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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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Does Drying Your Clothes Inside Out Help?

Drying is fundamental in caring for your clothes. If not dried well, your clothes could smell, and the washing before would almost end up being in vain. You can dry your clothes using the tumble dryer, clothesline or indoor drying rack (for winter) but does drying your clothes inside out help? The short answer is yes and by the end of the blog, you’ll understand the reasons behind this.

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Why Drying Your Clothes Inside Out Help?

When it comes to drying, it’s good to be pedantic and pay attention to the little details. If you’re hanging clothes to dry in the summer, it’s important to dry them inside out because it drastically reduces the chances of your clothes fading.

When they are inside out, it will protect them from the sun’s UV rays because the more sun exposure your clothes get, the more chances of colours fading.

Crucially, drying your clothes inside out will also prevent those stubborn wrinkles from forming.

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There are also benefits to drying your clothes inside out in a tumble dryer. Unfortunately, many people put their clothes in the tumble dryer without being careful.

You don’t have much control over your clothes once the tumble dryer is running and at times, clothes do get ruined. The good news it you can reduce the chances of this happening by turning your clothes inside out as this will reduce the risk of zips and buttons getting damaged.

Not only will this preserve your clothes better but it will also protect your dryer because exposure to metal and buttons can cause mechanical damage.

We hope this blog has helped. It’s always worth being pedantic and taking the best care of your clothes. Whether it’s washing or drying, your clothes deserve the best care.

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If you do need help with laundering your clothes, get in touch with Laundryheap! We’ll collect your clothes on the same day and deliver them back to you within 24 hours – all clean, fresh and dry!

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What Happens If Too Much Laundry Detergent Is Used?

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.

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The Result Of Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

A big laundry frustration is when you find your clothes have gotten stains attached to them after a washing cycle is finished. If your clothes feel soapy, sticky or stiff then these are signs you have used too much laundry detergent. The last thing you need on your clothes is residue!

Don’t ignore any washing machine odours too because a smelly washing machine does cause problems and oftentimes, this is a result of residue marks. An excessive amount of laundry detergent also creates mechanical problems for your washing machine. This is because it will work harder to remove the excess suds. Once these excess suds remain in your washing machine, they will be hard to remove.

So how much should you use?

What’s The Right Amount?

As a rule of thumb, you should use 2 tablespoons per load as this gives your washing machine more room to clean.

The amount of laundry detergent you use also depends on the water. If it’s soft, you can use less but if it’s a little hard, you can use 3-4 tablespoons. Furthermore, if you are washing one piece of garment by hand in the sink, use only one tablespoon.

Just remember that if you come across any residue stains, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Laundryheap. No stain is too difficult for us – let us tackle the laundry work for you!

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Winter laundry tips to keep your clothes in top condition

Winter brings hot chocolate, cosy nights, and crisp fresh air in the morning. With all the joy winter can bring, it can also be the source of laundry frustrations. Clothes take longer to dry in the winter due to the cold air but with better preparations, you can stay on top of your laundry. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of winter laundry tips!

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1. Choose a Room With The Best Drying Space

As the rainy days come more frequently, doing the laundry gets more frustrating. There is less heat so in turn, clothes take longer to dry. Luckily, there are effective ways to dry your clothes indoors.

To keep your clothes in top condition, we recommend drying your clothes in a room that has ventilation as it prevents mould, dampness and moisture damage.

When you do dry your clothes, be sure to place the drying rack next to an open window so there is good airflow that speeds up the drying process. It’s best you also close the door to allow the air to circulate around the room.

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2. Hang Clothes Properly

As far as winter laundry tips go, hanging clothes properly is right up there in terms of importance. While it may sound obvious, it is unfortunately a common mistake many do. When you are hanging clothes, make sure the thicker clothes go on top so they can dry faster because air circulates most at the top.

For the clothes (i.e. thinner and smaller clothes) that require less time to dry, place them at the bottom.

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3. Make Use Of The Sun

Doing laundry in the winter is like a game of cat and mouse; you need to take advantage of the sun when it is out. If it’s out, get on top of your laundry chores and use the drying clothesline outside so your garments can dry much quicker.

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4. Re-wear Clothes

In the wintertime, you are less prone to sweating so clothes have less chance of smelling bad. Re-wearing clothes also reduce the amount of time you need to wash your clothes. In reality, washing clothes that aren’t dirty will not preserve their condition and will only waste energy and laundry detergent.

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5. Wash Coats Twice In Winter

Your winter coats are essential for the season. Make sure you take care of them. The minimum times you should be washing them is twice in the winter.

To do this, you need to pour laundry detergent in cold water and place the jacket in it. After this, put the coat inside the washing machine and wash on a gentle cycle for 30 minutes. It’s essential you squeeze it gently before drying it on very low heat.

An extra tip for you, if you do add tennis balls in the dryer with the winter coat, it will help regain the fluffiness!

