Whether you’re moving to Paris because of work or study, it’s undoubtedly a big chapter in your life. It’s a chapter that presents lots of excitement and challenges. Paris has the romantic charm, rich history, delicious food, and vibrant culture that makes it an attraction for many. To help you settle in the city of lights, we’ve prepared a guide on moving to Paris – the capital of France.Continue reading
As an Airbnb host, your ultimate goal is to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for your guests. One of the keys to achieving this is by earning positive reviews. Positive reviews not only attract more guests but also establish your reputation as a reliable and exceptional host. In this blog, we’ll share five tips that can help you secure great reviews for your Airbnb property.Continue reading
As an Airbnb host, providing clean and high-quality towels is crucial for ensuring guest satisfaction and creating a positive experience. In this blog post, we’ll provide valuable towel tips for Airbnb hosts.Continue reading
Those winter days yearn for cardigans as they keep you warm and cosy! Cardigan is essential for the winter but because of its delicacy, it does need special care and attention. With proper care, your cardigans will last for years. In this blog, we’ll give you the best tips to care for your cardigans!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
It’s a tale as old as time – when the new year comes, people are more motivated to set goals for themselves. Most times, the motivation to achieve these goals fades away by February. To make your year different, it’s best to set realistic goals and we’re here to help you do just that! Here are 5 new year resolutions to make in 2023.Continue reading
Hosting an Airbnb comes with challenges and rewards. Along the journey, mistakes will be made, and some mistakes will be brought up by guests in the reviews. To help you make hosting easier, here are some Airbnb hosting mistakes to avoid.
1. Misleading Information
The first Airbnb hosting mistake to avoid is putting up misleading information on your Airbnb profile. Guests will not forget about your description once they’ve booked and stayed in.
In fact, a very common complaint, made by Airbnb guests, is the description not being accurate. Your job as an Airbnb host is to be clear and not set unrealistic expectations for your guests. Mention all the rules show clear pictures of what the guest room looks like etc.
2. Ignoring Guest Reviews
Guest reviews are beneficial – they present an opportunity for you to build trust with your guests and interact with them. If you see a positive review, reply to it, and thank them for their positive comment.
Crucially, if you see a negative review, don’t ignore it. Ignoring guest reviews is a big Airbnb hosting mistake. Reply to any bad reviews and see what caused their negative experience. This way, you’ll have a reputation as an honest helpful Airbnb host who tries to resolve concerns.
3. Not Prioritising Cleaning
A fresh scent is a delightful way to welcome guests and make them feel at home. Whether it’s the toilet, bathroom, hallways or kitchen, cleaning duties must be done. If you make this mistake, you face the risk of complaints and even attracting PESTs.
Furthermore, we also advise avoiding making the mistake of not regularly changing bed linens and towels. Guests want hygiene assurance so monitor these items closely and change or wash them after every guest.
To help you, we do offer fresh bed linens and towels so your guests can use them and enjoy a comfortable stay.
4. Not Planning The Amenities
Airbnb hosts will get better with experience when it comes to having the right amenities available. Every guest has different needs but there are amenities that will cater for everyone.
Don’t make the mistake of leaving the guest room short of amenities. Provide the essentials such as wardrobe, hangers, dryer, coffee, tea, snacks, fridge, ironing board, microwave etc.
5. Not Considering Security Measures
Hosting an Airbnb is rewarding but there will always be a risk attached to it because, at the end of the day, both the guest and host are strangers. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring security measures.
Firstly, start with the basics that protect you and your guest. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Have first aid kits available in case any accidents happen.
Install keypad locks and give your guests a code so they can enter the Airbnb so only they know it, and no strangers can enter.
Also, be clear in your listing about the people that already live in the house. Your guests will not feel safe if they suddenly come across someone they didn’t know was living there.
6. Running The Airbnb All By Yourself
Running and hosting an Airbnb all by yourself may go well for a few weeks but eventually, the workload will tire you. Managing your online presence, changing toilet papers, bed linens, towels, cleaning rooms etc. is enough to exhaust anyone.
It’s always better to partner with a service to make your job as a host easier. Teamwork makes the dream work after all. If there is a cleaning provider, partner up with them so they can clean your Airbnb.
Laundryheap is a great service to partner up with! We can wash your own items or rent our bed linens and towels to you on demand!
Whether you’re new or experienced, mistakes are part and parcel of the journey but learning from them is what matters. We hope our blog has given you more awareness on the most common Airbnb hosting mistakes to avoid.
Getting a good night’s sleep is fundamental to our well-being. Mornings are better after a long sleep. If you find your sleeping pattern has gone all over the place due to the summer, don’t worry! We’ve listed 6 ways to improve your sleep quality!
1. Cut Down The Coffee
We all love coffee; it wakes us up and gives us a much-needed boost. However, we’re here to spill the beans on a fact. To improve your sleep quality, coffee consumption needs to be reduced. Two coffees a day is fine but if you don’t drink any caffeine in the evening then you should be able to sleep well.
