Quick & easy steps to keep your sleeping bag in top condition

Have you washed your sleeping bag since last camping trip? Keep it clean and in top condition with these quick & easy laundry steps:

  1. Always check the washing and care instructions. Most sleeping bags can be washed but you need to be sure before you proceed.
  2. Select a large front loader washing machine. Avoid using a top loader, as the drawstring and straps of the bag can get caught or tangled on the agitator.
  3. Zip the bag up and place in the front loader.
  4. Select Cold Water (gentle) wash. At Snap, we installed an automatic dosing system which automatically injects high quality mild detergent into the machines with every wash, so there is no need to add detergent.
  5. Avoid fabric softeners and bleach, especially with down bags (you don’t need to expose yourself and the environment to the chemicals in softeners and bleach if you don’t need to!)
  6. When complete, get the sleeping bag carefully out of the machine and place in a basket to take home to dry, or use one of the express dryers.

    Wash and dry sleeping bags at Snap Laundromat Brisbane
    Use one of the big front loaders at Snap Laundromat to wash your sleeping bag in a snap!

For many sleeping bags, it is possible to use a large dryer like the ones at Snap, where the bag can freely tumble around. While this is suitable for most sleeping bags, read the label carefully before you proceed.

  1. Set the tumble dryer setting to low.
  2. Ensure that the bag is not still soaked (allow drip drying first).
  3. Placement of one or two tennis balls in the dryer can assist in ensuring even distribution of down or filling while the bag dries.
  4.  Tumble dry at low setting only. Check regularly and remove as soon as it has dried.
  5. Make sure your bag is completely dry when packing in it’s bag.Easter camping and wash your sleeping bag Snap Laundromat

Save Time! Laundry is faster & easier @ Snap

Typical Australian households can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week doing laundry chores – yuck!

This is where Snap Laundromats can help:

  • Wash in less than 25 mins using Snap’s stainless steel washing machines.
  • Our HUGE machines fit more washing – Our Dexter front loader washing machines have a huge bowl capacity compared to domestic machines. Our customers can wash double loads, triple loads or even 5 plus basket loads in our MEGA washer. The MEGA washer can take up to a massive 23 kilograms and is perfect for huge items like doonas, blankets and curtains.
  • Wash multiple loads at once! Get a week’s worth of laundry done by loading multiple washing machines at the same time. All the washing is done in less than 25 minutes rather than all day long. Bring clothes, sheets, towels – bring everything – and wash at the same time.
  • Express drying – our Dexter 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.
  • WiFi while you wait – Use the waiting time effectively by utilising our free & fast internet WiFi to catch up on emails, study, research or Google.

With two Brisbane locations (Taringa | Paddington), our laundries are also located next to some of Brisbane’s best cafes and restaurants – so why not pop your washing in, grab a coffee and start saving time NOW.save time now on laundry at Snap Laundromat Brisbane

 

No Cash? No worries! Electronic payments are now available at Snap Paddington

No cash? No worries! Snap Laundromat at Paddington now accepts electronic payments as well as coin payments. This means you can now use a smart phone or mobile device to pay & activate the stainless steel washing machines & dryers at Snap.

Snap Laundromat Paddington now accepts electronic payments cashless
Use your smart phone to pay and activate the washing machines & dryers at Snap Laundromats

First register & login to your an account via 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.

Snap Paddington now joins Snap Taringa as one of the first laundromats in Australia to offer cashless payments. We are very proud to offer this type of convenience for our customers.

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

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

 

Spring has Sprung at Snap

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

The big front loader washing machines are ideal for washing larger items before you put them away to store for next winter.

And why not take the opportunity to spring clean your curtains, quilts or summer items at the same time? You can load multiple machines at once at our Laundromats, and as all of the stainless steel washers take 25 minutes or less to complete, you’ll have your last winter wash and spring clean done in no time!

The washing machines at Snap automatically dispense free, high quality detergent with every wash.

Don’t want to waste the beautiful spring daylight? Our Laundromats are open 24/7, so you can conveniently spring clean when it suits you.

