Monday, July 17, 2017

How to Get Oil Smell Out of Clothes

Coca-Cola Soak
Take the smelly clothes and place them in a pail. Fill with enough original Coca-Cola to cover them completely. Soak overnight and wash them as you normally would. The oily smell should be lifted out. As a variation to this solution, empty a can of Coke into your washing machine along with your detergent to get the oily smell out.

Pine-Sol It Out

Try soaking your clothing in Pine-Sol to get the smell of oil out of your clothes. If you decide to try this solution, you will want to use this household cleaner at full strength. Soak the clothing for an hour or two before washing.

Baking Soda Soak and Wash

Fill your washing machine with water. Dissolve one cup of baking soda in hot water and add it to the water. Add the stanky clothing and let them soak for at least 30 minutes. You can leave them in the machine overnight if you wish before adding detergent and running your regular wash cycle.

4 Liquid Dish Soap and Hot Water Method

Dawn dish soap will remove the heavy oily smell from clothing. You need to be careful when adding this product to your washing machine. A little of it will go a long way. Use hot water in the washing machine. You may want to add vinegar to the rinse cycle to cut through the soap and leave the clothing ready to wear.

Super Clean Foaming Cleaner Degreaser

Another effective way to banish the oil smell from your clothes is to give them a bath in Super Clean Foaming Cleaner Degreaser. This product is available in the automotive section at Ace Hardware, as well as online. You will probably want to invest in the gallon size if you are going to be using it for your laundry. Soak the clothes in this product for about an hour before washing them, or add the Super Clean to the load and wash as usual.


Eucalyptus Oil in your Wash

Try adding two capfuls of eucalyptus oil to your wash when you have to deal with greasy clothing along with your detergent. You can buy this product in health stores, some drug stores and online. You can also presoak the items with the eucalyptus oil in your washing machine before washing them.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Laundry Business Seminar Manila

It's been three long years  since our last seminar and a lot has changed. This time we will share with you more knowledge and strategies in running a successful and profitable laundry business the unconventional way. Reserve your seats now!




KEY TOPICS:
I. Introduction to the Laundry Business
II. Four Factors in the Cleaning Process
III. Care Labels Guide
IV. Laundry Shop Layout / Design
V. Overview of the Laundry Process
VI. Financial Aspects of Laundry Business
• Capitalization (Machines, Location, Staff Requirements, Supplies, etc.)
• Feasibility Study
• Break Even
• Return of Investment
VII. Detailed Discussion of the Laundry Work Flow
• Receiving
• Sorting
• Tagging
• Spotting
• Soaking
• Washing
• Drying/Segregating
• Folding and Packing
• Claiming
VIII. Dry Cleaning and Wet Cleaning
IX. Safety Procedures
• Health and Safety
• Protective Clothing and Equipment
X. Laundry Chemicals / Other Supplies
XI. DIY vs. Full Service Laundry
XII. BONUS TOPICS: 
How to choose the best machines. 
Machine Price lists and Suppliers.
Machine Maintenance. 
Finding a Location.
Different Marketing Strategies.
How to name your business.
Pricing and Quotation for corporate accounts. 
How to hire employees,
How to Price your Services.
How to Register your Business
Actual demonstration – Folding and Packing of Personal Items
Household Items Folding Techniques, Area Rug Cleaning
Pressing Barong and Coat. 


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tips for a successful DIY or self service laundry shop

I have seen so many self service laundry shop everywhere. But what it takes to operate a successful self service laundry shop.? Self service laundry or DIY are a simple business which can be very profitable if you select a good location – and if you pay attention to the basics:

Hours of Operation
Successful self service laundry shop should be open long hours. Most customers work during the day and use the laundry at night or on the weekends. Take advantage of early morning wash dry fold business by opening at 7 am – no later than 8 am. We recommend staying open at least until 10 pm or even later, depending on your location and the hours of other stores in your area. Opening 24 hours a day is a good idea only if you are in a busy, well lighted, high traffic location.


Cleanliness
We can’t stress this enough. Keep your shop squeaky clean. A neat, tidy laundry demonstrates your pride of ownership, attracts customers and is also safer for your employees and your customers. Make sure your attendant knows that mopping the floor, wiping down machines, cleaning the restrooms and keeping the front walk swept are part of her job description. Even if your store is unattended, it should still be kept clean. Stop in a few times a day to clean, or employ a janitorial service or a local resident to do this job.


Pricing
Be competitive with your pricing. Check out your competition to be sure your self service laundry offers good value. Maintain a meaningful pricing ratio between your top loaders, double loaders, triple loaders and larger washers. Don’t forget to monitor the time you are giving per quarter on your dryers. Price your drop off services competitively as well.