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Everybody has a love/hate relationship with winter. As beautiful the scenery can be during this season, it does make laundry difficult, but we hope these 5 winter laundry tips have prepared you well!

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How To Remove Whipped Cream Stains

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

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Step 1: Rinse The Garment

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

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

Step 2: Pretreat The Stained Area

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

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

Step 3: Launder The Garment

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

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

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

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

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How To Remove Gravy Stains

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

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Step 1 – Act Fast

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

Step 2 – Scrape Away The Gravy

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

Step 3 – Apply a Stain Remover or Laundry Detergent

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

Step 4 – Wash In Hot Water

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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How To Care For Polyester

Polyester is a great synthetic material and is a popular fabric choice due to its comfort, durability, and simplicity. If you’re wondering about the best ways to care for polyester, we are here to help clear your doubts.

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Washing Polyester

The first thing you need to know about caring for polyester clothing is the details on washing. As a rule of thumb, always read the care label to find what settings, on the washing machine, you need to wash your polyester clothing on.

To be on the safe side, turn the polyester inside out to maintain the quality.

If your washing machine doesn’t have polyester settings, we strongly recommend using warm settings because this will also help remove stains and prevent shrinkage.

What About Hand-Washing?

Alternatively, hand-washing polyester is an option; more often than not, it does the job. If you do want to go with this option, fill up a bowl with warm water and laundry detergent and put your garment inside. Afterwards, use cold water to rinse it out and then put it on a clothesline to dry if you don’t see any stains.

Avoid High Heat

Like any synthetic material, polyester is sensitive to high heat as it can damage the fabric.

To properly care for polyester clothing, make sure you set your tumble dryer to low-medium temperature settings.

In addition, it’s best to always hang polyester material up after they’ve dried to reduce wrinkles from forming. In turn, this reduces the time you need to do the ironing.

Now that you know how to care for polyester clothing, we do want to remind you that you can always count on Laundryheap if you need a laundry service.

Whether your clothing material is cashmere, wool or polyester, we are just one click away from collecting your laundry, washing them to perfection and returning them to you within 24 hours!

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8 Must-Have Amenities For Your Airbnb

The number one reason guests book with your Airbnb is comfort and providing amenities goes a long way in making guests feel more comfortable. If you are looking to boost your Airbnb bookings, it’s important to go the extra mile. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of 8 must-have amenities for your Airbnb!

Must-Have Amenities For Your Airbnb

1. Bathroom Amenities

It’s hard to start a list of must-have amenities for your Airbnb without the bathroom essentials. The happiest reviews generally mention how relaxing the bathroom was. Stock up on towels, bathmats, toiletries bathrobes and toilets papers. These are all sure to make a statement to your Airbnb guests.

If your Airbnb is short of toiletries, towels, and bathmats, just book your orders here!

2. WIFI

People sometimes are working remotely so they book an Airbnb to find somewhere quiet to do their work. For this reason alone, WIFI is essential for your Airbnb. Have a steady WIFI connection and be clear in your listing that you provide WIFI so bookings increase.

3. Kitchen Amenities

The kitchen is the heart of the home and just like bathroom essentials, it’s a must-have amenity for your guests. Stocking up your kitchen with basic amenities like bowls, plates, pots and pans makes a big difference as it gives your guests the option to cook.

4. Laundry

It’s important you have a good fridge so guests can store their leftovers. Also, have a microwave in your kitchen.

Laundry-based amenities such as washing machine and laundry detergent is important for guests staying for a long or for families. It’s always reassuring when guests can wash their own clothes at your place instead of going to the launderette.

5. Bed Linens and Pillows

Your guest’s room should feel like paradise. There is nothing better than a great’s night sleep. That’s why you should provide high-quality bed linens and pillows for your guests to have a cosy night in.

At Laundryheap Linen, we do offer bed linens and pillows to Airbnb hosts! Book here to make your guests’ stay reach the highest level of comfort!

6. Pet-Friendly

It may be risky to accept pets but your bookings can increase if you allow guests to bring their pets with them. Just make sure you charge a pet fee and pet deposit to cover yourself.

To cater for guests with pets, make sure you provide amenities such as dog beds and toys.

7. Key Pad On The Front Door

A front door keypad is a must-have amenity for your Airbnb. At the end of the day, your guests need security and safety reassurances. One way to do this is by providing them with a code, that only they know. It reduces the hassle of carrying keys with them because entering a security code to go inside is more convenient.

8. High Chair and Portacot

The job of a busy parent is not easy and travelling with kids makes the job even harder. Have this in mind for guests who have kids with them, Make their stay easier for them. Provide highchairs or portacots so your guests don’t have to bring their own. This is also something that will boost more bookings.

We hope you found this blog helpful. 8 Must-Have amenities for your Airbnb that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests!  

Happy hosting!

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How Often Should You Change Your Pillows

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?

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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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At Laundryheap, we also provide services to launder your pillow. If you notice any stains on your pillows, book a service with us and we’ll help you!

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