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Signs you need to book a laundry service

Laundry is a never-ending chore where you never seem to reach the bottom of the pile. When you lead a busy lifestyle, juggling chores, work, and free time feels almost impossible. You shouldn’t ignore the signs that laundry is leaving you with little time. Pay close attention to the signs that mean you need to book a laundry service.

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1. Laundry Basket Keeps Over-Flowing

It’s a tale as old as time; life and work get in our way, leaving us with a laundry basket so full that clothes start to overflow. An overflowing basket means laundry days are being missed. This is a major sign that you need to book a laundry service because it shows you don’t have time to wash dirty clothes.

An overflowing laundry basket can be emptied in an instant with Laundryheap. The day you book a service with us, we’ll come to collect your laundry and return them back to you within 24 hours! Saving you time, hassle and a hectic laundry basket!

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2. Clothes Not Being Washed Properly

When you’re in a rush or have your mind on other things, you will be prone to making laundry mistakes such as clothes shrinking or wrinkles forming on clothes.

We, at Laundryheap, prioritise high-quality cleaning. We’ll wash and handle every clothes the right way and return them to you in tip-top condition!

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3. You’re Not Washing A Lot Of Clothes

If you are washing a few items of clothing during laundry day, this is a sign you need to book a laundry service. It can be tempting to say ‘I’ll do some clothes today and the other items later’. However, this habit will only result in you using more energy, water and laundry detergent. For a more consistent routine, it’s better to wash as many clothes as possible.

No laundry is too much for us so if you have a basket full of laundry, just give it to us and we’ll launder your clothes in one day!

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4. Getting Stressed

If you are finding yourself with no time for yourself, friends, and family, then your stress levels will go up. Don’t ignore this sign because laundry is a time-consuming chore that can stop you from enjoying your free time.

Thankfully, booking with Laundryheap will make life run more smoothly for you. We’ll take care of all the washing and keeping your favourite outfits in top condition!

With us tackling the laundry duties for you, it will also free up quality time for you to spend with your family.

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Don’t ignore these 4 signs that you need to book a laundry service!

Booking a laundry service is great, convenient and saves time for you!

Laundryheap is proud to provide a laundry solution to you when you have little time to do the laundry!

The booking process is easy as all you need to do is schedule a collection date, pack your laundry, and wait for our driver!

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3 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Kandura

The kandura is the most traditional dress in UAE and it is the symbol of pride and identity. It is a long white cloak with full sleeves with no collar. Because the kandura is all white, the dirt and stains will be more visible but in this blog, we’ve compiled 3 tips for taking care of your kandura.

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1. Don’t Always Use The Washing Machine

The kandura is machine-washable and can withstand a cycle but don’t always use the washing machine.

While a washing machine can do a great job of cleaning the kandura, it can also cause the brightness to fade away quickly.

Washing the kandura by hand does produce great cleaning results.

If you notice any particular dirt or stain, make sure you add the laundry detergent directly to the affected area and rub gently to remove the stain. Once you’ve done that, soak the kandura under warm water for 10 minutes.

The rule of thumb when washing your kandura is to keep it separate from the coloured clothes to prevent colour bleeding.

2. Don’t Use The Tumble Dryer

When taking care of your kandura, it is essential you don’t use the tumble dryer because you’re putting the material under unnecessary pressure to dry faster at the expense of damaging it.

Instead, you can hang your kandura up to dry after it is been washed. To protect your kandura from unwanted mould, immediately get it out of the washing machine once the cycle has finished and hang it up on a clothesline.

By Air-drying your kandura, you will preserve its brightness and material better.

3. Iron Kanudras When They Are Damp

To get the best possible result, iron your kanduras while they are slightly damp at a cooler temperature for the best results.

Once your kandura is dry, it is recommended you use a steam iron to add a little moisture. This way, the water will soften and smoothen the creases and add a perfect balance to the ironing process.

Your kandura signifies pride and glory. You’ll want to consistently take care of it and keep it looking as good as new. We hope our 3 tips for taking care of your kandura have helped you.

