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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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Top 5 Laundry Gift Ideas For Christmas!

T’is the season to be merry and spread the festive cheer! With 10 days away from Christmas, you still have time to do Christmas shopping. For most of us, laundry gifts aren’t what you expect when you open your Christmas gifts but if you’re thinking of making laundry chores easier for someone, here are our top 5 laundry gift ideas for Christmas!

1. Detergent Cup Holder

Doing laundry work can be tedious and sometimes clumsy – especially when the laundry detergent accidentally spills onto the floor as you pour it from the bottle.

This Christmas, to save your friends from laundry fears, get them a detergent cup holder that is convenient, useful and will prevent any detergent spillage! It is also easy to assemble!

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2. Dryer Balls

It’s hard not to include dryer balls in our Christmas list of laundry gift ideas! They are becoming popular in households due to their benefits and ability to prevent clothes from clumping together inside the tumble dryer.

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3. Handheld Steamer

If you want a Christmas gift that tells the recipient ‘I appreciate you and want to make your chores easier’ then you can’t go wrong with the handheld steamer! It doesn’t take up much space and can be easily packed when travelling. It is also a great alternative to ironing.

We know ironing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially when you need to clean the ironing board from time to time, so getting your friends and family a handheld steamer is thoughtful!

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4. Dryer Sheets

Much like wool dryer balls, dryer sheets are becoming increasingly popular in households. Nobody likes it when clothes get glued together in the dryer but with dryer sheets, clothes will be kept apart and will reduce static electricity!

Dryer sheets are also great for friends that love fragrances!

What’s more, if you have friends that love cleaning chores, dryer sheets can also be useful for cleaning and scrubbing due to the fragrance chemicals in them!

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5. Laundry Signs

Buying a laundry sign is a great light-hearted gift! If you have an organised friend who likes to put signs and labels on items, then we suggest you buy a laundry sign that pokes fun at their habits! It’s witty, fun and will no doubt make them remember you every time they come across the sign on laundry day!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! These top 5 Laundry gift ideas for Christmas will no doubt spread joy. Now that we’ve given you ideas, you know what to do!

Ready, set, SHOP!

A friendly reminder we do offer laundry services! If you come across any stains this Christmas, just get in touch with us and we’ll help you out!

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Tips For Preparing Your Restaurant For New Year’s Eve

New Year’s period is the busiest for the restaurant industry with families dining out. It can also be demanding for managers to manage all the stock and sort out the decorations. To help you, we’ve come up with 3 tips for preparing your restaurant for New Year’s Eve.

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1. Keep The Menu Simple

We all love food, especially food during the holiday season. Your customers will no doubt be coming to indulge in the delicious festive menu.

It’s important that you keep the menu simple – from the starters, main course, desserts, and drinks. If you want to go a step further, promote your restaurant online. Show off your delicious New Year’s Eve menu and post it on your social media pages.

Simplicity results in happy customers!

2. Keep The Christmas Decorations

When is it too early to remove Christmas decorations? Certainly not before New Year’s Day! Keep the Christmas spirit alive by keeping the decorations and trees up!

Don’t forget the music too! Everybody loves Christmas songs! They will no doubt make your customers burst with joy and hang on to the Christmas season just a little bit longer!

At the end of the day, the ambience and overall vibe of your restaurant make a big difference to the overall experience.

3. Partner Up With Laundryheap

Our last tip for preparing your restaurant for New Year’s Eve is to partner up with a laundry service. With services like Laundryheap, you won’t worry about doing the laundry ever again. Laundryheap will tackle any stains on your staff’s aprons, table linen and towels.

All of your items will be cleaned to perfection and returned to your restaurant within 24 hours!

By partnering up with a laundry service, you will plan better for New Year’s Eve and it will also keep your staff happy as they don’t need to take their uniforms home to clean.

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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 Your Christmas Sweaters

T’is the season to be jolly and for your wardrobes to be packed with Christmas sweaters! After all, it wouldn’t feel the same without them – they set the tone and are great for those family pictures. However, not looking after your sweaters can ruin the most wonderful time of the year. To spread the festive cheer, we’ll guide you on how to care for your Christmas sweaters!

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Read The Care Label

To avoid any laundry mistakes, shrinkage or material being ruined, it’s best to read the label for the best care for your Christmas sweaters. The label should say what type of cycle/settings to use on your washing machine.

If you don’t come across a label, we do recommend washing it depending on the material it is made from.

Wool Christmas Sweaters

Many Christmas sweaters are made of wool so they should be washed on the wool cycle in your washing machine with low-temperature settings. The great thing about wool, as a material, is that it’s an antibacterial material so you won’t need to wash it regularly.

