It’s time to Wash, Dry & Reinvigorate

Spring has arrived, so it’s time to do a final wash & dry before storing away winter blankets & cold-weather clothes. And, why not also take the opportunity to wash, dry & reinvigorate your linen for spring?

Snap Laundromat’s big front loader washing machines are ideal for washing large items, such as doonas, blankets, pillows, outdoor cushions, curtains and quilts.

Our Dexter Laundry washers take less than 25 mins to complete a full cycle, and automatically dispense high quality mild detergent FREE OF CHARGE.

And, don’t waste the beautiful spring daylight – our Laundromats are open 24/7, so you can conveniently spring clean when it suits you.

Laundry Spring Clean
Spring is here! Time to reinvigorate with a laundry spring clean.
Photo Credit: Shell Rose Photography

It’s never been so easy to wash & dry your laundry!

Snap Laundromat offers stainless steel washing machines that take less than 25 minutes. Together with the express dryers, you can get all your laundry done in less than 1 hour. No cash or coins? Snap Laundromats are also the first in Australia to accept Pay by Mobile.

Our Laundromats can make laundry easier because –

  • Wash times are less than 25 minutes. All of the stainless steel front loader washing machines at Snap Laundromats, including the huge Mega washers, take less than 25 minutes. Home domestic washing machines just can’t match this speed & efficiency.Dry your laundry at Snap Laundromats with industrial dryers
  • 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 clothes, sheets & towels as well as big bedding items such as king size doonas and blankets.
  • Express drying is FAST – our huge 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.
  • You don’t even need detergent: Both Brisbane laundromats are also connected to an automatic detergent dosage system, providing high quality detergent free of charge.
  • Pay by Mobile. No cash? No worries! Simply use your mobile smart phone, tablet or laptop to pay and activate the washers & dryers. Snap also offers free and fast internet WiFi while you wait.

Visit our website for more details or email us at info@snaplaundromat.com.au

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

 

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).

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

How to wash and dry a sleeping bag

Many of us enjoy using the Easter long weekend to go camping, relax, and spend some quality time with family and friends.

As it is such a busy holiday period, it’s a good idea to do some pre-checking of the tent and camping essentials, such as the sleeping bags and linen, to make sure everything is ready for the big trip!

Washing the sleeping bags keeps them feeling fresh and in top condition.

So, how do you wash and dry a sleeping bag? Easy!

At Snap Laundromat, all you need is your sleeping bag, one of the large front loaders and one of the express dryers, and a couple of tennis balls!

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!
  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. Do not use 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.  Don’t 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, place in a basket, and allow it to drip dry outside for a few minutes.
  7. Do not wring the water out; instead, just press the water out where possible.

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.

    Get ready for camping - wash and dry your sleeping bags at Snap Laundromat Brisbane Taringa
    Wash & dry your sleeping bags at Snap – and enjoy your camping trip!

Make sure your bag is completely dry when packing in it’s bag.

Happy sleeping bag washing and enjoy your camping trip!

Michelle & Ian – authors, owners & campers – Snap Laundromat

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.

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

 

 

Student Life, Study and Snap Laundromat

At Snap Laundromat, we are the closest coin laundry to the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.  So what does Snap Laundromat have to offer uni students? Heaps! Check out our list below:

  • Snap Laundromat is the closest laundry to the University of Queensland St Lucia campus Toowong Taringa BrisbaneAccessible location – do your laundry between lectures! Snap is the closest self service coin laundry to the UQ campus, and centrally located to the suburbs of St Lucia, Taringa and Toowong. The laundry is easily accessible from the Taringa train station (approximately 5 mins walk), bus stops are directly outside, and there is ample street parking available directly outside. Lots of students even cycle to our laundromat! Snap is located so conveniently to the uni that many students visit the laundry to do their washing in between their lectures for the day. Why not give it a try?
  • Free WiFi. Bring your own device (laptop, smartphone, iPad, tablet), and use our free WiFi. You can study, research the internet, do assignments, catch up on emails while waiting for your laundry.

    Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane Toowong St Lucia University of Queensland UQ
    Fast, Easy, Clean – Snap Laundromat
  • Modern and reliable self service coin Laundry. Snap is equipped with world-renowned Dexter Laundry machinery, offering fast, efficient and high quality washing and drying.  The onsite change machine means that you do not have the worry of finding the right change to use the equipment.
  • Open everyday 24/7. Our Laundromat is always open, so you can do you laundry when it suits you. Snap is well lit and has CCTV monitoring for our night-time customers.
  • Free detergent. We have installed an automatic dosing system so that the correct amount of detergent is automatically injected into all the front loader washing machines. That means you don’t need to lug your detergent with you! It also means that you won’t accidentally over-suds your washing, resulting in a poor quality wash. Less detergent is also better for the environment.
  • Save Time. Our Dexter front loader washing machines take only 25 minutes to complete their cycle, and have a huge bowl capacity compared to domestic machines. You can wash double loads, triple loads or up to 20 kilograms in our super Maxi washer. You can also bring their entire week’s washing, and load multiple washing machines at the same time.
  • Environmentally friendly. The environmentally friendly qualities of our laundromat are extremely important to us. The Dexter front loaders use significantly less water and energy; the Dexter dryers have the reputation for delivering maximum energy efficiency. They also require far less detergent, which is better for the environment.
  • Coffee while you wait for your laundry - available from Place of Stones Cafe Restaurant Taringa Brisbane
    Coffee while you wait for your laundry – available from Place of Stones

    Breakfast, meals and coffee. Place of Stones restaurant, next door to our laundry, services delicious meals, pizzas, snacks and coffee to enjoy while you wait. This restaurant is extremely popular with students. Try their amazing breakfast pancakes!

See you at Snap.

Michelle & Ian – authors & owners – Snap Laundromat

Back to school: washing school uniforms to get the best results

The new school year for 2014 is rapidly approaching, with kids and parents preparing this year’s school books, stationary and most importantly the school uniforms!

Back to school: washing school uniforms laundry Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane
Tips for getting great results when washing school uniforms

Once the school term starts and the school uniforms are worn, I find that the laundry hamper quickly becomes overwhelmed with a pile of school dresses, skirts, blouses, shorts, sports uniform polos, socks, togs, cardigans etc etc.

Most of the school uniforms I’ve washed have care instructions that state “hand wash, drip dry”. I tend to think that many parents are like myself and simply do not have enough time, nor enough spare uniforms, to hand wash and drip dry only.

So, how do you wash school uniforms to get the best results, using a washing machine?  Here are some of my tips:

  • Wash separately. For best results, wash uniforms separately with similar colours and textiles. At Snap Laundromat, you can load multiple washers simultaneously so that you can get many loads of washing done in just 25 minutes. This is a luxury that you cannot do at home with a single domestic machine.
  • Use mild detergent. Remember that less detergent is actually more! Many Australians over-suds their washing, making clothes stiff, and cause a build up of mould and mildew. At Snap, we installed an automatic dosing system that injects high quality detergent into the machines with every wash, so there is no need to add detergent. You only need a small amount of good quality detergent to experience the perfect wash for school uniforms.
  • Try cold water (gentle) wash. With uniforms, use a cold water / gentle wash for best results. The washing machines at Snap allow you to select your preferred water temperature.
  • Avoid fabric softeners and bleach; use natural alternatives instead. Why expose your children to the chemicals in softeners when natural alternatives exist? Instead, you can add the following to the funnel at the top of the washing machines at Snap:
  1. Add a quarter cup of baking soda to the wash cycle to cleanse and soften the uniforms, or
  2. Add a quarter cup of white, distilled vinegar to the last rinse cycle to naturally soften the uniforms and eliminate cling, or
  3. Check out your local health food store for a natural fabric softener that uses a natural base like soy instead of chemicals.
  • Line or Tumble dry. In dry weather, hang the uniforms on a hanger and then line dry in a shady spot. Using a hanger means they don’t wrinkle as much. Do not make the mistake of line hanging uniforms in direct sunlight, as UV will deteriorate them very quickly. You can tumble dry on a low setting, but it’s important to use a low temperature and not to over dry them in a dryer so that the uniforms last longer. The dryers at Snap Laundromat are just $1 for 8 minutes drying time, and are express dryers, so your uniforms are ready in a Snap!
Washing school uniforms at Snap Laundromat Taringa Brisbane Back to School Laundry
Washing school uniforms at Snap Laundromat

 

 

Michelle – Author, Mum & Owner – Snap Laundromat Brisbane