Spring Cleaning in a Snap

Brisbane’s famous spring weather has arrived, meaning it’s time to pack away the winter doonas and make way for warmer weather items.
Some Snappy Tips:

  • Wash Doonas & Blankets before your store them. Wash the larger items in Snap’s big front loader washing machines before you put them away for next winter.
  • Save Time by taking the opportunity to refresh your covers, cushions, pillows, curtains and other summer items.
  • Use multiple machines at the laundromat and get everything washed in less than 25 mins.
  • And finally, don’t waste the beautiful spring daylight! Our Laundromats are open 24/7, so you can conveniently spring clean when it suits you.

    Spring has Sprung at Snap Laundromat
    Spring Laundry is so easy to do at Snap Laundromat

Now offering 4 Convenient Brisbane Laundromat Locations

With the recently completed renovation of Snap Laundromat at West End, we now offer four convenient locations in Brisbane.

Snap Laundromats have four Brisbane locations, all open 24 hours everyday of the year.
Snap Laundromats have four Brisbane locations, all open 24 hours everyday of the year.

All laundromats are open 24 hours.

  1. Lutwyche: 544 Lutwyche Rd
  2. Paddington: 284 Given Tce
  3. West End: 85 Hardgrave Rd
  4. Taringa: 69 Westerham St

All laundromats offer first class, internationally renowned brand Dexter Laundry washers & dryers. Together with an automatic detergent dispensing system, free internet WiFi & Pay by Mobile, we hope to provide all our customers with the best laundromat experience in Brisbane.

Look out for our memorable green & orange colours at these locations, and pop your laundry in for a quick wash & dry at Snap Laundromat.

Snap Laundromat West End Taringa Paddington Lutwyche 24 hour laundromats Brisbane
Photo by Ridgie Designs

Give your bedroom a freshen up!

Feels like a new bedroom!

Our big washers & dryers can clean all sizes of doonas, pillows and sheets. Pop your items in for a quick 25 minute wash using high quality detergent (automatically provided), and they will come out with that fresh spring clean feel. Too easy!

We have 4 convenient locations in Brisbane for all your laundry needs (all locations are open 24/7):

Taringa: 69 Westerham St

Paddington: 282 Given Tce

Lutwyche: 554 Lutwyche Rd **NEW!!**

West End: 85 Hardgrave Rd **NEW!!**

 

 

Just Arrived! Brand New Washers for Snap Taringa

We take pride in providing our customers with well maintained and reliable equipment at our Snap Laundromats. We have recently installed two more brand new, stainless steel, washing machines to compliment the existing fleet of new Dexter Laundry machines at Snap Taringa. These world class Dexter Laundry washers are extremely durable, efficient & reliable machines – and they look great! Check out our photos below of the recent renovations.

All our machines automatically provide FREE high quality detergent with every wash, and are the first laundromat machines in Australia to accept electronic payments.

Pop in and check out these new machines at Snap Taringa – we’re open 24/7!

We are a local, family owned business and we would like to thank our family, friends and customers that support us during renovation times. Special thanks also to Gary from Discount Laundry Equipment, Chris from Snap Paddington, and GC Laundry.

Making room for the new Double Load washers at Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane
Making room for the new washers at Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane. The new steel channels at the bottom have just been installed here.
Ian gets the stainless steel washing machines in at Snap Taringa
Ian gets the stainless steel washing machines in. Looks easy enough but lots of hard work involved!
Four (4) Double Load washing machines now available at Snap Taringa
Look at that! Sparkly new front loader washing machines in a row at Snap Taringa. Pop in and try them!

Kickstart your laundry routine for the new year

Eliminate your laundry pile and kickstart your laundry routine with the efficiency & convenience of Snap Laundromats!

Here’s 5 ways we can help to kickstart you laundry routine this year:

  1. Save time with 25 minute washers. Yes, really! 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. Home domestic machines just can’t match this speed & efficiency.
  2. Load many machines at once. Save time by loading multiple washing machines simultaneously – whites in one, darks in a second machine, and dedicates in another – so that an entire week’s worth of laundry (or more) is all done at once. A great time saving idea for big families!

    Kickstart you laundry routine at Snap Laundromat Brisbane
    Kickstart your laundry pile by using multiple washing machines at once.
  3. Get a higher quality wash for better results. Our Dexter front loaders use a natural tumbling action – rather than relying on a mechanical agitator – to offer a higher quality wash with lasting results.
  4. You don’t even need detergent anymore: Both Brisbane laundromats are also connected to an automatic detergent dosage system, providing quality mild detergent free of charge!
  5. Cashless payments for your convenience. The digital era has arrived at our laundromats, where you can use a smart phone or tablet to pay and activate the washers & dryers (using Eziwash). We also offer free WiFi.

Snap Laundromats at Taringa and Paddington are OPEN everyday 24/7. We’d love to help you kickstart your laundry routine in 2015!

 

Smart laundry saves water & energy to help save our planet

Using your local, energy efficient laundromat is a smart way to be eco-friendly by significantly saving on water and energy used on your laundry. At Snap Laundromats, we offer Dexter Laundry washers & dryers – internationally renowned for the water & energy efficiency designs.