We strongly advise against putting your wool garment in the tumble dryer because it doesn’t react well to heat.

Cashmere Christmas Sweaters

Cashmere is no different to wool when it comes to caring instructions. It should be washed on low-temperature settings on the washing machine. To maintain their softness, it’s best to turn the cashmere sweaters inside out before putting them in the washing machine. Much like wool, it should never be tumble dried.

Washing your cashmere sweaters by hand, in warm water, is also another option you can take when caring for your cashmere sweaters.

Furthermore, we do recommend using steam iron for the best results as opposed to ironing. This is because ironing can ruin the texture of the sweaters and your sweater may look slightly out of shape.

We hope this guide has given you great insights on how to properly care for your Christmas sweaters!

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially with a well-cleaned and stain-free Christmas sweater!

If the festive season is keeping you too busy to do your laundry, don’t worry – Laundryheap is available to help!

Just book a service so we can collect your laundry, clean them to perfection and bring them back to you within 24 hours!

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Post-Christmas clean-up

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Christmas is officially over. It may not be time to take down the tree and decorations, but it’s time to reset your home and get ready for the New Year. Here are just a few things that might be on your post-Christmas clean-up list.  

  • Tackle the dishes
  • Empty the bin 
  • Hoover 
  • Mop
  • Clean the oven 
  • Tackle stains 
  • Dust 
  • Change bedding 

Tackle the dishes 

Christmas is not the time for doing dishes. This, although a lovely break at the time, does mean that there will be a build-up to get through post-Christmas. If you don’t have a dishwasher, this could take some time, so take it step by step. Consider dividing your dishes up by category, for example, washing all of the plates and cutlery together, followed by the cooking dishes, and finishing with the glasses. Enlist the help of loved ones to help make the task quicker, dividing the responsibility of washing, drying, and putting away between the 3 of you. With the help of loved ones, your dishes will be sparkling clean in no time. 

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Empty the bin 

The dishes aren’t the only thing that will be piling up throughout the Christmas festivities, the rubbish will be as well. Wrapping paper, empty food containers, and bottles are just some of the things that will be thrown away during the holiday season. Before emptying the bin, sift through the rubbish, dividing it up into recyclable and non-recyclable. You can then get rid of all of your non-recyclable rubbish, and take the recyclable materials to your closest recycling centre. 

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Hoover

The excitement of Christmas gets to us all, so there will probably be at least a few crumbs to hoover up. Give your home a thorough hoovering, kitchen included, to quickly pick up any dust, dirt, or crumbs that may be lying around. It’s surprising how much fresher a room can feel once it’s been given a good hoover. 

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Mop 

Once you have hoovered, it’s time to mop. Make your hard floors sparkle by using a mop to remove any tough, worn-in, stains- this will probably be mostly in the kitchen area. Make sure that you let everyone in your home aware that you are mopping or risk an accident on the slippery floor. 

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Clean the oven 

Your oven will be working hard throughout Christmas day to cook the perfect Christmas dinner for you and your loved ones, so it deserves a thorough post-Christmas clean. Remove all of the trays and shelves from your oven and soak them in a basin of hot, soapy water. Whilst they soak, sweep away any debris from the bottom of your oven and give the inside and door of your oven a clean. You can use a branded cleaning solution specifically designed for ovens, or baking soda and white vinegar. Once your oven is sparkling clean you can remove your trays and shelves from the soapy water, give them a thorough rinse, and put them back in your oven, ready to use. 

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Tackle stains 

Stains are a common occurrence at Christmas. Food and drink are dripped down clothing, mopped up by tablecloths and tea towels that will be permanently stained if not treated appropriately. Tackle all stains, both clothing and kitchen textiles, whilst doing your post-Christmas clean-up. Separate items by stain, material, and colour to make it quicker to treat each stain, and then launder each item as appropriate. Similarly to washing the dishes, you can enlist the help of loved ones, so whilst you are tackling stains, someone else is loading and unloading the washing machine. 

Dust 

It’s truly amazing how quickly dust forms. Avoiding dusting for even just the Christmas season will result in a build-up of the stuff. Whilst doing your post-Christmas clean up, grab a feather duster and run it across the surfaces in your home. You might not necessarily have to polish each area, but dusting will at least leave all of your surfaces clean and much more tidy looking. Dusting is an easy task, so you may want to hand the responsibility to a younger loved one to give them something to do. 