Fast, Easy, Spring Clean!

Michelle & Ian – authors & owners

Spring has Sprung at Snap Laundromat Brisbane
Photo Credit: (the beautiful & talented) Michelle Rose

The Ballerina and the Laundromat

Snap Laundromats are popular locations for unique photo shoots in Brisbane, including fashion editorials, music groups and even dancers!

Take a peak at some of the imagery created for ‘The Ballerina and the Laundromat’ photo shoot at Snap Laundromat, Paddington.

We love the beautiful tutus and costumes, the striking contrast with the stainless steel washing machines, elegant poses, of course beautiful ballerina Emma.The Ballerina and the Laundromat, photo shoot, Snap Laundromat Paddington Brisbane

On pointe at the laundromat, Snap Laundromat Paddington BrisbaneDancer at Snap Laundromat, photo shoot, Snap Laundromat Paddington Brisbane

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Friendly Laundry in a Snap

Snap Laundromats at Taringa & Paddington are family owned. Family is very important to us – that’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure that our laundromats are relevant & suitable for today’s modern families – small or large!

Our laundromat motto is FAST, EASY, CLEAN: we strive to provide a welcoming & clean laundry environment that is a first choice option for families that even have a home washing machine. Here’s a list of family friendly options that our laundromats offer:

  • Family Friendly Laundry, Family Laundromat, Snap Laundromats Taringa Paddington Brisbane
    Lots of options for busy families at Snap Laundromats, Taringa & Paddington

    Family size washing machines & dryers. We know that families can produce a lot of washing! Snap offers big, family-sized machines & dryers. Save your home domestic machine (and your sanity) and load up the Double or Triple Loads instead – they are fast (only 25 minutes), easy (free detergent is automatically provided) and clean (we maintain our machines & dryers everyday!)

  • Big choice and variety. Snap offers a variety of washing machines sizes to suit: small single top loaders to massive MEGA front loaders. If you need to do lots of smaller loads – try using multiple Double Loads for $6 each. If you have big items – like doonas or blankets – give the MAXI at Taringa or the MEGA at Paddington a go. MEGA can take up to 23 kilograms of washing!
  • Mild detergent for sensitive skin. My daughter suffers from sensitive skin allergies, so I am well aware of many family’s requirements for gentle, hypoallergenic detergents and cleaning products. At Snap, we installed an automatic dosing system which automatically injects high quality, mild detergent into the machines with every wash. You only need a small amount of high quality detergent to experience the perfect wash; and this provides a tolerable experience for those with sensitive skin!
  • Snap Laundromat , Breastfeeding is Welcome Here, Australian Breastfeeding Association, ABA, Brisbane Taringa and Paddington
    Breastfeeding is Welcome Here! We provide a friendly & safe environment for breastfeeding while you wait for your laundry.

    Free Wifi to entertain all the family. Need to distract the kids while waiting for the laundry? Snap Laundromats offer free WiFi – horray! – so the kids can happily play online games or watch videos while waiting with you.

  • Pram friendly. Snap Laundromats are flat, at street level, offer wide doorways and easily accessible for prams.
  • Breastfeeding is Welcome Here. Snap Laundromats are approved members of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)’s Breastfeeding Welcome Here program. For mothers with babies or young children, we provide a smoke free, friendly & safe environment (with room to move a pram) to support breastfeeding.
  • Coffee is the Key. If you are like me, the only was to survive a hectic family schedule is with good coffee! Luckily, both our laundries are conveniently located next to some of the best coffee shops in Brisbane. Try Place of Stones at Taringa or one of the many cafe options at Paddington. I’m a huge fan of the quirky child-friendly cafe SassaFras up on Latrobe Terrace, in a great spot near Woolworths, for when I need groceries too. You won’t be disappointed!

As you can see, we have lots of options for busy families at Snap Laundromat. Pop down to one of our laundries at Taringa or Paddington, and give it a try! You’ll see how easy family laundry can be.

Michelle – author, mum & owner – Snap Laundromats.

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