Syrup is a delightful addition to breakfast, drizzled over pancakes, waffles, or French toast. However, accidents happen, and a small slip of the hand can lead to a sticky mess on your favourite clothes. Fear not! This blog will guide you on how to remove syrup stains and restore your items to their former glory.Continue reading
Just moved to a new university, and your new student accommodation? We are here to help you as you navigate through this brand-new experience of living in student accommodation. There are different ways to maintain your student accommodation, and given that you need to juggle between school, courses, making new friends, exams, and living away from home, maintaining the standards of your accommodation in terms of cleanliness, hygiene, organisation, and budgeting can get tough.Continue reading
As an Airbnb host, providing comfortable and inviting bedding is a crucial aspect of creating a great guest experience. The right bed linen can help your guests feel at home, sleep soundly, and leave rave reviews about their stay. Here are some bed linen tips for Airbnb hosts to ensure your guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Laundry detergents are popular among many households; they do exactly what they say on the tin and leave our clothes smelling exceptionally fresh. While it does do the job, there is a misconception that the more laundry detergent you use, the cleaner your clothes will be. In this blog, we will explain what happens if too much laundry detergent is used.Continue reading
Everyday life can be quite stressful with balancing work and chores. Getting a good night’s sleep with a good pillow is important for recharging. However, sometimes pillows show signs of wear and tear but how often should you change your pillows?
Generally, pillows last up to 1 or 2 years but this is also dependent on the pillow material. Pillows such as polyester, down or feather can last up to 1-2 years while polyfoam and latex pillows can last 3 years.
We strongly recommend you look out for any signs that your pillow needs replacing. You can check our blog about this here.
Changing your pillows is important because it maintains hygiene. Think about all the sweat, body oil, saliva and hair that has been absorbed by a pillow. Over time, these will build up bad odours and even attract bed bugs.
Furthermore, our dead skin cells are also absorbed by pillows and for dust mites, this is the hotspot to multiply. Sleeping on a pillow infested by dust mites can cause watery eyes, runny nose and overall, make sleep quality even worse.
Lastly, you deserve the best rest and sleep you can get. With a bad pillow, your sleep quality will suffer because putting your head on a flat pillow will cause neck pain.
Now that you know how often you should change your pillows, we hope you increase their lifespan by looking after them!
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Hygiene is the heart of the hospitality industry. Restaurant owners need to make sure they are meticulously following all protocols to keep their kitchens clean. To help you, we’ve listed 5 hygiene rules in the restaurant kitchen that you need to follow.
1. Maintaining Personal Hygiene
When it comes to listing hygiene rules for your restaurant, kitchen staff maintaining their personal hygiene is at the top. Good hygiene always starts with the staff first. The restaurant kitchen itself is a hotspot for dirt, bacteria, and germs but to reduce that, always wash hands regularly, tie your hair, wear hair nets, and make sure the towels are always cleaned.
2. Check Temperature Regularly
The restaurant industry’s main purpose is to serve delicious quality food. Therefore, constantly checking the fridge and the freezer temperature is critical to maintaining hygiene rules for your restaurant. If the temperature is not meeting the criteria, then you must investigate the issue further otherwise the bacteria will multiply within the food.
3. Clean As You Go & Avoid Cross-Contamination
The restaurant kitchen is a busy place to be in when the hour’s peak and customers are waiting for their food. Train your staff to get into the habit of always cleaning as they go. Wipe the kitchen surfaces down if they see a stain or clean the dishes immediately. Always make sure staff are using the correct detergents when starting up the dishwasher.
Furthermore, make sure you clean the utensils and cutting boards for different food types. Everyone has different food diets and preferences so clean thoroughly to avoid cross-contamination.
4. Book A Laundry Service
Running and managing a restaurant can get intense and sometimes, restaurants could use some help. That’s why Laundryheap offers commercial services to restaurants. We’ll clean your staff uniform, kitchen towels, table linens, tablecloths etc. Not only that but we also rent towels to your restaurant.
5. Food is Stored Correctly
Storing food correctly is essential, especially in a restaurant. Following this 5th hygiene rule for your restaurant would ensure food is kept in good condition and it won’t be left to rot. For instance, always stock food and drinks using the FIFO method (first in first out) and always make sure you are keeping tabs on the expiry date.
These 5 hygiene rules for your restaurant are important to a successful hygiene review. Customers as a result would be keener to visit your restaurant because a well-looked-after restaurant builds trust.
Owning a bakery is ambitious and challenging; you’re not just managing staff and providing high-quality desserts but also making sure your work uniforms are professionally cleaned. This can be time-consuming, but the good news is that Laundryheap can be the bread and butter of your laundry successes as there are many benefits of a laundry service for your bakery.
1. Save Time and Money
The bakery industry is flowing with high costs and expensive equipment. The last thing you want to consider is an in-house laundry because you’ll need to pay for washing machines and the resources to operate them.
The benefits of partnering with a laundry service outweigh these problems because it will save you time and money.
2. Quality Services Provided
Setting a culture at your bakery where cleaning is taken seriously is essential. Our services will help contribute to your goals and give you a variety of options. Our cleaning services will guarantee your staff’s aprons are spotless and professionally cleaned. If you want your aprons to look tidy and neat, we also offer ironing services to get rid of the annoying wrinkles.
