Services

  • Full Laundry Service

    Full Laundry Service

    Is it too strong to say we’re in the business of saving time and money for busy lives? Not from what we hear!

    Whether you have had a sick child, need your business or work clothes laundered quickly, have a ton of baby nappies or have brought bed bugs back from an overseas trip, we can help.We look after all your garments  and household items with care.

    Our time-saving full laundry service includes any necessary pre-wash stain removal, washing, drying, folding and placing your items in a laundry bag. An optional ironing service is also available. We will do a same-day wash, dry and fold service within 2 hours.

    Our “house specialty” is doonas and sleeping bags. Our industrial-sized machines ensure that “fresh as a daisy” result and we love seeing your face when you pop in and tell us that you had a better night’s sleep under your clean duvet or blanket, or that you were so much warmer in your sleeping bag after a taxing day of hiking.

    Own an Air B & B? We can pick-up, launder, press and deliver all your linen in plenty of time before your next guests arrive. For more information refer to the Linen Hire service tab on this website.

    Our most popular laundry services include:

    • Wash-dry-fold  – $33.00 per 7 kg load
    • Wash and dry only – $28.00 per 7 kg load
    • Doonas, Underlays and Mattress Toppers, washed and dried – from $50.00 to $60.00
    • Sleeping bags, gently washed and dried – $60.00
    • Down/Puffy Jackets – $28.00
    • Blankets, washed and dried – $44.00
    • Pillows, washed and dried – from 22.00
    • Tablecloths, washed, dried and pressed – from $22.00
    • Bed bugs and flea infestations treatment – $33 per load
    • Pick-up and delivery service to all areas of Canberra and near by areas – $11.00.

    Contact us for a full price list and further information regarding your laundry needs.

  • Self-service

    Self-service

    You are travelling through Canberra and you want a reliable and clean laundromat to wash and dry your well worn clothes…The washing machine has broken down with your wet clothes, half-washed and it’s raining! You are busy, working late hours and can only come in after 6pm to do your laundry.

    We have five self-service washing machines and four dryers. The machines are well-maintained and spotlessly clean. We use hot wash-water and filtered rinse water so your laundry is bright, fresh and lint-free and after a 30-minute wash cycle, our efficient dryers can have your (regular) load dry in another 35 minutes.

    Our friendly staff members are available to help you use the machines. They can give expert advice on managing colours, treating stains and caring for your clothes.

    With staff on site, you can feel secure leaving your load to go for a coffee, or do some grocery shopping at nearby businesses.

    Our machines take tokens which can be purchased from on-site staff members. Our costs include:

    • Wash only – $10.00 per 7 kg load
    • Washing powder – $1.50 per scoop.
  • Dry Cleaning

    Dry Cleaning

    We are agents for Supreme Dry Cleaners that provide the highest quality care for your clothing and household items.

    Get your clothing professionally cleaned to ensure they last well, and the quality and integrity of your clothes is maintained. Your garments are inspected for dirt and marks and the appropriate process best for the type of material and type of stain involved is used.

    Uniform cleaning for the military (ADF) requires a high standard of professional and quality dry cleaning services and are always cleaned to an impeccable standard. Professional suit cleaning is the best way to keep your suits looking smart and polished.

    Quality wedding dress cleaning or evening wear & ball gown cleaning is a speciality. The finest in suit cleaning from tuxedos to hats and tails is offered. A wedding dress storage box with acid-free tissue paper is part of our wedding gown preservation service to keep your dress looking good for years to come and free from any form of damage.

    All dry cleaning services are done by experienced professionals to give your garments a touch of excellence.

    Bring in your garments before midday on weekdays and we’ll  have them ready for you in 24 hours. Most popular items include:

    Suits – $31.50

    Trousers – $14.50

    Dresses – from $21.50

    Skirts – $14.00

    Jackets – $17.00

    Specials (excludes dresses, pleats and overcoats)

    6 for $75.00

    7 for $88.00

    8 for $99.00

    Contact us for a full price list or to request a pick-up or delivery service.

