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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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The Dos and Don’ts For Caring For Your Suit

Suits mean style, elegance, and professionalism and when washed properly, can result in compliments coming your way in the office. However, washing a suit isn’t as straightforward as it sounds and if you’re not cautious, you could end up ruining your suit. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to turn up in a meeting with a messy suit! To save you from having a bad day at the office, we’ve come up with a guide on dos and don’t of caring for your suit.

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Do: Check The Label

The first dos and don’ts of caring for your suit is the golden rule of laundry; always check the label. Suits are expensive outfits to get so it would be a big mistake to ignore the care labels.

For most suits, they have a label that says ‘dry clean only’. If you see this, follow the instructions and take it to a dry-cleaner to dry-clean it for you. You can also book a service with Laundryheap and our team will dry-clean it to perfection for you!

Don’t Use The Washing Machine

Unless your suit is casual, putting it in the washing machine is detrimental because it will cause your suit to shrink. The huge amount of water in the washing machine would overwhelm your suit so because of the consequences, don’t use the washing machine to wash your suit.

Do: Use a Suit Hanger

The key to caring for your suit is getting suit hangers. Never underestimate the value of suit hangers as they protect your suits against any creases or wrinkles and give them longevity. Suit hangers also keep you well-organised when it comes to storage.

Don’t: Dry Clean Regularly

Dry cleaning may not include water or detergents, but it includes the use of solvents. While these solvents do a brilliant job of cleaning your suits, dry-cleaning your suits regularly (i.e. weekly and monthly) will result in wear and tear as the chemicals are quite harsh. Only dry-clean when the suit is dirty or doesn’t smell good.

If you do notice any stains, make sure you clean them immediately with a damp stain to avoid the need for dry cleaning.

Do: Get In Touch With a Professional to Dry-Clean

Linked to our previous dos and don’ts of caring for your suit, you should get in touch with a professional to do the dry-cleaning for you. Luckily for you, our dry-cleaning services are convenient, affordable and fast. The starting price is only £2 and the best part? We come to you which saves you time from going to your dry cleaners!

If you happen to manage an office, we do offer commercial services to help you out! We will make life easier for your employees by dry-cleaning their suits for them – keeping them professional and office-ready for those crucial Monday meetings!

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Don’t: Cram Your Suit Together With Other Clothes

Your suit is a special piece of outfit that does need special care. Even before you hang it in the closet, make sure it gets exposed to the air for a day or two so that the moisture gets evaporated.

In addition, you should also check that you’re not cramming all your clothes together because this will increase the chances of wrinkles, mildew and dust building up. It’s always recommended you choose a cool, dry and dark place to store your suit otherwise sunlight will fade your suit.  

Suits are important in the professional world. They show you mean business and are ready to take on those office tasks!

We hope our guide of dos and don’ts of caring for your suit has given you more information on how to keep your suits in the best condition.

Suit up and check out our commercial services if you are interested in partnering up with us!

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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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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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3 Reasons Why Your Office Needs a Laundry Service

The office environment, much like any other work environment, does get overwhelming with the tasks. Even after completing these tasks, it can feel like work truly doesn’t stop as your employees still need to make sure they clean their uniforms when they get home. Fortunately, Laundryheap is the solution to keeping your employees morale up! In this blog, we’ll list 3 reasons why your office needs a laundry service.

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1. Employee Perks

There is no doubt that in the modern working environment, work-life balance is the number one priority for all workers. In fact, employees are known to get disgruntled if they are spending too much time working and not enough time enjoying their free time.

Your office needs a laundry service because Laundryheap can be a crucial employee perk that keeps your employees satisfied and motivated.

At Laundryheap, we believe in making life easier not just for your business but also for your employees. With our laundry service, your employees don’t need to spend after-work time doing the laundry. Instead, they can rely on us to launder, dry-clean, and iron their work uniform!

2. Professionalism

In an office environment, staff take pride in how they look. The little details matter from the shoes to the ties. For staff that have busy lifestyles, it’s hard to launder uniforms to finer details.

With Laundryheap, our team will go the extra mile to enhance your office’s professionalism; no more stains or wrinkles on your uniform!

Our laundry services will guarantee your staff’s suits look presentable, professional and sharp, especially for those Monday meetings!

3. Convenience

Laundry chores take a lot of time; from separating the colours, putting the washing machine cycle on, and drying the clothes to then folding them neatly. Sometimes, your employees may even need to go to the launderette or dry cleaners to get their uniforms cleaned. It can all be a hassle!

What your employees deserve is convenience and with Laundryheap, convenience is guaranteed. Once a service has been booked with us, we’ll pick up your staff’s laundry and return it the next day – all clean!

It’s convenient, easy and a third reason why your office needs a laundry service!

A laundry service goes a long way in keeping employees happy and making life easier for them in the office. It also comes in handy whenever there is an event and they need their suits dry-cleaned and ironed.

Partner with us today!

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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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Visiting Qatar In December

If you’re visiting Qatar in December, you are in for a treat! The weather is not extremely hot – making the conditions suited to tour the country. From events to attractions, here is our list of things to do in Qatar this December!

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The Football World Cup

It’s hard not to mention the football world cup in this list. It’s perhaps the main attraction if you’re visiting Qatar this December. The football world cup happens every 4 years, but this event is unique as it’s the first time it is being hosted in the Middle East.

Make the most of your trip and check official websites for match tickets. If you’re not booking tickets, don’t miss the opportunity to have a look around the stadiums and marvel at them!

We strongly recommend you to read our blog on the travel guide to Qatar for more details on travelling during the world cup.

Celebrate Qatar’s National Day

If you visit Qatar in December, you’ll get the chance to celebrate Qatar National Day on the 18th of December – a day celebrating Qatari independence. Just be wary that certain shops and banks may be closed because this is a public holiday.

Experience Qatar’s First Winter Wonderland

The football world cup is a historic event in Qatar, but in December, Qatar is also proud to host its first winter wonderland festival. If you’re travelling with kids, be sure to visit this festival and enjoy a family day out!

Visit The 3-2-1 Sports Museum

Qatar is a fascinating country with a rich history that you can learn more about at the national museum of Qatar. However, one museum you should also explore is the 3-2-1 sports museum. In this museum, you can learn about the history of Qatari sports and how the Qatari football team won the Asian Cup 2019  

Visit The Largest Shopping Mall In Qatar

If you love shopping, you’ll love Qatar! In December, Qatar is set to open the mall of Qatar which will be home to 500 shops, 100 food and beverage outlets, a hotel, and many entertainment options.

Discover it and buy gifts and souvenirs for your lucky friends!

Whether you’re visiting Qatar in December or other months, you’ll have a great time! It is an easy place to get around in with the Karwa taxis being easily available.

If you do need your laundry cleaned, a friendly reminder we do have services in Qatar! Get in touch with us so you don’t have to do your laundry! We’ll collect it from your hotel, clean it to perfection and return it 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.

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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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