Don’t be a space cadet! Laundry can be fast & easy at Snap.

Is your laundry so shockingly boring & dreaded that you zone out like a space cadet? It doesn’t need to be: snappy choices can help you get your laundry done in a fast, convenient & interesting way.

Get Snappy: All of the stainless steel front loader washing machines at Snap Laundromats, including the huge Maxi and Mega washers, take less than 25 minutes to finish! The unique benefit of using a quality laundromat is that you can save time by loading multiple washing machines simultaneously – whites in one, darks in a second machine, and dedicates in another – so that the entire week’s worth of laundry is all done at once.

Make Life Ezi: You don’t even need to find cash or detergent to use at the laundromat anymore! Snap Laundromat at Taringa has internet-enabled the washing machines and dryers, so you can conveniently use your smart phone to pay and activate all machines using Eziwash. Both Brisbane laundromats are also connected to an automatic detergent dosage system, providing high quality detergent free of charge!

Be WiFi’ed: Available 24/7, use the time effectively by connecting to the free & fast internet WiFi. Study, research, email or google – while the machines do all the hard work – perfect for all ambitious space cadets!Space Cadet creative

 

Australia’s first internet enabled laundromat

Snap Laundromat at Taringa has internet-enabled the washing machines and dryers, which means our customers can pay for self service laundry services with their smartphones or mobile tablets!

We’re proud to assert that Snap Laundromat is the first self service Laundromat in Australia to offer customers this type of payment convenience.

Three months ago, Snap founder Ian McFarlane established technology startup, Eziwash.

And using Eziwash is Ezi! You simply access the service by first registering an account and logging into the Eziwash website. No downloads are required. Top up your account using the PCI compliant credit card payments available through payment provider Ezidebit. Then operate any of the internet enabled machines using your mobile phone or tablet.

“It’s no longer a drama if you don’t have any cash handy to wash your doona,” Ian said. “Laundromats are very traditional, relying on coin payments for services.

“We felt it was time to evolve the way our laundries accepted payments, so that we could better meet the demands of today’s online and mobile consumers.”

“Today, when I watch customers at the laundry using this technology so naturally and as part of their every day life, I can’t help but think how long it has taken for something so simple to be a reality. Digital innovation can provide a new level of payment convenience, and it’s exciting to be a part of it.”

Eziwash provides payment convenience in an age where technology and smart phones are part of everyday life. Many industry trend sources confirm that Australian consumers are increasingly opting for digital payment methods over cash. See the report released by the Australian Payments Clearing Association

For more information about Eziwash, visit the website or contact Ian at info@eziwash.com.au. We have a comprehensive step-by-step guide available.

Don’t be an Ekka clown!

It’s Ekka time in Brisbane, a great chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Royal Queensland Show!

But there is no need to be an Ekka clown, wasting  your precious show time or public holiday doing mundane tasks all day long!

For busy people, a trip to Snap Laundromat can save so much time. Our washing machines and dryers are FAST, EASY & CLEAN.

Enjoy Brisbane's EKKA 2014
Image Credit – www.ekka.com.au

All of the stainless steel front loader washing machines at Snap Laundromats, including the huge Maxi and Mega washers, take less than 25 minutes to finish. You can load up to 23 kilograms of laundry in the Mega washer at our Paddington store, and as an express machine it’s all done in just 23 minutes.

To save time, many people choose to load multiple washing machines simultaneously – whites in one, darks in a second machine, and delicates in another – so that the entire week’s worth of laundry is all done at once.

The express dryers are also significant time savers.

The Dexter Laundry dryers have the reputation for being the industry’s best performing dryers. A standard load of washing can be dried in less than 30 minutes, compared to household dryers that can take well over an hour to dry.So, don’t be an Ekka clown! Get your washing done in less than 25 minutes at Snap Laundromats, Taringa & Paddington, open 24/7.

Michelle – author, owner & Ekka clown enthusiast

 

The laundromat that never sleeps

That’s right – our Brisbane laundromats at Taringa & Paddington never sleep – they are open every day of the year 24/7. This means that you can do your laundry whenever it suits you – day or even during the middle of the night!

24/7 Late Night Laundromat - Snap Laundromat - Taringa, Paddington, Brisbane
We offer two self service 24/7 Laundromats in Brisbane – located at Taringa and Paddington. This photo of Paddington illustrates our bright lighting, free WiFi in use, clean interior and colourful fitout at night.
Image Credit – Colin Baker (http://instagram.com/colsretrogarage01)

And you won’t be bored – you can use our free WiFi to catch up on emails, browse the web, study, research, play games, stream your favourite music, or watch YouTube videos while waiting for your laundry.

