Become a super laundry hero!

It’s easy to be a super laundry hero at Snap Laundromat, and here’s why:

1. Super fast! Super sized washers have wash cycles less than 25 minutes. This means you’ll get it done super fast & save time.

2. Divide and conquer super sized laundry piles. Use multiple washers simultaneously to divide & conquer even the largest washing piles

3. Save money! Our self-service prices are super affordable. Wash from $5 – $16. Free detergent is automatically added to each wash!

4. Super convenience for busy people. Snap is open 24 hours, and conveniently located so that you can go to the gym or grab a coffee while your laundry is washing or drying.

SNAP LAUNDROMAT: 2 Brisbane locations

  1. Paddington – 284 GIven Terrace
  2. Taringa – 69 Westerham Street

super self service laundry at Snap Laundromat Brisbane

 

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!

 

Help Santa & his reindeer find the Christmas Tree.

Be part of the interactive Christmas lights display at Snap Laundromat, Taringa, by helping Santa & his reindeer find the Christmas Tree!

Yes it’s true – we designed this year’s display so that the public can trigger on the lights adorning the 4.2 meter high Christmas Tree at the Laundromat.

Snap's interactive Christmas Tree lights in Brisbane's western suburbs Taringa
Snap’s interactive Christmas Tree lights in Brisbane’s western suburbs Taringa

This is our second year applying to enter the 4KQ Christmas Lights competition. As a local family business, it’s a great opportunity for us to design & build the lights display with our kids, and see how proud they are to share this with the local community at the laundromat.

We’ve been busily planning, designing and building for this year’s competition. Our kids told us that they wanted our lights display to be “unique”, “memorable” and “interactive”. As our laundry is internet-enabled, we decided that we had the perfect opportunity to allow the public to engage and interact with our Christmas lights when they visit.

You can set the lights ablaze simply by registering and logging in to www.eziwash.com.au/taringa – then activating the lights using your smart phone or mobile device. It’s absolutely FREE! See our easy steps below.

The Christmas tree is custom built by us, and it’s contrasting lights and star are triggered each time someone activates the service, with the additional lights sparkling for approximately 30 seconds.

You can help Santa and his reindeer, also on display at the Laundromat, find the Christmas tree at 69 Westerham Street Taringa.

Place of Stones, next to our laundromat, is open for dinner Tues – Sat inclusive. Why not bring the family, interact with the Christmas Lights while enjoying a fabulous dinner or gourmet pizza from Stones?

Snap Laundromat and Place of Stones Christmas Lights display Brisbane
Why not bring the family to interact with the lights display and enjoy dinner at Place of Stones?

Steps to interact with the Christmas Lights:

1. Register and Login at www.eziwash.com.au/taringa

2. Select Light the Xmas Tree from the menu

3. Enter snap as the service code

4. Select Charge Now – it’s free!

Enjoy our display and Merry Christmas from the Snap Laundromat team!

Christmas Lights display for the 2014 4KQ Lights Competition Brisbane Taringa interactive Snap Laundromat
Snap’s interactive Christmas Lights display for the 2014 4KQ Lights Competition. Help Santa find the Christmas Tree by turning on the lights with a smartphone!

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

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

 

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

 

 

Snap Laundromat Taringa features in Weekend Notes

We are very proud to announce that Snap features in a great article about our local laundromat in Weekend Notes.

Read the full article here at: http://www.weekendnotes.com/snap-laundromat-taringa/

Thanks Weekend Notes and writer Lynne Cargill, and to all our supporters, customers and friends for your encouragement so that we strive to provide a great laundry experience for all.