If you lead a busy lifestyle and have no time for laundry, we do have services in UAE that will tackle any stains on your kandura or other pieces of clothing!

Book a service today!

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The Benefits of Line-Drying Your Clothes

While many prefer the quicker option of tumble drying, the clothesline has served as an old-fashioned way to dry your clothes for many years. For good reason too! If your tumble dryer isn’t working, then you should consider the benefits of line-drying your clothes.

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1. Saves Energy and Money

While the tumble dryer may be faster in drying your clothes, it does consume tons of energy. When you add dryer sheets inside, chemicals are released. Not just that but you will also be spending money on bills and repair work.

With line-drying, you are saving energy because you’re not using electricity and it’s less expensive to purchase a clothesline.

2. Clothes Smell Fresher

One of the benefits of line-drying your clothes is that they end up smelling fresher because the fresh air and sunlight do their job of reducing any odours.

3. Clothes’ Quality Will Last Longer

The tumble dryer is good for certain clothes but with other clothes, the heat can overwhelm them and shrink them. On the other hand, line-drying is gentler on your clothes and removes the risk of your clothes shrinking or forming wrinkles.

4. It’s a Form of Exercise

Laundry as a chore does seem never-ending but it can be a productive one that helps you stay active. This is especially true with line-drying because you are spending 15 minutes going back and forth picking up clothes and hanging them up.

5. Brightens The White Clothes

Thanks to the sun’s natural bleaching property, it does a great job of maintaining your garment’s top condition. Your white clothes, sheets and towels will get even brighter when they’re line-dried and exposed to the sunshine.

In addition, the sunshine also eliminates any bacteria that are remaining.  

6. Less Heat In Your House

In the summer, the less thing we need in our homes is heat but if you use your tumble dryer, you will build up more heat in your house. Line drying your clothes will use less heat and also do a better job drying your clothes thanks to the sun.

Next time your clothes need drying, we hope you consider the benefits of line-dying your clothes!

Want to read more winter and summer tips for your clothes? We have previous blog articles that explain the best ways to take care of your clothes during these seasons!

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Why Thread Count Matters in A Bed Linen

Whether you manage a hotel or host an Airbnb, comfort and cosiness are the catalyst for success. Usually, this stems from the bed linen basics. To impress your guests, the finer details, such as thread count matters in bed linen.

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What is thread count?

Thread count is the number of threads woven together per square inch. It is a measurement to determine the quality of the fabric. Usually, both the vertical and horizontal threads are counted to get the total measure.

Does it determine quality?

Essentially, thread count does determine quality when you are looking for bed linen. The higher the thread count, the more durable, soft and warm the bed linen will be. As a rule of thumb, hotels and airbnbs are advised to choose bed linen with a good thread count.

What is the best thread count?

As a guide, bed linen with 180-200 are comfortable Even higher than 200 is seen as a good thread count.

However, make sure you don’t choose bed linen with a very high thread count. Quality isn’t always guaranteed with a high thread count.

Bed linen with a high thread count (over 600) can result in stiff and heavy bed linen that will cause discomfort for your guests.

Laundryheap Linen’s bed linen thread count

Our bed linen 180- thread count hits the mark when it comes to comfortness; they’re not too thick but they are dreamy for your guests! Our bed linen is also made from 100% – the pinnacle of softness that will guarantee a goodnight’s sleep!

You can check out our range of bed linen and bed sheets by clicking here!

If you’re a hotel manager who is interested in partnering up with us, you can read about our commercial services!

We’ll make your guests stay extra convenient with our laundry services.

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What you need to know about washing clothes in cold water

You’d be forgiven to think that the hot water temperature setting is the main way to get your clothes washed. However, you should also utilise cold water settings. In this blog, we’ll guide you on what you need to know about washing clothes in cold water.

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Understanding The Temperature Settings

Your washing machine temperature settings are all different. Typically, 60 degrees is a hot wash while 30-40 degrees is a warm wash. If you want to wash clothes in cold water, all you must do is press the cold wash setting button and just like the name suggests, no heated water will be used in the cycle.

