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Maintaining The Quality Of Jalabiya

The Jalabiya, a long gown dress, has a historic significance as it predates Islam and is still a big part of Arab culture today. Along with other UAE traditional clothing like the kandura, the jalabiya is highly recognisable due to its beautiful colours. Because of its prestige, maintaining the quality of jalabiya is essential. In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to do just that.

Key Tips To Take Care Of Your Jalabiya

Special clothing like the jalabiya takes special care. One small mistake and you could risk ruining the delicacy.

Firstly, you should stick to laundry basics and separate the colours to prevent bleeding. Due to the jalabiya’s delicate fabric material, you also need to wash at a low temperature (30 degrees). Washing at a hot temperature will risk shrinking because the material cannot withstand high heat.

Alternatively, you could choose to hand-wash your jalabiya but as always, be cautious and keep track of the time. Just like with washing machine, you shouldn’t wash in hot water so make sure you wash your jalabiya in cold water. When it’s in water, take it out after 10 minutes and use only a small amount of detergent to avoid damaging the fabric.

Whether you’ve washed your jalabiya by hand or used the washing machine, you’ll know that using as less heat as possible is the way to maintaining the quality of jalabiya. This is why you should also avoid tumble dryer and instead dry on a clothesline.

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Maintaining the quality of jalabiya is all about attention to detail. When it comes to ironing, the fine details make all the difference. When you are ironing the jalabiya, use low heat settings and press the fabric inside out. Not only will this prevent any damage but will also preserve the material’s lifespan. Ensure you store your jalabiya away properly to avoid any wrinkles forming.

The jalabiya is an expensive but valuable garment. It’s important you take care of it.

If you are still unsure on how to take care of your jalabiya – don’t worry as Laundryheap does have services in UAE!

Our professional and reliable team will tackle the laundry for you.

Simply book a collection date and our team will come to pick up your jalabiya and return it back within 24 hours – good as new!

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How To Remove Wrinkles From Your Clothes

Wrinkles on our clothes aren’t a good look and they are sure to raise eyebrows. There are ways to reduce wrinkles from forming but sometimes, mistakes happen. The good news for you is that we’ve compiled a guide on how to remove wrinkles from your clothes.

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1. Use a Flat Iron

If wrinkles have formed on your clothes, a flat iron is your best friend when it comes to removing them. Simply press on your garment to remove any unwanted wrinkles. Be wary of the temperatures. If you’re dealing with cotton material, use high heat but if you’re dealing with silk, use low heat.

2. Blow Dry Your Garments

Your hairdryer isn’t just useful for making your hair look in good condition, it is also useful for getting wrinkles out of clothes. For this tip, simply set your hairdryer to a hot setting and lay the fabric on a flat surface. For the purposes of keeping your fabric in top condition, don’t blow-dry too close (hold it a couple of inches away).

3. Press Your Garment On a Flat Surface

For this tip, you can roll your wrinkled garment on a flat surface, roll it up and then put it underneath a mattress for between 15-30 minutes. The weight of the mattress will then press your garment and remove any wrinkles.

4. Press With A Damp Towel

Alternatively, you can also press down on your garment using a damp towel. This will effectively remove wrinkles.

5. Use Your Tumble Dryer

Your tumble dryer can do the job well in removing wrinkles but mostly for cotton clothes.

If you spot any stubborn wrinkles, simply put the garment in the dryer with a damp towel which helps create steam and eliminate the wrinkles. The timeframe for this is typically 5-10 minutes because any longer, the heat will not be good for your clothes.

6. Steam Using a Teapot

Your teapot is ideal for making that perfect cup of tea but it can also be used to steam your garments and remove tiny wrinkles. Perhaps an unconventional method but it does the job.

To begin, simply boil the water and then pour it out on a sink (leaving your teapot empty but hot). Afterwards, you can use your teapot just like an iron and press it on your garment on a table.

It’s important to note that this only works for cotton, wool and linen. Any clothes made from plastic or vinyl will result in them melting.

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Any of these 6 tips should do the trick in making those annoying wrinkles disappear!

If you are still unsure of how to remove wrinkles from your clothes, you can get in touch with us!

We have top-quality ironing services that will tackle those wrinkles for you and remove them.

Our services don’t just stop at ironing as we also do laundry and dry-cleaning!

Book a service today!

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Ideal Home Show – All You Need To Know!

The ideal home show will be an occasion you don’t want to miss! It will be taking place at the Olympia London from the 17th of March to the 2nd of April.

Next month’s iconic and popular event will be extra memorable as it celebrates its 115th year. The landmark event has the Laundryheap team bursting with excitement in the lead-up!

