If you are planning to offer laundry services to just enough clients to keep you dryer busy most days, you may think that all you need is a washer and dryer. While this is certainly a good start, you will want to consider whether you have other appropriate locations in your home as well.
For example, there will most certainly be items that cannot go into the dryer, so you will need a place to hang those pieces. While a clothesline is nice, don't forget about days when inclement weather bars you from hanging laundry outdoors.
Can you designate a place to keep dirty laundry prior to washing it without the risk of it being mixed up with your own dirty clothing? You will also need somewhere to sort the items prior to laundering them, a clean, flat folding station, room to iron if you plan to offer ironing services and a place to store clean, pressed and folded laundry. If you have pets, the folding, ironing and storage areas should ideally be located in a pet-free part of your home to prevent hair and pet dander from marring your hard work.
On the other hand, perhaps you want to know how to start an at home laundry business for several clients each day. Unless you happen to have a couple of washing machines and dryers, you may wish to consider carting your work to a nearby laundromat. If so, it is advisable to seek out several self-service laundry facilities near your home as there is a good chance that some will be busier than others on any given day.
Be sure to test the appliances to ensure that they perform to your standards. You may even wish to talk to the owners of these locations to see if they will give you any discounts since you plan to bring them plenty of business. You will have a better chance of getting a deal at an attended laundry facility, as they can usually start the machines free of charge.
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