The Benefits of Cold Water Washing

While hot water certainly does a great job of eliminating bacteria and germs, washing your clothes in cold water can be just as effective with more benefits. This is because cold water setting is gentler on the fabric because it improves the life-span of your clothes.

Also washing clothes in cold water does reduce the chances of clothes shrinking and forming wrinkles.

Perhaps most importantly, you will save more energy because you are using less heat and less detergent.

What Clothes Should I Wash In Cold Water

Some clothes don’t react well to heat. Delicate garments like shirts, blouses and cardigans are best washed in cold water for the best results.

In addition, if you have bright colours or new clothes, it’s usually best to wash them in cold water settings. The reason being is that hot water does have a tendency to fade the colours of your brightened clothes and causes the dye to run quickly.

As always when it comes to laundry, always read the care labels on your garments. Washing at the wrong temperature can lead to unwanted laundry mistakes.

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The Risks

Just like with everything, when there are benefits, there will also be risks. When washing in cold water settings, be cautious. Make sure you separate your clothes by colours as cold water can cause colours to bleed.

You should also check if your washing machine is cleaned properly because if it isn’t, bacteria and mould will grow in a cold water cycle. Check out our blog for the signs that your washing machine needs cleaning.

Washing your clothes in cold water is mostly good and does the job of cleaning your clothes in tip-top condition. We hope this blog has given you the answers to your questions!

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5 Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s officially the month of love! Valentine’s day is the most romantic day of the year. With just over a week to go, time is certainly ticking. If you’re undecided on how to spend the day with your other half, worry not! Laundryheap is here to help you find the best Valentine’s day ideas with that special someone!

1. Create a love-themed playlist for each other

What better way to tell someone you love them than through music? Songs mean a lot to couples as they bring back memories. Creating and sending a romantic playlist is a magical way to celebrate valentine’s day. You can even spend the night listening to each other’s playlists while eating dinner. It will be a heart-stopping evening!

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2. Cook together

February isn’t known to be the warmest month so why not spend it indoors cooking? Cooking together is sure to make your hearts melt with joy! It’s a great opportunity to cook new recipes and have fun together.

If you notice any stains on your garments after you’ve eaten, just get in touch with Laundryheap to tackle them for you!

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3. Go on a special date in London

London is packed with valentine’s day specials in restaurants or cafes. There is enough to do that will create memories for a lifetime! Indulge in the delicious meals, and sweet treats and feel the romance blossom as the night goes on and on!

You can even attend a show or a live play while in central London!

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4. Write Love Letters To Each Other

The writing is on the wall – Valentine’s Day gets extra romantic when it is expressed in words. Writing love letters to each other is personal and will leave your loved ones with hearts in their eyes!

You can be creative and cheesy as you’d like but one thing is for sure, love letters will be a great thing to do on Valentine’s day!

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5. Sing together – buy a karaoke machine!

Your valentine’s day this year needs to hit all the right notes and with music, you will have so much fun together! Remember your partner’s favourite song? Go wild and sing it! You will no doubt sing the wrong lyrics or some parts of the song off-key (it happens to the best of us – we promise!) but what matters most is spending a fun evening together!

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Well there you have it – this concludes our list of valentine’s Day ideas that will even have cupid blushing! We hope you have a romantic valentine’s day with your loved one!

If you are heading into town for a romantic date and need your outfit laundered or ironed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Laundryheap! We’ll clean your outfit to perfection and get you Valentine’s Day ready!

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How often should you replace your Airbnb bed linen?

As an Airbnb host, your main priority is to ensure comfort and cleanliness for your guests. Attention to detail goes a long in keeping your Airbnb well-managed because if you spot something that doesn’t look right, it’s best you act. But just how often should you replace your Airbnb bed linen? Our blog will give you the answers.

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Bed Linen

Your bed linen is a fundamental part of your Airbnb. Guests want a place where they can get a cosy good night’s sleep so it’s crucial you provide them with quality bed linen.

