Getting Into The Cleaning Business

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If you enjoy working by yourself or with only one or two other people and you’re organized at what you do while paying attention to detail, then you might want to consider starting your own business. A laundry business is an option to consider if you like working during the day and you enjoy cleaning. You also have to be able to communicate with people who are there to wash and dry their clothes, offering assistance when needed and seeking resolutions when there are problems with the machines.

Before you can open, you need to get laundry machines for business purposes as well as the other supplies that customers will need to wash and dry everything from clothes to sheets and blankets. A dispenser with various kinds of detergent and dryer sheets is recommended in case someone forgets their supplies at home or doesn’t want to tote these items with them when they wash clothes. You should also have a coin machine so that customers can get change for dollar bills. Consider installing a few vending machines with drinks and snacks and a few arcade games for customers to enjoy while they are waiting on their clothes to get clean. You might want to offer a cleaning service for those who want to leave their clothes with you to wash and dry.

Do a little research about the demographics of your area and what people desire in a laundromat. Set your prices so that they are fair to everyone but so that you can also make money. Make a business plan that details what you want to accomplish from the business and how much money you need to make in order to pay your bills and support your family. Start advertising in the community, and offer specials when you open your business.