Our laundromats offer undercover seating areas with our famous orange tables and stools, where you can comfortably sit and enjoy our facilities. Snap Laundromats are colourful, bright and welcoming, and have CCTV monitoring for our night-time customers. We ensure that both Laundromats are well lit at night.

Come and visit us morning, noon or night – we are Fast, Easy & Clean 24/7!

Michelle & Ian – authors & owners – Snap Laundromats

Meet the King Doona Washers

We’d like to introduce our hard working, king size doona washing machines located at our two Brisbane laundromats: MEGA at Paddington and MAXI at Taringa. Both washers are huge, industrial size Dexter Laundry Front Load machines – designed to handle big loads, including king size doonas and heavy winter blankets. Got a big family with lots of laundry? These machines are ideal to easily get all your washing done FAST, EASY, CLEAN.

King Doona Washing Machines at Snap Laundromat Taringa Paddington Brisbane
Meet MEGA at Paddington – She’s huge! Ideal for king size doonas & blankets, pillows & cushions – lots of big loads!

About MEGA

  • MEGA is located at our Paddington laundromat and can take up to 23 kilograms of laundry. It’s HUGE!
  • Also an Express machine, MEGA takes only 23 minutes to complete a full cycle.
  • MEGA is ideal for king size doonas, blankets, curtains, pillows and cushions, hi vis workwear and loads of football jerseys!
  • MEGA is $16 for cold, warm or hot water wash.

About MAXI

  • MAXI is one of our brand new machines at Taringa. Our customers enjoy loading MAXI up with doonas, quilts, blankets, curtains and even giant teddy bears!
  • Maxi Washing Machine Taringa Brisbane Doona
    The Maxi Washer at Taringa can do 4 + basket loads

    MAXI can take up to 20 kilograms of laundry, or 4 + basket loads.

  • Get all your washing done fast – MAXI takes just 25 minutes to complete.
  • MAXI is the same price for cold, warm or hot water at just $14.

Both machines are FAST, RELIABLE and EASY to use. You don’t even need to bring detergent – at Snap, we automatically inject high quality, mild detergent with every wash. FREE!

A change machine is also available at each location.

You can also dry your doonas and winter items in one of the huge capacity express dryers.

So, grab your winter doonas and blankets, and visit one of our Snap Laundromats in Brisbane to meet MEGA or MAXI. They’ll do the hard work for you!

See you @ Snap with your doona – Michelle & Ian (authors & owners).

The all new Snap Laundromat @ Paddington is here

It’s been a huge effort, but we’re proud to say that the transformation of the historical Paddington Coin Laundromat is now complete. Our second Snap Laundromat in Brisbane, located at 284 Given Terrace Paddington, is fully equipped and operational 24/7.

If you haven’t already, come and check out the renovations and exciting changes. You’ll find:

  • More washing machines. We’ve added more Dexter Laundry stainless steel front loader machines, also offering more variety including Double Loads, Triple Loads and the MEGA washer (perfect for winter doonas & covers, blankets, thick sheets & towels, quilts or comforters).
  • FREE automatic detergent injection. You don’t need to buy or bring your own detergent now – we have installed an automatic detergent dispensing system that injects high quality detergent with every wash. Absolutely free!
  • NEW express dryers. Paddington now offers 8 express dryers – perfect for wet weather or winter drying needs.
  • Bring Your Own (BYO) suds too, We’ve introduced a BYO section at Paddington – if you prefer to use your own detergent, customers now have a choice to use the brand new LG Double Front Loader or the Top Loaders (for single loads).
  • Bright & clean fitout & furniture. The laundromat has been transformed with new colours, signage, furniture & fitout. The renovation was a real family affair, including assistance from Michelle’s 85-year-old grandfather (Ga Ga) who helped paint the interior.
  • Change Machine available. A change machine is now available onsite, making it much easier on laundry day!
  • Free WiFi. You can enjoy laundry time again by using our free WiFi while you wait. Bring your laptop, tablet, iPad or smart device and access the WiFi to catch up on emails, surf the web, watch You Tube videos, or study / research. We offer our famous orange tables & stools to comfortably support the use of your laptops etc.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped us with the renovations and continue to offer so much encouragement & support. We could not have done it without you!