There will be periods in the year when your Airbnb will get a lot of bookings and during this period, your bed linen will need to be frequently washed after every use but even then, this may not be enough. The more they get used, the more worn they will get over time.

Guests value appearance but if the appearance and comfort level isn’t there, it’s a recipe for a bad review so it’s important you change your Airbnb bed linen.

Ideally, you should aim to replace your Airbnb bed linen every six months. If the bookings aren’t busy, you can replace them once a year (provided they are washed properly throughout the year).

Laundryheap Linen‘s bed linen is the pinnacle of softness and cosiness so if your Airbnb needs new bed linen, just place an order!

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Other Items – Pillows and Pillowcases

Bed linen isn’t the only item that keeps your guests sleeping well in your Airbnb. Comfortable, cosy and quality pillows are also the key to impressing your guests and boosting reviews.

Due to the dirty skin cells and germs left on pillows, it’s best to change them every 5-6 months. Even with a washing machine, the dead skin cells won’t go away.

When you notice your pillows getting a little flat, perhaps this is also a sign that they need changing. When you notice this, immediately find a replacement.

Pillowcases can be replaced 1-2 years but ensure they are properly washed.

We also offer pillowcases to your Airbnb! If you order a single set, you can get 2 pillowcases but if you order a double & king set, you will get 4 pillowcases! Click here to make an order!

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Keeping your guests happy is always the objective for Airbnb hosts. The easiest way to do this is by offering them high-quality bed linen.  

We hope this blog has given you an idea of how often you should replace your bed linen.

Happy hosting!

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How To Remove Hot Chocolate Stains

Hot chocolate is perfect when the cold nights draw in. When your sweet tooth calls, your hot chocolate tastes even better with marshmallows and whipped cream! While the drink is luscious and sweet, it can be messy when it lands on your clothes by accident. Luckily, we are no strangers to tackling stains. In this blog, we’ll explain how to remove hot chocolate stains from your clothes!

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Step One: Treat The Stain Immediately

Chocolate does contain oil and fat and because there is milk in it, it can be tricky to remove.

To effectively remove hot chocolate stains, you need to immediately treat them as soon as you notice them. Make sure you keep the stain wet by dabbing it with a wet cloth because it will be more stubborn to remove if it gets dry.

Step Two: Rinse and Pour Liquid Detergent

Secondly, rinse your garment in lukewarm water and pre-treat the stain by pouring laundry detergent on it. Let it sit for 30 minutes so it can properly settle.

Step Three: Launder The Garment

After you’ve treated the stain and rinsed it, you can now think about starting the washing machine cycle. Before you begin laundering, make sure your washing machine temperature is at 30 degrees because this setting will remove hot chocolate stains better.

Step Four: Dry Your Garment

Once your washing cycle has ended, inspect your garment to see if the stain has disappeared. If it has, you can air-dry your garment.

Life is definitely sweeter when you know how to tackle stubborn stains!

Enjoy your hot chocolate!

If you are still unsure of how to remove hot chocolate stains or any other stains, just get in touch with us! We’ll collect your garment as soon as you’ve booked a service and deliver it back within 24 hours – all fresh, clean and stain-free!

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Places To Go On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is calling! While chocolates and roses are charming, a romantic getaway is the ultimate sweet gesture that will sweep your partner off their feet! Travelling with your significant other will create lifelong memories and deepen your connection further! From London to Amsterdam, here is our list of places to go on Valentine’s day!

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1. London

It’s impossible not to fall in love with London. Packed with an incredible food scene, attractions, pubs, theatres etc. there is just so much to do for couples in the capital. A weekend spent in Central London is a great option considering there are cheap hotels to stay in. If your other half loves charming architecture with romantic restaurant spots then London is the ultimate date location this month!

If you’re interested in learning more about London, read our fun facts about London blog here!

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2. Dublin

There is nothing quite the party atmosphere in Dublin. With the city’s fun and cheerful vibes, it’s no surprise that Dublin is one of the best-visited places in Europe. What makes Dublin one of the best places to go on Valentine’s Day is the ‘Love Lane’ location. This beautiful place is full of street art that will fill your partner’s eyes with love! Take a picture and cherish the moment together!

