The aspirant entrepreneur who dreams of owning his own shop someday should know that running a laundry is not a bad business to be involved with. But boy is it tough. A retail oriented laundry must be busy over prolonged periods of time, stretching well beyond nine to five hour timelines in order to service its clientele. Many small to medium sized business owners in this field are now doing away with the good old fashioned coin op service.
Well and good that folks could pop in and do their own laundry but such operations have been subject to wide scale abuse. The cost of repairing damaged washing machines and dryers are far too ghastly. Fortunately, the acquisition of scarce laundromat parts has become a lot less challenging. Not that it matters too much, because these days, laundry owners are operating their business hours a lot more resourcefully.
It turns out to be a good service to the community. All regular clients have to do is simply drop off their laundry in the morning and collect their washed and dried goods later in the evening on their way home from work. But boy, boy oh boy, are the hours demanding. The labor can be a strain as well. Several pairs of hardworking hands are required to ensure that this business runs like clockwork. And these days, it just cannot be helped.
The hours simply have to be longer to keep up with urban city demands, so much so, that regular customers are politely requested to wait an extra day, only on occasion, it is hoped, to come and collect their washing. That’s just your local downtown laundry. What about your giant industrial use Laundromats? Boy oh boy oh boy!