Friendly Service
Insist that your attendants are always pleasant, cheerful and courteous to your customers. You are in a service industry, and customers can easily switch to a nearby self service laundry shop if they are not treated well. Prompt refunds, assistance with machine selection, helping carry loads in and out, making change with a smile, and a cheerful hello and goodbye will pay big dividends. Don’t overlook customer service if you operate a self service laundry. Self-service customers need an easy and reliable method of receiving refunds when a machine or bill changer does not function properly. Provide your self-service customers with a way of contacting you – using a wall mounted mailbox for refund slips and for suggestions or comments works great and shows customers that you value them.

Machine UpKeep 
Keep your equipment running properly. Don’t have out of order signs all over your equipment. Promptly repair even the smallest things to prevent larger problems later. Never bypass safety devices, lid switches, door locks, etc. Customers don’t like to contend with washers that only work on hot, others that don’t spin out properly, dryers that only work on certain selections, etc. Keep your machines safe and working properly.

In summary, don’t try to complicate a simple business. Keep your laundry shop spotless, price your machines and services competitively, treat your customers great, keep your washers, dryers and vending machines working properly, and finally, keep your laundry open during the proper hours, to maximize your sales and profit.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tiendesitas Bazaar


It's been a  long time since my last blog. I was too busy with my newborn baby and my new business. Appleberry was established last November 2016 we started just by making laundry bags and selling them in bulk. After giving birth I decided to make my own store but I can't actually put up a physical store yet since I need to take care of my little one so I decided to join in a bazaar to showcase our products. Most of our products are mainly laundry bags, shopping bag, drawstring bags and men's apparel. We also supply promotional bags and shirt in bulk for your corporate needs. To know more you can visit our site appleberryph.weebly.com





Friday, February 10, 2017

Helpful tips to extend the life of your clothes

Mesh laundry bags are the infinitely packable, infinitely washable, infinitely versatile alternative to plastic zip-close bags. When you want to clean or corral small objects without creating an air-tight seal, a mesh bag in the tool you need. Once you start using mesh bags to help you sort, manage, and protect your laundry, you’ll wonder how you managed without them — but it’s their off-label uses that will truly tickle your productivity bone.

  1. Choose the right size mesh bag for your needs. A laundry bag is usually roomy enough to stash a week’s worth of dirty laundry. A lingerie bag, on the other hand, is a smaller bag made specifically for washing a few delicate items.Sports and equipment bags tend to be quite large, but you’ll find a variety of sizes and colors.
  2. Use lingerie bags routinely for lingerie to avoid stretched straps, snags, and damaging other clothing with hungry bra hooks. Clip a lingerie bag on or next to the laundry hamper so you can tuck things directly into the bag as you take them off.
  3. Solve the mystery of disappearing socks.Left on their own, socks and other small items can float to the top and work their way out of the washer tub and into the pump. Besides the annoyance of the disappearing act, this nasty trick can plug the pump and flood your laundry room.
  4. Machine wash with confidence. Tucking sweaters and other hand wash items into a mesh bag cuts down on friction and stretching. You’ll find you can safely machine wash many hand washables and even some clothes recommending dry cleaning if you use a mesh bag and the delicate cycle.
  5. Bundle baby clothes. Protect your tiniest garments by grouping them up in a mesh laundry bag.
  6. Eliminate sock and underwear sorting. Give individual bags to each member of the household, and have them put dirty socks and underwear directly into the bag. No more matching and sorting, ever again! Label names with permanent marker (check for a tag inside the bag) or buy mesh sport or equipment bags in various colors.
  7. Avoid bags with drawstring closures.Drawstrings often come undone and become hopelessly tangled with other laundry and your washing machine agitator. Try using bags that are large enough to simply knot the entire end.
  8. Don’t overfill mesh bags. More than two-thirds full and there won’t be enough space for the items inside to wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
  9. Use a mesh bag for stuffed animals and toys. A mesh bag (and possible another item or three) protects plushies from excess friction, stretching, and tangling with other items in the wash.
  10. Hang it up. If your bag doesn’t have a drawstring, you can hang it easily using aclothespin with a clothes hanger hook on it.
  11. Keep lingerie bag zippers closed with a small safety pin.
  12. Stick a mesh bag to the bathtub wall with suction cups to drain and store children’s tub toys.
  13. Use a mesh bag when you’re campingfor lightweight dish storage and to hang clean dishes up to dry.
  14. Small, zippered lingerie bags make short work of organizing extra clothing and fresh diapers in a diaper bag.
  15. Corral all the little things you want to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher: children’s toys, hairbrushes, drinking straws, Legos, medicine dose cups, small utensils.
  16. Drain and store beach toys in a big mesh laundry or sports bag.