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What’s The Ideal Home Show About?

The ideal home show is an event that brings together different companies and brands. From vacuum cleaners, cookware, and toasters to laundry services, most of the exhibitors will share ideas on how to improve consumers’ homes.

With a growing number of visitors, exhibitors will have the platform to network, gain plenty of valuable insights and showcase their products and services to visitors.

We, at Laundryheap, are counting up the days and if you are also attending, we look forward to chatting with you!

What To Expect At The Event

Excitement will be in the air as there is something for everyone at the ideal home show!

At the event, there will be;

  • Celebrity guests
  • Cooks talking about culinary tips
  • Workshops
  • Free entry to an eat and drink festival

What’s more, if you’re feeling in a celebratory mood, you can toast to a great day with drinks at one of the event’s bars.  

Competition

During the event, we will be giving you a chance to win a competition that will take place at our stand!

The competition details are simple; all participants need to do is guess the number of socks in a jar.

Don’t miss out as the winners will be receiving a prize!

The countdown to the ideal home show 2023 is on! See you at the show.

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What To Do With Tumble Dryer Lint

Your tumble dryer, much like the washing machine, needs cleaning occasionally. Cleaning the lint drawer is essential as it helps keep your drying appliance functional. However, just what do you do with tumble dryer lint? While you are accustomed to throwing it in the bin, there are uses to it.

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Importance of Cleaning Your Lint Drawer

Before we dive deep into what do to with tumble dryer lint, it’s crucial to point out the consequences of not cleaning your lint drawer. If your dryer lint gets too thick, you are risking a fire hazard. Also, the more lint that piles up, the more chances of your dryer not working to its full functionality.

Instead of Throwing It Away, Here Is What You Can Do…

We know the sight of your dryer lint isn’t pleasing. It is tempting to throw it away but you will find it useful for many things!

Firstly, due to its flammability, you can use it to safely make fires when cooking BBQ.  To do this, you must put the dryer lint into the bottom of the toilet paper roll and then get the newspaper to wrap up the roll. Make sure you are in an open space away from trees and fences!

You can also use your dryer lint to clean up spills or stains. If you ever accidentally spilled a drink or cooking oil, you can easily use your dryer lint to clean up the mess!

If you love gardening, you’d also love the idea of keeping dryer lint around. This is because it can prevent weed growth and erosion in your garden.

Another benefit of keeping your dryer lint is that you can use it to pack materials instead of using expensive items like bubble wrap. Due to its soft nature, you can use it to keep your items safe whenever they are in a box ready to be shipped or packed to go somewhere else.

Now that you know what to do with tumble dryer lint, we hope you do keep it around because as you’ve read, it does have its benefits!

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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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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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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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3 Things Guests Expect From Your Hotel

A lot of your hotel’s success comes from guests; their opinions and reviews matter. If you aren’t meeting their expectations, it could lead to a bad experience and perhaps worse, bad word of mouth. It’s important guest expectations are met. To help you, we will list 3 things guests expect from your hotel.

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1. Cleanliness

The last few years have been dominated by the pandemic and at the height of it, maintaining hygiene has been key to reducing the spread of viruses, germs, and bacteria.

Cleanliness is the minimum guests expect from your hotel. The minute they walk into the lobby, the floors should be clean and no litter should be around. Air fresheners in the lobby and corridors are also a great way to impress your guests.

Not just that but keeping a strict cleaning schedule is massive to keeping guests satisfied. Be sure your staff are on top of the cleaning duties when it comes to the hotel rooms and bathrooms.

You don’t want to be reading a review from a guest complaining about dirty hotel rooms!

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2. Convenience

Guests come to your hotel for convenience and comfort and expect things to be easy for them. Consider guests who may be staying at your hotel to do work; they’ll need a stable WI-FI connection. Even if you’re not confident in your WiFi connection, invest in boosters to put in rooms.

In addition, some guests may be staying for a week or two. For these guests, they’ll likely want their laundry done. Taking the time to google a local launderette and carrying a big load of laundry bags with them is a hassle.

What you can do to make things more convenient for your guests is partner up with Laundryheap.

We help simplify the life of your guests by offering them a fast and reliable laundry service. The process is as easy as 123; once your guests book a collection date, we’ll come in the same day and return their clothes within 24 hours – all clean and fresh!

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3. Comfort

Thirdly, comfort is what guests expect from your hotel. No matter who your guests are, every one of them has one expectation; a room that offers comfort and relaxation.

To meet this big expectation, make sure you are investing in bed linens and high-quality towels to make your rooms feel like paradise. A good night’s sleep in a hotel is one thing that pleases guests and makes them want to come back for more stays.