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Change bedding 

If you had loved ones staying with you over the festive season you will need to change the beds. Strip the bedding from all the beds in the house, and launder as appropriate. Whilst your bedding is being laundered, you can make each bed with a fresh, clean, set of bedding. There is no better feeling than getting into a freshly made bed with freshly made sheets, especially after a day of post-Christmas cleaning. 

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You have enough on your post-Christmas cleaning list to deal with without adding laundry. Luckily, we’re here to tick that chore off of your list. Book your Laundryheap order today by heading to the Laundryheap website or downloading the free Laundryheap app. 


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The 5 stains of Christmas- the dessert edition

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Once you have filled yourself with Christmas dinner, almost to the point of explosion, there is only one thing left to do- eat dessert. If you get a dollop of dessert on your Christmas outfit, don’t worry, because this handy guide will help you to remove the stain. 

  • Brandy butter
  • Mincemeat 
  • Double cream
  • Jelly 
  • Toffee sauce

Brandy butter 

Brandy butter is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dessert, especially if you’re having a Christmas pudding. Its combination of butter and alcohol though makes it a tricky stain to lift.  

To lift your brandy butter stain you will need…
  • Dull knife or spoon 
  • Talcum powder, baking soda, or cornstarch 
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Heavy-duty liquid detergent 

To begin lifting your brandy butter stain use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much solid butter as possible. Be careful when doing this as pushing too hard could result in pushing the stain further into your garment. 

Once you have removed as much solid butter as possible, cover the stain with talcum powder, baking soda, or corn-starch. Brandy butter stains are oil-based, and fine powders, such as talcum powder, can absorb oil quickly. Make sure that your full stain is covered by the powder, and leave it for 15-30 minutes. After 15-30 minutes, shake off as much of the powder as you can. 

Next, use your fingers or a soft-bristled brush to work a small amount of heavy-duty liquid detergent into the remaining stain. Make sure that you are covering the whole of your stain with the detergent, and using a gentle scrubbing motion to ensure that your stain is being penetrated. 

Finally, after working the detergent into your stain, launder your garment as you usually would. Check that your stain has been completely lifted before drying your item. If it hasn’t then repeat the process. 

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Mincemeat  

Mince pies are a Christmas staple. Sticky mincemeat filling, encased in a beautiful buttery pastry makes for the perfect after-dinner treat. If you drop mincemeat filling down yourself, follow these simple steps. 

To lift your mincemeat stain you will need…
  • A spoon or blunt knife
  • White vinegar 
  • Clean cloth
  • Washing powder 
  • Warm water
  • Sponge 

To begin lifting your mincemeat stain use a blunt knife or spoon to remove as much of the mincemeat as possible. Be careful when doing this as mincemeat is incredibly sticky and can easily spread to other parts of your garment. 

Once you have lifted as much mincemeat as possible, pour a small amount of white vinegar on to a clean cloth and gently dab at the remaining stain. White vinegar contains a mild amount of acetic acid which is strong enough to lift stains without causing damage to your clothing. Continue dabbing at your stain until it has lightened in colour. 

Next, mix 1 teaspoon of powder detergent to a mug of warm water and mix thoroughly until the powder has dissolved. Use a sponge to gently dab the detergent mixture on to your remaining stain.

After you have dabbed your stain, wash your garment as your usually would. Before drying, check that your stain has been completely lifted. If not, repeat the process. 

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Double cream 

If you are not a fan of brandy cream, double cream is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dessert. Be careful though, because it is very easily dripped. 

To lift your double cream stain you will need…
  • Clean cloth
  • Cold water 
  • Heavy duty liquid laundry detergent
  • Soft bristled brush 

To begin removing your double cream stain use a clean cloth to soak up as much of the cream as possible. Carefully blot at the cream using your cloth, making sure that you are blotting and not rubbing as this will set the stain further into your garment. 

Next, flush out the remaining stain by holding it under a cold running tap with the underside of your fabric facing up. The constant stream of cold water will push the protein molecules from the fibres of your clothing, ultimately lifting the stain. 

After flushing your stain, wash your garment as you usually would. Before drying check that the stain has been completely lifted. If it has not, fill a sink with cold water and add a teaspoon of heavy-duty liquid laundry detergent. Place your stained item in the water, making sure that it is completely submerged, and leave it to soak for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove your garment from the water and wash it again. If your double cream stain still has not been lifted, repeat the process. 

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Jelly  

Sometimes after a big Christmas dinner you just want something light for dessert, like jelly. Eat with caution though as this wibbly wobbly dessert can easily fall from your spoon and straight on to your lap. 