If you really do love coffee, we recommend switching to decaf. It tastes the same, but it won’t keep you up all night!
2. Exercise Routinely
Athletes will be the first to tell you that a good exercise plan improves sleep quality. Exercising makes people less prone to lay in bed at night for hours and increases sleepiness after a session as it relaxes you. Furthermore, scientific research does indicate exercise does reduce sleep disorders such as insomnia.
3. Maintain The Quality Of Your Bedsheets and Bed Linen
In addition, maintaining your bedsheets and bed linens reduce the chance of back pain and stiffness developing.
If you need your bedsheets and bed linens properly laundered and cleaned, don’t sleep on a laundry service like Laundryheap! Just book a service with us and within 24 hours, we’ll return your items all clean!
4. Take a Shower or Bath Before Sleeping
One of the best forms of self-care is taking a shower or a bath. It improves the mind and helps you stay relaxed before you sleep as you are going to bed much cleaner and getting rid of all the sweat and body odour.
5. Create a Relaxing Environment In Your Room
Before bedtime, your room should have a relaxing environment. Make sure the lights aren’t too bright, the TV isn’t on, or the temperature is adjusted accordingly. If your bedroom feels like paradise, your sleep quality will improve.
6. Relax Your Mind
Perhaps the most important factor to improve sleep quality is staying relaxed. Clear your thoughts and meditate. It’s unhealthy to go to sleep when you are feeling stressed thinking about tomorrow. Avoid social media because scrolling and reading your newsfeed can further delay your sleep. Also, the light from your phone distracts your brain.
It goes without saying that sleep is crucial for the mind and body. It’s no surprise that bad sleep is linked with bad health. Follow these 6 ways to improve your sleep quality and you’ll no doubt wake up feeling happier!
School is back and the familiar feeling of busier laundry chores also returns. For parents, this is a source of frustration because school uniforms can overfill the laundry basket. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. With better laundry preparations, the new school year can be managed better!
Here are our tips for better laundry preparations for the school year.
1. Separate The School Clothes
Separating school clothes from normal clothes does help with organisation. After all, school clothes don’t just include uniforms, but they also include sports kits and socks. Separating school clothes from other clothes prevents the problem of overloading the washing machine. In addition, it’s advised to turn everything inside out to reduce the probability of colours fading.
2. Look For Any Stains
The weather in September is still hot; typically, kids love to play sports during lunch breaks, which increases the likelihood of any mud stains. If your kid loves art, paint stains are also common. In general, ink stains are the most common throughout the school year.
3. Book a Laundry Service
Booking a laundry service is a huge time saver for parents. Laundryheap is a reliable and convenient laundry service. Think of it like Uber but for laundry. Parents already lead busy lifestyles. Daily jobs, cooking, taking care of kids etc. the list is endless but booking a service with Laundryheap will help with laundry preparations because we’ll do the laundry for you! Just book a service and we’ll clean your kids’ school uniforms to perfection!
4. Introduce Your Kids To Laundry
Teaching your kids about laundry breeds discipline and work ethic. These are important life skills. Tell your kids about the basics of laundry; putting clothes in the basket, separating colours, using detergents, folding clothes to remove wrinkles etc. Not only does this help laundry preparations for you but your kids will become more independent.
The new school year can be challenging for everyone involved as it takes time to settle after a long summer. With better laundry preparations, the chores will be managed just fine!
The British summer is soaring. We all love ice cream and picnics, but the high temperatures can disrupt our sleep. Sometimes even opening all the windows and using a fan doesn’t make a big difference. In this blog, we’ll go through the things you can do to sleep better in the heat.
1. Stay Hydrated
In the middle of a heatwave, it’s always best to stay hydrated with cool water. Your body is sweating throughout the day and by drinking water, you are replenishing the fluids lost from all the sweating. Carry a bottle of water with you and stay hydrated as it also helps to sleep better in the heat.
2. Stay Active
We feel you. The heatwave does exhaust our energy levels. You’d be forgiven for thinking napping restores our energy but it will make sleep difficult at night. Instead, you should stay active by going for walks and even for a jog. You will get better sleep if you feel tired.
3. Use Less Electricity In Your Room
If you’re not watching TV, turn it off because it will only spread more heat around your room. You want to prevent heat from building up in your room so use less electricity. At night-time, open your windows to allow the air to circulate all around.
4. Lower Your Body Temperature
Before you go to sleep, go for a quick cool shower so your body’s temperature goes down. Not only do cool showers help you to sleep better in the heat but they also have health benefits as they help improve blood circulation and help the muscle recover.
5. Choose The Right Bedding
We all love the smell of fresh bedding, and it does make for a cosy sleep so make sure you are washing your bedding regularly in the summer. If you need help, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll launder it for you!
Summer is usually welcomed with open arms as it presents a lot of fun activities. However, it’s important you follow these 5 tips to sleep better in the heat. Sleep is important for the mind and to stay productive the next day.
We hope you have a great weekend!