How to Start lucrative Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business in Nigeria

How to Start lucrative Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business in Nigeria.

Laundry Service Business or Dry Cleaning Business is a very profitable and lucrative business, in Nigeria, African or any part of the word.
This service has been on ever since before I was born and till date, it is still making some reasonable amount of money to those that do it.

  1. How do you feel when you know that your clothes need to be washed?
  2. How will you feel if someone proposes to do the washing for you instead?
  3. How will you feel when you see your clothes washed, ironed/pressed, smelling nice and well packaged?

Let me answer those.

  1. First, I feel like there is a responsibility that I have on my head and I will be restless the whole time until that is done.
  2. Great! and
  3. Great, most of the time I do offer some cash to my brother as a bribe so as to help me clean up my clothes, I must confess I am very lazy when it comes to washing of clothes because am always on keys (working with my P.C).

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There are so many like me though may not be because of laziness but because of engagement and work. We find these people in all level of life, the Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business is not restricted to only one level of people.

You can see Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business in small scales, medium scale and also a well standard scale. The price of service differs because the packaging and the equipment used are different from each other based on the Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business owner capability.

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Business Plan
Before going to buy equipment you need to write down your business plan and make sure that it is well written to avoid misuse of funds. Learn how a business plan is written.

Your business plan is your guide to success, so you have to follow it very carefully. though there can be a little editing as you go the main result which is a success should not be altered with.

Equipment needed to start a Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business.

NOTE: You might want to do a lot of research before buying equipment for your Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business so that you will not buy equipment that will not serve you for long.

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Below is some recommended equipment we think you should have.

15kg Washing machine:

A new one is better.

Drying machine:

I advise you buy a new one.

6.5 KVA generator:

The higher the power of the generator the better and the longer it will serve you.

Irons (dry and steam irons):

if you have iron at how you can use them to start for the main time else buy new ones.

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Customize packages waterproofs:

This waterproof will be used to package the cloth to make you work to look presentable.

Washing agents:

washing agents like bleach, detergents, bar soap etc will be useful. note that not all washing agent is good for all clothes, some clothes should not be used to wash native and suite. observing this will help your customer’s cloth look good.

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Some others:

You will need some other equipment like washing bowl, buckets brushes, hang, rs and tagging gun.

Startup Cost for Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business.

The 15kg Washing machine cost N67,000 due to the rapid change in price that we experiencing.
Drying Machine cost N50, 000 due for the same reason.
Two iron cost N9, 000 (steam iron and dry iron.
6.5KVA generator cost N150, 000 – N200, 000
Cloths rank cost N8, 000
Promotion cost N10, 000
Other equipment like washing bowl, buckets brushes, hangers and tagging gun cost N10, 000.
Start with a small shop about N75, 000 -N100, 000.
Decoration/painting N10, 000.

Total: N464, 000. we can round up to N500, 000 because you will need to still do some other things that are not on our lists like transport, generator fuel, utility bill water and so many others.

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Potential Profit.
This is very profitable…
Dry cleaner collect N400 for normal up and down English wears and take N500 up and down native. do you know they take N1200 to clean up suite?
If in a day you are able to clean 4 suite, 4 native and 4 English up and down wears (which is the minimum most of the dry cleaners get) you will be making N8400 per day and N252,000 every money.
Mention the office job that can pay you that much while you still have time to do other things.

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Having that above shows that you are ready to start but we still need this before we can start.

Get the skill.
For you to be able to have more client and to be able to satisfy your clients you will have to acquire the skill for the business. I know you will say I know how to wash and iron clothes, this is way more than that.

Which washing agent to use for a specific type of cloth, how to package the clothes, how to deal with clients that are not okay with your service and a particular time, how to get more client to patronize your business are the things that you have to learn and they are called the skill of Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business.

You might need to work in a Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business center for some weeks and when you are sure you now have the skill you can then set up your own Laundry Service Business or Dry cleaning Business.

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Updated: June 22, 2018 — 1:33 pm

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