The Snap Team

Snap Laundromat Paddington - view of Dexter Laundry washing machines
Snap Laundromat Paddington

Renovations underway at Snap Laundromat, Paddington

The historical Paddington Coin Laundromat at 284 Given Terrace, Paddington, has joined the Snap Laundromat revolution, and we have exciting plans for it’s transformation. It’s a great location in a thriving cosmopolitan area of Brisbane, and we can’t wait to get started on the upgrade. Here’s what’s coming soon:

  • More machines & dryers – Horray! We are expanding the existing capacity at Paddington, so there will be more (and a bigger variety) of machines to choose from: Mega Load, Triple Loads, Double Loads and single top loaders. More express dryers coming too!
  • Onsite change machine, so that you can easily and conveniently change notes for coins to use at the machines.
  • Free suds automatically dispensed in all the Dexter Laundry front loader machines. No need to bring your own detergent if you don’t want to!
  • NEW! We’ll be creating a Bring Your Own (BYO) section for BYO suds. If you prefer to use your own detergent, you will soon have the option to use our brand new Double front loader for BYO.
  • Free internet WiFi while you wait!
  • New furniture, signage, seating & wall colour coming soon! The fitout at Paddington will be consistent with Snap Laundromat, Taringa. We design & build all our furniture & signage ourselves. That means we’ll be installing our custom made (and famous!) orange tables & stools, we’ll be painting the walls our memorable green & retro orange, and installing our casual signage.
Renovations begin at Snap Laundromat Paddington Brisbane
Sparks fly as Ian builds the tables for Snap Laundromat Paddington

Renovations begin in May, including the arrival of the new machines and dryers. We’ll be closing the site from Thursday 1 May – Sunday 4 May. Sorry for any inconvenience during that time; you can always visit our Snap Laundromat @ 69 Westerham Street Taringa to see what’s coming soon to Paddington!

Our plans include giving the historical laundromat some love & attention so that it represents our laundry motto – Fast, Easy, Clean – and provides a welcoming & interesting laundry environment for everyone to utilise. We are a very ‘hands on’ team, so Just like at Taringa, we plan to be at Paddington everyday to ensure it is spotlessly clean, reliable & well maintained.

See you at Paddo!

The Snap Team

 

Laundromat designer chic at Snap

Kiana Design’s recent fashion shoot at Snap Laundromat, Taringa, featured the Australian women fashion brand’s latest showcase collection.

All delicately handmade, giving the brand its unique character and explicit style, the shoot styled the brand’s exclusive tops, skirts and dresses against the unique backdrop of Snap Laundromat.

Sincere thank you to Kiana Design for selecting our location to feature the designs, we thoroughly enjoyed being part of the photo shoot!

Visit Kiana Design’s online store at www.kianadesign.com.au to view their fabulous designs.

Kiana Design Women's Fashion Label Photo Shoot at Snap Laundromat Brisbane Taringa
Kiana Designs

 

Wash & wear glamour at Snap Laundromat

 

QWeekend fashion editorial photo shoot Snap Laundromat Brisbane Taringa
Stunning images of the fashion editorial photographed at Snap Laundromat for QWeekend

Snap Laundromat features as the location for fashion editorial Spin Cycle, in the Saturday Courier Mail’s colour lift out QWeekend. Featuring work from Brisbane stylist Kimberly Gardner, stunningly beautiful model Chelsea Crawford, photographer Russell Shakesphere, makeup by Penny Antuar.

Sincere thanks to QWeekend and stylist Kimberly Gardner for an impressive fashion editorial, and for featuring Snap Laundromat. Here are some BTS images.

Behind the Scenes QWeekend Fashion Editorial Photo Shoot at Snap Laundromat Brisbane TaringaCourier Mail QWeekend Spin Cycle Fashion Editorial Magazine features Snap LaundromatChelsea Crawford BTS Fashion Shoot at Snap Laundromat Taringa

Mum isn’t around to do your laundry?

Need to do some laundry? Snap Laundromat features in this article in the UQ Union’s e-newsletter, as we are the closest self service laundromat to the university. Many students visit our laundromat to do their washing during breaks in lectures, or on their way to or from uni.  We have lots to offer students, including reliable & fast machines, free detergent, free WiFi and we are always open – 24 hours 7 days.

Read the full article here.