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.
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.
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 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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
At Snap, we strive to provide a self service laundry that is always aligned with our motto of Fast, Easy, Clean. Our impact on the environment is also an important consideration for us, and we have made a number of decisions to minimise our carbon footprint and support eco friendly options at our laundry. Here’s how you can do environmentally friendly laundry at Snap:
Save Water. 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 much less water than top loaders – up to 70% less. Our Dexter front loader washing machines are internationally renowned for their sump-free washer design and flexible water usage settings to reduce water consumption. Compared to domestic household machines, our Dexters use significantly less water.
Save Energy. Front loaders use a tumbling action to turn and wash clothes, so this uses less energy than the mechanical parts moving in a top loader. They are also designed to have higher spin speeds, resulting in less moisture in the clothes on completion. This shortens the energy and drying time required by the dryers when you need them – therefore reducing greenhouse gases.
Reduce Greenhouse Gases. Our express dryers have the reputation for delivering maximum energy efficiency by balancing heat input, tumble speed, air recirculation, and airflow through large-diameter cylinders. A standard load of washing can be dried in less than 30 minutes at the laundromat, compared to household dryers that can take well over an hour to dry and utilise so much energy.
Use Less Detergent. Too much detergent can make your clothes stiff, cause a build up of mould and mildew, and negatively impacts the environment. We made the decision to install an automatic dosing system so that high quality detergent is automatically injected into the machines with every wash. Only a small amount of good quality detergent is required to provide the perfect wash.
Avoid Dry Cleaning Chemicals. Washing and drying your large items – such as doonas, pillows & blankets – in our BIG machines means that you can avoid harsh dry cleaning chemicals. Our MAXI machine can wash up to 20 kilograms in just 25 minutes, using mild detergent for a brilliant clean.
We strive to create a bright, clean, safe & interesting environment that carefully considers its impact on the environment. Come and visit us, where you can support eco friendly laundry choices AND get your washing done in a snap.
Michelle & Ian – Authors & Owners – Snap Laundromat
Sincere thanks to Michelle Rose for her beautiful images & photography.
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:
Accessible 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.
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.
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
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!
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:
Add a quarter cup of baking soda to the wash cycle to cleanse and soften the uniforms, or
Add a quarter cup of white, distilled vinegar to the last rinse cycle to naturally soften the uniforms and eliminate cling, or
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!