To lift your jelly stain you will need…
  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Cold water
  • Clean sponge 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Oxygen based bleach 
  • Tepid water 

To begin lifting your jelly stain, use a dull knife or spoon to scoop up as much of the jelly as possible. Be extra careful when doing this as you don’t want your jelly to fall off of your utensil and back on to your clothing

Once you have removed as much jelly as possible, flush the remaining stain by holding it under a cold running tap. Make sure that your water is nothing warmer than cold as jelly stains are protein based and any warmer water will cook the protein, making the stain harder to lift. 

After flushing your stain, use a clean sponge to gently dab rubbing alcohol onto the area. The rubbing alcohol will help lift the remaining stain. Continue dabbing your stain with the alcohol until it has completely lifted. Once it has been lifted, wash your item as you usually would. 

If, after a while of dabbing, you notice that your stain is not getting any lighter, mix a solution of oxygen-based bleach and tepid water. Completely submerge your garment in the water for a minimum of 4 hours. The oxygen-based bleach will penetrate your stain, removing the artificial colouring and leaving your garment stain-free. After 4 hours, remove your clothing from the water and wash as you usually would. 

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Toffee sauce

A sticky toffee pudding would not be complete without it’s deliciously sweet toffee sauce. Unfortunately, a toffee sauce stain is quick to dry, so to remove it you have to act fast. 

To lift your toffee sauce stain you will need…
  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Borax
  • Cold water
  • Heavy duty liquid laundry detergent 
  • Hot water
  • Hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar 

To begin lifting your toffee sauce stain, first use a dull knife or spoon to lift as much of the sauce as possible. Be careful when doing this as pushing too hard will cause the stain to set further into your garment. 

Next, mix a paste of 1 tablespoon of water with 3 tablespoons of borax. Spread this paste over your stain, making sure that the whole area is covered. Leave your garment to sit for 15-20 minutes, giving the borax adequate time to penetrate your stain and lift the sticky toffee sauce from the fibres of your clothing. After 15-20 minutes, rinse your garment thoroughly, making sure that all of the borax paste has been removed. 

Once you have removed all of the borax paste, rub a small amount of heavy duty liquid laundry detergent directly onto your stain. Use your fingers to work the detergent in to your stain, saturating the area with detergent. Leave your garment for a minimum of 5 minutes, before flushing your stain, and detergent, with hot water. Make sure that the water is as hot as possible as this will help push the stain from your clothing. 

If your stain has been removed, or is significantly lighter, wash your garment as you usually would. If it has not been removed, use a sponge to gently dab a small amount of hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar on to the stained area. This should only be done on white or colour-fast clothing to avoid bleaching and ruining your garment. Continue to blot until your stain has lifted, and then wash your item as you usually would. 

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Christmas is for spending time with loved ones, not doing your laundry. Give yourself a well deserved Christmas break and book your Laundryheap service today by heading to the Laundryheap website or downloading the free Laundryheap app.


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A Christmas in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen turns into a wonderland during the festive season. Twinkling lights hang above the streets, shops are filled with people completing their Christmas shopping, and the true spirit of hygge is embraced. It is a truly magical experience, and these are just 5 things to do at Christmas in Copenhagen.  

  • Frederiksberg Runddel ice rink
  • Tivoli Gardens 
  • Højbro Plads Christmas Market
  • Drink Juleøl
  • Hotel d’Angleterre 

Frederiksberg Runddel ice rink

Every winter Frederiksberg Runddel, by the entrance of the iconic Frederiksberg Garden, is transformed into a glorious ice rink. Despite not being the biggest ice rink in Copenhagen, it is one of the prettiest. As you skate around the rink you can see the tops of the parks beautiful trees and a peek into the grounds. Admission to the ice rink is free, and you can hire a pair of skates for DKK 50, or have yours sharpened for DKK 70. Skating at Frederiksberg Garden is the perfect way to begin your Christmas in Copenhagen, so get your skates on and start, well, skating. 

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Tivoli Gardens 

Tivoli Gardens is transformed into a mesmerising winter wonderland during the festive season. The park is decorated with fake snow, glittering Christmas lights, and finished with over 1,000 Christmas trees, decorated with more than 70,000 baubles. The feeling of stepping into the North Pole would not be complete without a visit from Santa and his reindeer’s, as well as Christmas performances and parades. In addition to this magical fun, Tivoli also hosts a Christmas market with more than 60 stalls of traditional food, drink, and perfect stocking-filler gifts. Tivoli Gardens is truly a magical Christmas experience for all ages. 

