Most people hate ironing. Therefore if you enjoy ironing you can create a lucrative business that you can run from home. People are often too busy to do their own ironing or would simply prefer not to do it and as such the demand for ironing service has increased dramatically in recent times.
To set up your own personal ironing service is relatively cheap and straightforward. You do not need a shop or industrial premises; it is perfectly feasible for you to run your ironing service from home. However in order to maximise your business’ potential you will preferably need to have access to some transport. With suitable transportation you can offer a collection and drop off service, thus enabling to attract a wider range of customers and charge a higher price. Your vehicle does not necessarily have to be a van it is perfectly possible to fit your customers ironing in your car. Many who start an ironing service choose to use a car to start with and the purchase a van at a later stage when the size of the business allows.
You will need a good quality steam iron to ensure that the customer’s clothes come back in pristine condition. You will also require a few other sundries such as hangers and polythene clothes protector bags. Insurance will also be required to cover you in the case of an unforeseen event. Speak to an insurance broker who will inform you what insurance is best.
Ironing services charge in the region of £20 – £30 for a bag of ironing which should take you about an hour and a half to complete. Furthermore most customers will book you regularly to do their ironing (usually every week). This means that in a relatively short period of time you can build up a good size customer base and hence income.
So, if you enjoy doing ironing why not make a career out of doing something that others don’t like doing? – start your own ironing service