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If you do need some new bed linen and towels, you can see our offerings here.

Our on-demand commercial services will help you meet every guest’s expectations!

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5 Laundry Habits To Stop in 2023

The new year presents an opportunity for change and getting rid of bad habits. When it comes to laundry, there are some habits that need to stay in 2022. In this blog, we’ll go through 5 laundry habits to stop in 2023.

1. Washing At The Same Temperature Every Time

The first laundry habit to stop in 2023 is washing everything at the same time. The temperature setting solely depends on what kind of material you are washing. As a rule of thumb, towels and bedding should typically be washed in warm or hot settings. Whereas fabrics such as cotton and wool need to be washed at lower temperatures to protect their shape.

Changing the temperature accordingly will save your clothes from fading and shrinking.

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2. Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

It’s impossible not to love laundry detergent as it’s the reason why our clothes end up smelling fresh. Unfortunately, using too much laundry detergent can result in residue marks on your garment. Once the residue sticks to your clothes, it can attract dirt.

If you’re guilty of this laundry habit, now it’s the best time to stop.

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3. You Forget To Empty Your Pockets

It can be seen as a clumsy habit but consequently, forgetting to empty pockets has a bad outcome on your washing machine because they can clog the washer drain. So next time when you start your laundry, empty metal objects like keys and coins to avoid any mechanical damage to your washing machine.

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4. Overloading The Washing Machine

We know how tempting it is to want to do all your laundry in one day. Laundry, as a chore, is a tedious and repetitive task.

Overloading the washing machine is a common habit because people want to finish all their laundry in one load but it will only ruin their laundry. This is because the more clothes inside the machine, the less likely the laundry detergent will circulate all around them.

Delegate your laundry and also be sure you’re not putting inside items that could damage your washing machine!

If you are finding yourself with a lot of laundry, get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll do the laundry for you so you don’t have to worry about laundry chores!

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5. Ignoring The Signs Of A Faulty Washing Machine

The washing machine is a crucial appliance for our laundry. It takes care of our clothes so it’s best we take care of it. If you are guilty of ignoring signs that your washing machine is faulty, now is the best time to stop this habit and act.

Next time you hear an odd noise from your washing machine, smell a bad odour or see mould around the handle, it’s best to not ignore these signs. A faulty washing machine will not wash your clothes properly.

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So there you have it; The list of 5 laundry habits to stop in 2023.

It’s always best to start the new year right and following our guide will guarantee fresher and cleaner clothes!

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Hotel For Winter

Nothing says the winter season is here like the days getting shorter and colder. For hotels, winter is a period where you will get an influx of tourists booking to stay. For this reason alone, it’s important to start preparing how to cater to guests in this season. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled 4 ways to prepare your hotel for winter!

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1. Maintain a Strict Cleaning Schedule

Hygiene is important all year and all seasons. Whether it’s Spring, Summer or Autumn, you’ll want to maintain cleaning standards. However, there are higher chances of people getting cold and the flu during the winter so be sure to go boost your hygiene practices. Follow deep cleaning procedures after a guest has checked out.

Hoovering rooms, putting hand sanitisers in the reception and cleaning bed linens and towels all go a long way in stamping out any germs and bacteria.

2. Inspect Hotel Boiler

Picture this – your guests book a room at your hotel – expecting a warm and cosy stay. Then they discover the room feels a little cold and there is no hot water.

It’s a recipe for a bad review – especially in winter when everyone wants to be inside. To avoid a situation like this, inspect your hotel’s boiler and make it a top priority. January and February are very cold months so make sure to get your hotel’s boiler checked as soon as possible to prepare your hotel for winter!

3. Make Rooms More Comfortable

When it comes to winter, every detail of your hotel room must be of high standards. We’re not just talking about just the beds, pillows and towels but also about the room temperature and room amenities. After all, nothing beats the feeling of drinking a hot drink in a warm room.

To do our part in keeping your rooms up to standards, we do offer linen hire services! Our bed linen is fresh, smooth and of high quality! Not only will investing in our bed linens guarantee comfort and quality sleep for your guests but it will also maintain overall cleanliness!

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4. Provide Bathroom Essentials

A relaxing and warm shower in the winter is a heavenly feeling for guests. Be sure to provide the essential toiletries that your guests need such as body lotion, conditioner, shampoo, and shower gel.

Don’t forget the towels too! With Laundryheap Linen, you can order some durable, fluffy and warm towels to provide your guests with.

Managing a hotel is not easy no matter what season it is but preparation always makes things easier!

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