Avoid the dry cleaners! Wash doonas at the laundromat instead.

Did you know that most doonas and blankets can be machine washed? So, avoid the unnecessary dry cleaning fee and try one of the front load washing machines at Snap Laundromat. They are ideal, as they have a big bowl capacity (in comparison to household washing machines) and there is no agitator to get caught on.

Simply check the care instructions, and pop in to Snap Laundromat for a quick 25 minute wash. You’ll find our washers and dryers are great value.

You don’t even need to bring detergent – at Snap, we automatically inject high quality, mild & free detergent.

We are one of the few laundromats in Australia to accept cashless mobile payments, for your convenience.

Enjoy sleeping in fresh and clean doona by washing at Snap Laundromat Brisbane
For super clean doonas and blankets, and great value, pop in to Snap Laundromat Brisbane

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Hi Vis washing in a snap

High visibility (Hi Vis) work gear can be difficult to wash at home in a smaller domestic washing machine. The dense fluorescent material and reflective tape can be difficult for top loader machines with an agitator to effectively move around and clean properly. It can feel like a huge waste of time and very frustrating!

Snap Laundromats offer big industrial washing machines that are the perfect alternative. These larger machines and front load tumble action can easily move the clothes around, while still offering a delicate cycle (best for hi vis garments) to ensure excellent long lasting results.

Snap also automatically provides high quality mild detergent with every wash. Mild detergent reduces the risk of fading, which is such an important safety feature of high visibility clothing. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach with hi vis gear.

Wash your High Visibility clothing at Snap Laundromat Taringa Paddington Brisbane
Our big stainless steel front load washing machines are ideal for washing Hi Vis workgear

Best of all – these big stainless steel machines take just 25 minutes to complete. We have a variety of machines to choose from, including our massive MEGA (takes up to 23 kilograms of laundry) at our Paddington location, or the MAXI (up to 20 kilos) at Taringa so you can wash lots of clothing at once. Don’t forget to grab a coffee, use the free WiFi and relax while the big machines do the hard work for you.

You can get all you hi vis washing done in a snap! Save your washing machine at home & your own sanity – pop in to one of our self serve laundromats and see how easy it is. We’re open 24/7.

Michelle – author & owner – Snap Laundromats

 

Winter Weather Washing – get you doonas, blankets & quilts ready for the cooler nights ahead

The cooler nights have started in Brisbane, which means it is time for many of us to dig out the winter doonas, blankets, comforters and quilts.

And since these items have been stored over summer, it’s a good idea to give them a wash and dry to freshen them up. Check the care instructions, as many winter items are machine washable, and that means a simple visit to your local Laundromat rather than using an expensive dry cleaner.

Wash your Big Winter Items in our HUGE front loaders

The front loaders at Snap Laundromat are ideal for larger items as they have bigger bowl capacity in comparison to household washing machines, and there is no agitator to get in the way or get caught on.

Big front loader washing machines for winter items - doonas, blankets, quilts & pillows
Big front loader washing machines for winter items – doonas, blankets, quilts & pillows

My favourite washing machines at Snap are the big ones – the MAXI washer @ Taringa and the huge MEGA washer @ Paddington. These machines are the perfect choice for washing king or queen size doonas, blankets, curtains, comforters, quilts, sheets, protectors, pillows, rugs and towels.  All of the front loaders are super fast, and only take 25 minutes to complete. The MEGA washer is an express machine too – so it completes it’s cycle in under 23 minutes.

To compliment these big machines, we installed an automatic detergent dosing system that injects high quality suds into the machines with every wash, so there is no need to add detergent. This means you don’t need to worry about over-suding your doonas and blankets – horray!

Dry your Big Winter items in our Express Dryers

If your items can be tumbled dry, the large cylinders of the Dexter Express dryers we have at Snap mean that drying large items can be done in a snap. Most winter items prefer a low setting in the dryers, but check your care instructions first.

Wet weather & winter express dryers at Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane doona, blanket, sleeping bag, pillow
Wet weather & winter express dryers at Snap

Why not freshen up your doonas and blankets at Snap Laundromat? We’re open 24/7 so you can do your winter washing when it suits you. With two locations now – Taringa & Paddington – getting your winter laundry done is fast, easy and inexpensive.

Michelle & Ian – authors & owners – Snap Laundromat

See you at Snap

Sshh! Don’t tell Mum how easy it is to treat her on Mothers Day by doing all her laundry in a Snap

It’s so easy to treat Mum this Mother’s Day at Snap Laundromat, Taringa. You can secretly get all the laundry done in less than 1 hour at Snap. Why not treat her to a delicious breakfast and coffee next door at Place of Stones (Mothers Day bookings are essential) while you pop her laundry on. But don’t tell her how easy it is – she will think you are amazing!

Treat Mum this Mothers Day at Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane
Photo Credit – Michelle Rose

Hint: Laundry in a snap at Snap Laundromat, Taringa: Try our big machines & express dryers for Mum’s washing. We provide FREE high quality detergent too.

And have a Happy Mothers Day!