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How Simplified Cleaner helped New Yorkers to stay SAFE during COVID-19

Simplified Cleaner is helping people to avoid crowded places like laundromats, limit potential exposure and stop spreading of the virus. And help unemployed New Yorkers to save money.

By ordering laundry and other necessary services online, you limit potential exposure and risk to yourself and to others.

That was the Simplified Cleaner message to New Yorker’s and medical workers who was struggling to do their laundry during the pandemic. It continues below…

Simplified Cleaner Concierge Drivers and Cleaning/Washing Specialists are following strict guidelines on how to protect themselves, your laundry and make every delivery as safe for you as possible by wearing mask, gloves and doing contactless delivery.

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Need to Do Travel Laundry? These Are Your Options

Do you let laundry come between you and your precious vacation relaxation time? Many people avoid it at all costs. Yet for most travellers, it’s an inevitable part of the journey.

Younger, more carefree explorers have no problem staying laundry-free during a vacation. They can easily pack enough sets of clothes to last them two weeks.

However, a long enough trip means that they too will have to use the hotel sink to take some dirt off.

If you’re packing light, going for a long vacation, or have a family (you can only carry so many pairs of underwear!), you should expect to do some travel laundry at some point.

Depending on your preferences, you have several options for doing laundry while traveling. If you’d prefer a quick, professional service that takes no time (literally zero hours) off your vacation, check out our AirBnB Laundry package.

Vacation laundry at the laundromat

Wherever you travel, you can almost always count on there being a laundromat. All you have to do is pay a small fee and you can fit in a load, at any time of the day. Some laundromats even operate around the clock.

This makes cleaning on vacation a breeze.

Well… except the long hours you have to spend waiting around. It usually takes about 40 minutes to wash one load of laundry. This may vary further depending on the size of the load and type of wash. Drying your laundry takes an additional 45 minutes, depending on the fabric.

That’s one hour and 15 minutes dedicated to vacation laundry, at minimum. And all of this is still not counting the time it takes to get there and back. In practice, a trip to the laundromat can eat up an entire afternoon or evening of your limited vacation time.

Use a vacation laundry service

Luckily, convenient laundry services are readily available all across the world. Whether you’re in Indonesia, Tanzania, Peru, or the Big Apple, you can always find a cost-effective laundry washing service.

Depending on where you are in the world, they will either hand wash your laundry or use machines.

Usually, your clothes are hung to dry so a turnaround time of at least 24 hours is expected. Quicker service may be available for an additional price.

If you’re using a laundry service in a foreign country, be sure to carefully inquire about the cost and carefully note the items in your load to ensure that everything you sent off comes back to you.

Also, be sure to leave any special instructions such as detergents to avoid and fabrics that need to be hand washed or dry cleaned.

Final thoughts: Travel laundry? Consider an AirBnB laundry service

You’ll notice that neither of the above options is entirely perfect — you either lose out on vacation time or access to your clothes for a 24 hour period. Hand washing is also a popular option among budget travellers who use contrivances such as the Scrubba Wash Bag to clean their clothes.

But to enjoy your holiday fully, ideally, you’d eliminate any task that sucks time and energy out of your vacation.

Now, we can make that dream a reality for our customers in New York. AirBnB Laundry is one of our special services that caters to travellers who want to fully enjoy their holiday experience.

As the name suggests, the service is designed for AirBnB hosts and their guests. That said, even if you’re at a hotel or are staying at a friend’s place who doesn’t have laundry machines — we’ve got your back! Enjoy luxurious treatment for your fabrics and an even better vacation experience for you and your loved ones.

It’s easy to sign up on your phone, tablet, or computer. Once you’re in our system, you can schedule pickups/deliveries as often as you require and expect the same high-quality service each time.

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Make Your Own Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent With These Tips

The average American home does eight to 10 loads of laundry per week. This results in a total of about 400 loads per year. If you buy all your own cleaning supplies, the costs can add up.
By making your own laundry detergent, you can save some money and use it for something you care about, like going out more frequently. You can also rest easy knowing there are no harmful chemicals in your cleaning agents.
Read on to understand how you can use your own homemade liquid laundry detergent on your next wash:

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent: Ingredients and Directions

Nowadays, making your own detergent isn’t difficult. From a quick trip to a wholesale club or discount store, people are making their own laundry detergent for pennies per load.
For your homemade liquid laundry detergent, you’ll need:
– A bar of pure soap or cup of soap flakes.
– Borax
– Washing soda
– Baking soda
– Measuring cup
– Resealable container
Instructions for how to make liquid laundry detergent:
1. Add the soap flakes or grated soap to a large saucepan with four cups of water and stir continually over medium-low heat until the soap dissolves.
2. In the large resealable container (about three gallons in volume), add the melted soap, half a cup of borax, a cup of washing soda, and a cup of baking soda. Add two gallons of hot water and stir the mixture until everything is dissolved. Wear rubber gloves as washing soda is caustic to the skin.
3. Leave to rest overnight and thicken.
This homemade liquid laundry detergent is good for use in both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washers.


Two tablespoons of your new homemade laundry liquid detergent should be enough for each load. For easier use, transfer to a smaller container half-filled with water and the other half with the detergent. Shake well before use and use a quarter cup per load.



Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent: How to Reduce Toxic Chemicals, Naturally

Making your homemade laundry liquid detergent not only saves you money but also your health and the environment. Studies have revealed that most conventional laundry detergents contain toxic fragrances and chemicals.
You can reduce this toxicity naturally by adding vinegar to your washing machine during the final rinse. This helps clean off any soap residue in the clothing and gives your clothes extra softness.
Baking soda also does a better job than your commercial fabric softener. It can also help you reduce the amount of chlorine bleach you use if you add it to your washing machine before you start the load.
Note that many recipes for homemade liquid laundry detergent include Fels Naptha, Zote, or Octagon bar soap — all of which contain certain harmful chemicals. So use vinegar and baking soda to reduce the toxicity of your detergent.
Final Thoughts: Making Your Own Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent & Other Options
Even after you’ve gone through the process of making liquid laundry detergent, a single load of laundry takes about one and a half hours to complete, from wash to dry.
If there’s one thing our Laundry Bin Experiment taught us about New Yorkers, it’s their pursuit of a convenient lifestyle. This is how we know that some of our readers would rather have someone else handle the hassle of laundry.
If this is you, then we’ve got you all the way. We won’t even make you bring it to us: we’ll assign a driver to pick up your laundry. Once we’re done with it, the same driver will deliver it back to you.
All you have to do is schedule your order. We’ll take care of the rest!

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