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

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!!**

 

 

Hygenically clean pillows, curtains, doonas & blankets

Wash your big bedding items in our huge front loader machines in 25 minutes or less!

Wash your pillows

Snap’s stainless steel Dexter washing machines are super fast. All our machines also automatically provide free, high quality, mild detergent with every wash. All prices include hot, warm or cold water wash.

Wash prices:

  • $16 Mega Washer (Paddington store). Our Mega Washers can wash 23 kilos & are ideal for washing multiple king or queen size doonas & heavy blankets at once. Perfect for washing curtains and other large bedding items.
  • $14 Maxi Washer (Taringa store). Can wash up to 20 kilos & perfect for King & Queen size doonas and other large items such as curtains and blankets.
  • $9 Triple Load (both stores). Great for washing Queen doonas, pillows, towels and sheets. Wash up to 13 kg!
  • $6 Double Load (both stores), suitable for up to 10kg and perfect for Double & Single doonas, sheets and towels.

Don’t forget – we’re open 24/7. See you at Snap!

A natural choice – washing and laundering organic Bamboo Blends

My daughter suffers from sensitive skin allergies, so I am always on the lookout for clothing and products that are organic with gentle, hypoallergenic qualities. I love to see  that bamboo blends are growing in popularity in Australia, offering a wide range of benefits and organic solutions for clothing, linen and towels.

In addition to its strength and softness, bamboo is an eco-friendly fibre with natural anti-bacterial qualities and gentle for those with sensitive skin. Not only that, bamboo is supremely soft and silky to the touch, it is breathable and thermo-regulating, and very absorbent.  Its natural qualities do not irritate the sensitive skin on my daughter.

Bamboo Cotton Eco Friendly Towels at Snap Laundromat Brisbane Laundry Taringa
Bamboo Cotton Eco Friendly Towels at Snap Laundromat

Bamboo and the environment

As most of us are all trying to consider the impact we have on the environment, the ‘eco advantages’ and environmental sustainability of bamboo textiles are also key reasons why I love using bamboo blends –

  • Sustainable. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year, and grows quickly. It is a naturally resilient plant, which does not need fertilisers to boost its growth, or pesticides since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant.
  • Eco Friendly. Bamboo requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, and absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality.
  • Biodegradable. Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind.

Bamboo at the laundry

So, how do you care for and launder clothing, linen and towels made from bamboo blends? I’ve found this to be really easy, especially at Snap Laundromat  where our service provides the perfect wash for organic blends –

  • 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 which automatically injects high quality detergent into the machines with every wash. You only need a small amount of good quality detergent to experience the perfect wash.
  • Try Warm machine wash. Warm water helps break up any body oils absorbed during use, and also opens up the fibres so that they are absorbent during wear. Check the care instructions on your garments prior to washing, as some blends will prefer cold water wash. All our Dexter front loader washing machines at Snap allow you to select a cold or warm water wash, perfect for organic blends.
  • Avoid fabric softeners and bleach. Due to my daughter’s skin sensitivities, I long ago tossed out the fabric softener and bleach. I believe that there is no reason to expose yourself (or your natural textiles) to the chemicals in softeners when natural alternatives exist. Not only are they safer for you, your family and the environment, but they’re much more economical too. At Snap, you can add natural alternatives to your washing in the front loaders through the funnel at the top of each machine. You can –
  1. Add a quarter cup of baking soda to wash cycle to soften fabric, or
  2. Add a quarter cup of white vinegar to rinse to soften fabric 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.
  •  Tumble dry. You can tumble dry bamboo clothing, linen and towels on a low setting. Tumble drying generally improves the absorbency of bamboo based towels, but it is important to not over dry them as this will make them feel harsh and crunchy. Our dryers at Snap allow for drying on a low setting, and you can open the dryers at any time during their cycle to check your garments.

When cared for correctly, bamboo based textiles will last for years to come, providing an excellent organic and durable alternative for clothing, bedding and towels.

Michelle – Author, Mum & Owner Snap Laundromat