The best thing about Dublin? It doesn’t have to be expensive! That’s right, you can plan a budget-friendly trip to Dublin!

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3. Copenhagen

If your partner loves coffee and a delicious bakery, they will certainly love Copenhagen. With its breathtaking canals, Copenhagen is the perfect match this Valentine’s Day! As you take a romantic stroll in the city, the beautiful scenery around you will melt your heart away! While you and your loved one are in Copenhagen, you can also enjoy the city’s rich history by exploring a Viking museum!

Don’t forget to pack your luggage accordingly – it is cold around this time.

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4. Amsterdam

Whether it’s a solo trip, friend’s trip or romantic trip, Amsterdam always delivers! Amsterdam has a big reputation in the tourism world and with good reasons! There is something for everyone. The walks in the parks or by the canals are perfectly magical for couples! What’s also available in Amsterdam is a canal cruise. It certainly doesn’t get any more romantic than that!

In addition, you can visit the shops in Amsterdam and spoil your sweetheart with exciting gifts and souvenirs!

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London, Dublin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam are beautiful places to go on Valentine’s Day! They are all home to amazing restaurants, activities and shops that make all of them a perfect mini-break for couples.

Laundryheap also offers services in these 4 cities! If you do need your laundry done while away, just get in touch with us so we can help you with your laundry!

You will fall in love with our fast and reliable laundry services!

The booking process is as easy as 1-2-3; we collect your laundry on the day you book a service and return them to you within 24 hours – all clean, fresh and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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4 Must-Know Trends in The Restaurant Industry In 2023

Restaurants have faced a plethora of challenges since the pandemic started. Within the challenges, came opportunities to adapt. Just like any other year, trends are changing the way restaurants manage. From sustainability to laundry services, here are 4 must-know trends in the restaurant industry in 2023!

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1. The Rise in Sustainability

More and more businesses are seeking ways to become more sustainable. The restaurant industry is no different. With coffee shops already changing their straws to paper and using eco-friendly disposable packaging, it’s safe to say being sustainable is going to be an even bigger trend in 2023 than it has been before.

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2. Vegan Food Trends

Following on from sustainability, vegan food is a trend that gets bigger each passing year. Many fast-food restaurants are adding alternatives that cater more to vegans. Global chains have started to add plant-based that closely resembles the taste of chicken and meat. This is a trend your restaurant should keep its eye on in 2023!

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3. Use of Technology

The use of technology is the third must-know trend in the restaurant industry in 2023. Technology has long stamped its mark on businesses but ever since the pandemic, it’s become trendier to rely on technology. Some restaurants have started to launch their own apps to give their customers the option to have their food delivered to them.

While others have changed the way customers place their orders when inside the restaurant because now, all customers need to do is scan a QR code to see the menu from their phones. In other restaurants, self-serving kiosks have been used.

To say technology isn’t a big trend is an understatement!

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4. Laundry Services

Hygiene and a clean environment are everything in today’s day and age. If your restaurant is not clean, expect bad hygiene ratings and angry customers. Bad hygiene does stem from unwashed uniforms, towels or linen.

Finding the time to wash your uniforms can be tricky but the good news is, laundry services are becoming a big part of the restaurant industry.

By partnering up with a laundry service like Laundryheap, you don’t have to worry about laundry again because we will take care of it. When it comes to laundry, we bring a lot to the table!

How it works is simple; schedule a collection, we’ll come in the same day and collect your staff’s uniform and deliver it back within 24 hours – all clean and in tip-top condition!

Laundry services are a massive trend in 2023 so be sure to partner with one to save you a lot of time!

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Knowing these 4-must-know trends in the restaurant industry in 2023 will help you manage your business and cater to your customers better.

As always with trends, things change fast but restaurants are in a better place today to adapt to situations thanks to the use of technology.

Have a great 2023 and good luck!

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