  • Ironing

    Ironing

    We offer a convenient and professional ironing service for those who are time-poor, going through illness or bereavement or for those items that are just too difficult to do at home.

    Come in and meet our team of professionally-trained and peer-reviewed hand ironers (yes, really)!

    We cater for a range of ironing needs, from table linen to formal and business attire and we ensure that we follow any special instructions or requirements.

    We replace your missing shirt buttons as we find them and supply hangers and plastic wrap to prevent dust and rain marking ironed garments. We can also iron and pack your garments for travel.

    Our team guarantees a 48 hour turn-around where your ironing will be returned spotlessly clean, stain and odour-free, with a smooth professional finish. Drop off and pick up your ironing at your convenience, or request pick-up and delivery at suitable times or request a comprehensive price list by contacting us.

    Our most popular items include:

    • Business shirts – $5.50
    • Trousers and jeans – $6.00
    • Dresses – from $10.00
    • Polo shirts – $3.50
    • T-shirts – $3.00
    • Shorts – $3.00
    • Tablecloths – from $10.00
    • Sheets – $13.00
    • Pillow Slips – $2.50
    • Doona Covers –  $16.50
    • Add $1.00 per item for a wash service & iron
  • Custom tailoring

    Custom tailoring

    Repairs and alterations are made by our professional tailor, affording you the perfect fit and look. Our prices are competitive and reasonable compared with city stores.

    Our tailor will repair and enhance most garments and household items within 48 hours. Our tailoring services offer the following:

    • Lengthen/shorten hems
    • Take-in or take-out waists and sleeves
    • Fix or replace zippers
    • Patch and repair holes and tears
    • Replace and reinforce buttons, hooks and elastic
    • Repair linings and seams
    • Repair curtains or bedding.

    Contact us for a comprehensive list of services and costing.

     

  • Doonas and Sleeping Bags

    Doonas and Sleeping Bags

    Don’t risk ruining your expensive bedding investments with a one-method-fits-all approach to cleaning. Laundering doonas, duvets, sleeping bags, quilts, bedspreads, mattress toppers and blankets takes a specialist understanding of how fabrics will respond, good quality hypo-allergenic cleaning products and industrial sized machines.

    Feather and down doonas, sleeping bags and down (puffy) jackets are our speciality and do best when laundered in machines without agitators. Items can gain up to seven degrees Celsius in extra warmth as body oils and moisture are eliminated and become fluffier after they are tumble dried

    Polyester, microfibre and cotton items are similarly laundered as per feather and down items.

    Woollen doonas and blankets often have chemicals embedded during manufacture to stabilise the wool. Eliminating those chemicals through washing can do irreparable damage. Dry cleaning is the best method and Ainslie Laundrette can manage this as we are agents for Supreme Dry Cleaning.

    Silk doonas are also dry-clean only.

    Costs to wash and dry your items include:

    Doonas – Polyester/Synthetic    $50.00

    Doonas – Feather/Down/Wool  $55.00

    Doonas – King Size                       $60.00

    Mattress Toppers/Underlays     $60.00

    Blankets/Bedspreads/Quilts     $44.00

    Sleeping Bags                                $60.00

    Down/Puffy Jackets                     $28.00

    Special offer

    In the fresh and cool environment of the capital region of New South Wales and Canberra, we rely on heavier bedding linen to keep us warm. If you live in a regional area, we have a special postal offer where you can post your items to us and we will return post after cleaning. Allow five days for this service.

  • Leather and suede

    Leather and suede

    In Australia, all care instructions must be permanently attached to clothing articles. They must be written in English, and must be appropriate for the care of the article.

    Leather and suede articles commonly have the following symbol on their care label:

    label

    It lets the cleaner know that petroleum and silicone-based solvents only will be effective in cleaning the articles. Very few cleaners in Australia are licensed to use the solvents necessary.

    Leave your leather and suede goods with us and we’ll ensure a professional result.

    Turnaround time on garment cleaning varies from four to eight weeks depending on the work required.