Reduce your water waste

Eco friendly laundry at Snap Laundromat saves water and saves energy
Photography credit: Michelle Rose

After showers, clothes washing is typically the second largest indoor consumer of water in Australian households. According to www.savewater.com.au, 15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry, making this room a high consumer of not only water but also energy and detergents.

Significant water savings can be made by simply considering the choice of washing machine to do your laundry. One of the biggest advantages of front loader machines is that they use less water than top loaders, up to 70% less in some cases or 36,000 litres per year for a typical household.

The Dexter front loader machines at Snap Laundromats have a sump-free washer design and flexible water usage settings to help reduce water consumption.

Improve your energy efficiency

Front loaders use a tumbling action to turn and wash clothes, so this uses less energy than the mechanical parts moving a top loader. They are also designed to have higher spin speeds than top loaders, resulting in less moisture in the clothes on completion.  This shortens the energy and drying time required by the dryers – therefore reducing greenhouse gases.

Smart Laundry can help save our planet - Snap Laundromat Brisbane
Image credit: Michelle Rose
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Snap, a standard load of laundry is washed in less than 25 minutes and dried in less than 30 minutes, compared to household dryers that can take well over an hour to dry.

Our laundry has Dexter express (natural gas) dryers, which have the reputation for delivering maximum energy efficiency by balancing heat input, tumble speed, air recirculation, and airflow through large-diameter cylinders.

Water and energy savings means that you can be kind to the environment simply by doing smart laundry.

Snap Laundromat is proud to be a Dexter Laundry.

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.

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

Don’t sleep in a dirty doona!

Did you know that your should clean you doona at least twice during the winter season?

Regular cleaning of your doona will ensure it’s longevity & warmth. Importantly – a thorough clean is the only way to remove the oils, skin cells and dust mites that naturally accumulate with use.

Luckily, most doonas can be machine washed. However, many home washing machines are not big enough to handle a doona. Don’t panic! Our HUGE self-serve front loader washing machines easily do the job.

Best of all, you can wash & dry your doona for less than $20 at our laundromats, using FREE high quality detergent.

Dirty doona washing at Snap Laundromat Brisbane Taringa Paddington
You can easily wash, dry & fold your doona at our self serve laundromats

Simpy locate one of our Snap Laundromats (Taringa or Paddington) and follow these simple step-by-step instructions to refresh your doona:

  1. Check your doona’s care instructions. Most can be machine washed but you need to be sure.
  2. Grab $20 of notes or coin (for your convenience, there is a change machine available at each laundry).
  3. Pack your dirty doona in a laundry bag or basket.
  4. Travel to our laundromats at Taringa or Paddington. Street parking is available at both.
  5. When you arrive at the laundromat, look for the biggest front loader machine. MEGA is our hardworking King Doona Washer at Paddington, while MAXI does the big dirty work at Taringa. The Triple Loads can also effectively wash queen size doonas.
  6. Load your doona into your selected washer. Shut & latch the door, ensuring the doona does not get caught in the door and can freely move inside the machine.
  7. Insert coins in the coin slots. 
  8. Select WARM temperature wash. No need to add detergent – it’s automatically injected!
  9. Press Start (green button). The machine will start to wash your doona.
  10. Relax! It takes less than 25 minutes for the cycle to complete. You can use the free WiFi, read a book or magazine, or enjoy a coffee next door while you wait.
  11. To tumble dry, select any of our large express dryers. Insert $4, select Low setting and press the green start button.
  12. Wait 28 -32 minutes, checking regularly, for a fresh and snugly doona!

So, don’t sleep in a dirty doona – its easy to wash at one of our convenient, self serve Brisbane laundromats. Wash your doona when it suits you – Snap is always open 24/7.

Ian & Michelle – authors, owners & avid doona washers.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a 24 Hour Laundromat in Brisbane?

Looking for a 24 Hour Laundromat in Brisbane? You’ve come to the right place at Snap Laundromat.

Brisbane has become a cosmopolitan city, where you can shop late every night or hit the gym for a workout whenever you want. Many shift workers, students, visitors and residents need extended hours and flexibility from the services and utilities in Brisbane to suit their busy lifestyle.Open 24/7 Snap Laundromat Brisbane

Maybe you are simply a night owl who prefers to get housework chores done very late at night!

Whatever the case is, you can also do your laundry whenever it suits you, as Snap Laundromat is always open everyday 24/7.

You won’t be bored – you can use our free WiFi to catch up on emails, browse the web, study, research, play games, download & listen to your favourite music, or watch YouTube videos while waiting for your laundry. Snap has a great undercover seating area with our famous orange tables and stools, where you can comfortably sit and enjoy our facilities.

24 hour laundromat - Snap Laundromat Taringa 24/7 Brisbane
24 hour laundromat – Snap Laundromat Brisbane

Snap Laundromat is bright and welcoming, and has CCTV monitoring for our night-time customers. We ensure that the Laundromat is well lit at night.

Our location at 69 Westerham Street Taringa has easy street parking too.

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

Michelle & Ian – authors & owners – Snap Laundromat