and long paper napkins. Customers will be cleaning up very often so make sure you are prepared to order loads.

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Material

Material is everything when you are searching for napkins. The ideal material should be durable, has a good reusable factor and be highly absorbent.

Cotton napkins in particular are known to be extremely thick and durable, and they come with the reputation of being hypoallergenic.

In comparison, linen napkins are more lightweight but because of their soft material, they dry quickly after being wet.

Linen napkins that are organic and textured are great for outdoor seating as they add to the ambience of your restaurant.

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Picking the right napkins for your business requires research and it’s not easy. We hope we’ve guided you in the decision-making process.

A friendly reminder, we do offer laundry services for restaurants, bakeries, and cafés. If you need your work uniforms, table linens, napkins or aprons cleaned, just get in touch with us!

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How To Clean The Ironing Board

Ironing is synonymous with clean and fresh clothes. It helps keep the wrinkles away from our clothes and makes us feel good afterwards. However, while we focus on ironing our clothes, it’s easy to forget the importance of cleaning our ironing board. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how to clean the ironing board.

Like with everything we store in the house, ironing boards can be prone to dust, dirt and debris. If you don’t clean the ironing board, there is a high chance of all the dirt latching onto your clothes.

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1. Remove Cover and Pad

Before cleaning the ironing board, remove the cover and pad. In most cases, cover boards are fine to go inside the washing machine but always read the care label to be certain.

If your ironing board cover isn’t suited for a washing machine, proceed to manual wash. Spot the dirty stains and get one cup of water, one cup of vinegar and three tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle and start to spray the stained area. After a few minutes, get a damp cloth and wipe the ironing board.

2. Proceed Wiping The Ironing Board

To ensure you clean the ironing board effectively, get a good sanitizer, continue using a damp cloth and start wiping the top of the surface. Don’t miss any parts of the ironing board; be wary of any lurking cobwebs underneath the board. Wipe down the legs of the board and remove any cobwebs you see. Let the spray settle to ensure the best cleaning results.

3. Start Drying Your Ironing Board

Once you’ve cleaned the ironing board, replace your cloth with a dry one and start wiping it to dry it. Once it is fully dry, put back the ironing board cover and pad.

Your clothes are ready to be ironed again with no concerns of dirt or dust transferring to them!

It’s a general rule of thumb to clean the ironing board monthly if it’s stored in a good dust-free place.

A friendly reminder that at Laundryheap, we do offer ironing services. If your ironing board is not in good shape, just get in touch with us and we’ll iron your clothes to perfection!

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The Guide To Choosing Table Linen

Table linens offer an aesthetic appeal to your restaurant. First impressions are everything and nothing beats the feeling of wowing your customers as they first walk in. When choosing table linen for your restaurant, it’s worth researching the different styles. This blog will guide you in choosing the best table linen.

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Size

Before choosing table linens, consider factors such as size. Measure your tables and choose the table linen size that fits best.

Shape

The shape of the table linen does make a difference to customer experience; customers want comfort when they are eating at the table. The rule of thumb is to choose the shape of your table linens in accordance with the table. If your table is round or oval, go for round table linen. If your table is rectangular, choose rectangular table linens.

Colour

Is your restaurant strict with brand colours? If yes, go with the colours that represent your brand and theme. Consistency goes a long way in restaurants. Consider the setting for your restaurant too. White table linen would work in a formal setting but make sure it’s stain resistant in case of any wine spillage!

Material

A table linen’s material is crucial not just for the looks but also when it comes to caring. Stains are bound to happen so make it a goal to get the best materials that are best for laundering and dry cleaning. As a safe option, go for cotton as it is absorbent, durable and strong.

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Different Types of Table Linen

Polycotton

Commonly used in pubs and restaurants, polycotton is a great choice when buying table linen. It’s great for preserving the colour, doesn’t shrink and is long-lasting.

Cotton

If you’re on a budget, cotton table linens are great options for you. A huge benefit to cotton table linen is that it can be used for stock rotation which helps if you’re a busy restaurant.  In addition, they do have great durability and can last for a long time which again, is sustainable for your restaurant. The only downside is that it can shrink during the dryer.

Polyester

Although popular in events and weddings, polyester table linens are becoming common in cafes and restaurants. Its benefits include quick to dry, durable, price-friendly and can be put in the washing machine. The only major difference between cotton and polyester is that polyester doesn’t shrink during the dryer.

PVC Table Linen

If budget is a factor when choosing table linens, we recommend PVC. This table linen doesn’t cost a lot and it is also made for wiping instead of laundering. Commonly seen in local pubs and cafes. PVC is durable and their patterns and styles do have a great look on your table.

Maintaining the quality of your table linen

After deciding to choose your table linen, consider the best ways to maintain its quality. One of the best ways to maintain the quality of your table linen is by partnering up with a laundry service.

At Laundryheap, we do offer laundry services to restaurants. Instead of washing your table linens in-house, you can book a service with us, and we’ll clean your table linens to perfection!

We will go the extra mile to make the process seamless as we will return your table linens back within 24 hours.

We hope this guide has helped your restaurant in choosing the best table linen!

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