    The cost is approximately between $80 to $120 for a leather jacket.

  • Pick-up and delivery

    Pick-up and delivery

    We offer a pick-up and delivery service from Monday to Friday for all your home and commercial requirements, this includes your laundry, ironing, dry cleaning and tailoring needs.

    David is the friendliest driver we know of, and if we didn’t need him, we could hire him out to teach other businesses about handling goods with care!

    What’s David’s philosophy? Your laundry will always get picked up and delivered on time… and in the best condition!!

    Contact us to arrange for convenient delivery times.

    A pick-up and delivery service to all areas of Canberra costs $11 per round trip.

  • Pillow Cleaning

    Pillow Cleaning

    Keep your pillow talk clean.

    Just because you change your pillowcases, doesn’t mean your pillows are clean. A pillow’s weight can actually double over the course of its lifetime with accumulated dust, sweat, dead skin cells and other nasties.

    Whether foam, feather or synthetic, the inside filling is taken care of, with dust mites, bacteria and dead skin cells removed before each pillow is brought back to its fluffy self. We also clean pillow protectors and pillow slips, removing most, if not all stains.

    If home laundering your pillows is difficult, bring them to Ainslie Laundrette or call us to arrange a delivery service. Prices include:

    Pillows – Synthetic/Cotton –  $22.00

    Feather/Down/European pillows each – $30.00

    Pillow Protectors – $4.00

    Cushions (square) – $10.00

  • Shoe Cleaning & Repairs

    Shoe Cleaning & Repairs

    How far would Cinderella have gone up the social ladder without her shoes?

    This question matters to us at Ainslie Laundrette. Our customers know that buying expensive shoes is a long-term investment in comfort that they want maintained for as long as possible.

    Ainslie Laundrette’s cobblers can replace soles and/or heels and do other minor repairs as required. Repairs can take up to five days from receipt and will cost anywhere from $30.00 to $90.00

    Shoe Polishing

    Research has shown that people who keep their shoes immaculate are seen as conscientious types. If you want gleaming shoes that reflect your personality, try our deluxe shoe care and shoe shine service. Our shine masters work by hand, assessing materials for treatment, stripping back old polish where necessary and gently cleaning before shining and buffing to perfection. Don’t wait for a special event. With our deluxe shoe shine service, every day can offer a Cinderella moment.

    Prices for a deluxe treatment include:

    Children’s shoes – $11.00

    Adult shoes – $20.00

    Adult boots – $30.00

     

  • Linen Hire

    Linen Hire

    Clean Living Linen Hire

    Bedrooms can prompt either a mental ‘ewww’ or ‘ahhhh’……

    Which would you prefer from you or your guests? Preparing an inviting, clean and comfortable bedroom takes effort and time … time that’s not always available.

    Whether:

    • Your in-laws are coming to visit for two weeks
    • You have just moved to Canberra and your linen and washing machine are 10 days away
    • You are hosting a parliamentarian
    • Your son and his friend are coming back for university holidays
    • Your partner is incapacitated by illness
    • You have taken an exchange student
    • You have four futsal players billeted for the winter schools competition
    • You are going to stay at that writers’ camp but you have to BYO linen, or
    • You are about to open a bed and breakfast and don’t want to invest in linen just yet.

    Our linen hire can provide the ‘ahh’ that precedes peaceful dreams.

    We hire anything from  towels, doonas, doona covers, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, bath robes, towels, hand towels, bath mats, face washers and tea towels. Plus we can include guest soaps, tea lights, candles, Evans and Tate Fresh-As-A-Daisy sauvignon blanc or similar, and
    The Laundress laundry travel pack. Hire from one night onwards.

    Air B & B owners you can hire our linen at any time, all we ask is for an initial bond (dependent on quantity) and that you agree to have us launder your bedding when required. We will provide an itemised laundry account at the end of each month.

    We will also deliver and pick-up at the cost of $11 per round trip.

    Contact us to discuss your requirements, obtain a quote or arrange a delivery service.