Furthermore, at Laundryheap, we don’t just offer cleaning and ironing services. You can also rent towels from us. If your bakery is short of hand towels or kitchen towels to dry your plates, we can provide your bakery with new towels!
3. Delivery Service That Works On Your Schedule
Packing the dirty aprons, tablecloths, and towels and then dropping them off at a launderette yourself can be tiring. However, it doesn’t have to be this way because, at Laundryheap, we work on your schedule. All you need to do is book a collection date and we’ll collect your laundry on the same day and deliver it back for free the next day!
4. Cleaner Aprons, Happier Staff
It can be quite mundane and tedious for staff to always take their aprons home with them for cleaning. For some, even when they are washing them at home, the work stress doesn’t stop. However, we make it easier for your bakery and staff. By letting us take care of the laundry, staff productivity and morale will go up.
5. 24/7 Customer Support Team
The demands of running a bakery business are not easy but the benefit of working with us is that if you need any assistance or questions, our great 24/7 customer support team will be there to help you!
Every now and then, you should check for signs that your washing machine needs cleaning. Washing machines go through cycles daily of dirty clothes so it’s not uncommon for dirt and odours to build up. Our washing machine takes care of our clothes so it’s only fair we take care of it regularly.
To keep your clothes in good shape, you need to take care of the washing machine first. Here are signs that your washing machine needs cleaning!
1. The Clothes Aren’t In The Best Condition
You set your washing cycle on, you wait for your clothes to finish and then find out they’re not cleaned to a high standard. If you find yourself in this position, it’s a sign that your washing machine filter needs to be clean.
Leaving your filter unchecked will cause laundry detergent to latch on your clothes and your clothes won’t dry well. The rule of thumb is to clean your washing machine filter every six months to avoid clothes’ condition decaying.
2. The Washing Machine Has a Bad Odour
If you spot a bad odour lingering from your washing machine, it is a major sign that it needs to be cleaned. Expectedly, a washing machine contacts germs and bacteria from dirty laundry so it’s not surprising mould builds up inside.
Nonetheless, this mould can go on your clothes, which is extremely unhygienic, so it’s better to clean without delay.
3. The Rubber Seal Around The Door Has Black Stains
A major sign that your washing machine needs cleaning is noticing any black stains on the rubber seal around the door. In a damp environment, mould, and bacteria build up and these get stuck on the rubber seal. Always make sure you act fast and clean the rubber seal to avoid further dirt forming.
Sometimes, any stains left on the washing machine door could be from laundry detergents that haven’t been rinsed away. Always make sure you are keeping an eye out for any stains.
Our guide should help you to spot the signs that your washing machine needs cleaning and make your laundry experience better!
If your washing machine is faulty or you missed the day to give it a good clean, get in touch with Laundryheap! We’ll launder your clothes and return them back to you within 24 hours until your washing machine is in good condition again!
If you’re a regular gym-goer, you’ll know the feeling of breaking a sweat in the gym and the benefits of a gym towel; it absorbs water and gets rid of sweat. You may have questions on the best ways to look after your gym towels and luckily for you, we have both the answers and the laundry tips to keep your gym towels clean!
1. Wash Gym Towels Immediately
You’ll undo the hard gym work if you don’t look after your gym towels after a productive workout session because maintaining hygiene is crucial. Our laundry tip for you is to wash your gym towels after every use. Aside from your sweat, your towels are touching gym equipment. Washing towels immediately reduces the chances of bacteria and germs spreading and if you wait too long, you’ll towel will get very mouldy!
2. Wash Gym Towels with Baking Soda
Secondly, baking soda is great for many different types of clothes and materials. Gym Towels aren’t an exemption. The secret of a baking soda is that it helps nullify the bad odours that gym towels bring.
Simply put your gym towels in the washer then add one cup of baking soda to the front loader. Wash with hot water (more on this below).
3. Use Vinegar Monthly
Furthermore, adding vinegar is a good way to care for your gym towels. Just like Baking soda, vinegar has many uses and one of them is being used to help clean your gym towels. Vinegar helps keep towel odours at bay and brings back the freshness but it is recommended to wash with vinegar monthly.
After the full cycle with baking soda is finished, add a full cup of vinegar to the front loader. Afterwards, start your washing machine on the hottest cycle. After the cycle is finished, begin drying gym towels and then they will look fresh and good as gold!
An additional tip when doing this is always to put baking soda first and not wash at the same time as vinegar to avoid strong smells afterwards!
4. Keep Temperature In Check
Our laundry tip for good gym towel care is to keep the temperature in check. Knowing what water settings to choose makes the difference between good and bad results. Our recommendation is to use warm water for coloured towels for less chance of colour fading. Whereas hot water is best suited for white towels. Try not to mix the towels.
A rule of thumb is always read the labels to avoid gym towels with poor washing results and shrinking!
5. Choose a Laundry Service
Our previous laundry tips were all if you were washing the gym towels yourself at home. However, if you live a busy lifestyle and are drowned by other responsibilities, Laundryheap is here to give you a hand and look after your gym towels!
You shouldn’t skip leg or arms day at the gym, but you can skip laundry day as we’ll do your laundry for you! You can put your gym towels in one bag, book a service with us, choose a collection day and we’ll arrive and return it back to you within 24 hours! All clean, fresh, and high quality!
When it comes to laundry, we do the heavy lifting! Enjoy your workout and follow our tips for good gym towel care use but if you have a busy day ahead, we are available to help you wash your gym towels!