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Højbro Plads Christmas Market

There are many Christmas markets to wander around in Copenhagen, but Højbro Plads Christmas Market is the best. Located between Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe, and the Christiansborg Palace, it is the perfect market to get your Christmas shopping done. The market area exudes the Christmas spirit with its Christmas trees, 280,000 sparkling lights, and festive decorations. Vendors sit inside log cabins, which are imported each year from Tyrol, selling Christmas gifts, sweet treats, and traditional Gløgg. Whilst you’re busy shopping and taking in the festive atmosphere, look out for Santa and his reindeer who circulate the market, greeting children and making sure that you stay on the nice list. If you don’t find all of the gifts that you are searching for at Højbro Plads Christmas Market, head to Strøget to finish the task. 

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Drink Juleøl

Juleøl is Danish for Christmas beer, one of the most beloved drinks in Copenhagen during the festive season. Traditionally, Juleøl is strong and spiced with cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, and vanilla. Today, more than 220 Danish breweries produce a record number of Christmas beers of roughly 350 varieties. From bodegas to trendy craft beer pubs, you will see Copenhagers across the city toasting the festive season with a Christmas beer. It would be remiss to be in Copenhagen during the festive period and not join in on the tradition. Cheers!

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Hotel d’Angleterre

Each year the Christmas lights on the Hotel d’Angleterre are a wondrous spectacle for all to marvel at. They tend to be extravagant displays, based on characters from the iconic fairy tales of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who had spent Christmas in the hotel. Once you have marvelled at the beautiful lights adorning the Hotel d’Angleterre, head inside to warm yourself up with a glass of gløgg. The Hotel d’Angleterre is known across Copenhagen as the best place to enjoy a traditional glass of gløgg or their bespoke Snow Queen’s gløgg. The perfect way to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

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After spending your day enjoying the festive spirit, you don’t want laundry to pull you out of your festive haze. Instead, let Laundryheap do your laundry for you. Book your Laundryheap order today by heading to the Laundryheap website, or downloading the free Laundryheap app. 


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A very merry London Christmas

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Christmas is a magical time of the year regardless of where you are. That being said, there is something extra special about enjoying the festive period in London. If you are spending time in London this Christmas these are just some of the things that you can do.   

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Christmas lights
  • Ice skating 
  • Christmas at Kew
  • Christmas shopping 

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is one of the biggest festive attractions in London. Hosted in Hyde Park from November to January, it is the best way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit. Whether you want to skate on the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, create an ice sculpture, wander around the Christmas markets, or take in the view from the iconic observation wheel, there is something for everyone at Winter Wonderland. 

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Christmas lights

London is home to some of the most iconic streets and landmarks in the world, and there is no better way to see them than under twinkling Christmas lights. From Covent Garden to Oxford Street, Carnaby Street to South Bank, the city of London becomes even more magical under the glittering lights of the festive season. Don’t miss out on seeing the world-famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, which has been gifted by Norway every year since 1947 as a thank you for Britain’s help in World War 2. 

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Ice Skating 

Skating around an ice rink whilst warming your hands on a delectable hot chocolate, is the picture perfect festive activity. In London, there are an array of places to enjoy ice skating. As mentioned, Winter Wonderland is home to the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, however, arguably the most iconic London ice rink is at Somerset House. On a normal day, the 18th Century courtyard of Somerset House is a wonder to explore. At Christmas, when the courtyard is transformed into a picturesque ice rink, Somerset House becomes truly magical. Complete with a 40ft Christmas tree, it really is the ice rink of dreams, and the perfect place to enjoy some festive skating. 

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Christmas at Kew 

Kew Gardens, otherwise known as the Royal Botanical Gardens, is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. It is home to 500 acres of woodland and over 50,000 living plants. At Christmas, this biodiverse haven turns into a festive wonderland. Opened after-dark, you can walk down the magical winter trail, illuminated by stunning lights hanging from the trees. As you venture along the path you will come across wondrous tunnels of light, waterside reflections, and delicious independent street food vendors. At the end of the trail you will be treated to a panoramic light display, after which a very special festive visitor might pop by. Christmas at Kew is the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm and enjoy some festive outdoor fun. 

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Christmas shopping 

London has some of the best and most iconic shopping locations in the world. From Oxford Street to White City, Regents Street to Stratford, there are no end of shops ready for you to browse. That is why London is one of the best cities to do your Christmas shopping in. Whether you are looking for high-street deals or the hottest designers, you will find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Whilst you are shopping, don’t forget to go into the iconic Liberty’s to see their famous Christmas display. 

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