Starting a Laundromat

Starting a Laundromat is not really expensive and it’s a good idea too. But before you start take a look at what you will need and the start up cost related to starting a Laundromat.

What you need to know about starting your own Laundromat!

Tips on starting a Laundromat!

  • Decide whether you wish to set up your business from scratch or want to buy a ready made business? Prepare a detailed business plan for each option as this gives you a detailed idea of what you will require to put into your business.
  • Finding a good location for your Laundromat is really important as you need to have a location in a residential area where people regularly need to get clean clothes. It’s a good idea to have the Laundromat in an existing location which already had the necessary water, electrical, plumbing and other connections in a building. If the necessary connections are not there you will have to spend extra to get the connections done and this will add to your start up cost. Make sure you get detailed quotes from contractors and builders for all the plumbing needs of your Laundromat.
  • Your initial expenditure on stock of new or old coin operated washers and dryers will be your main expenditure. Newer machines will require lesser maintenance but once in while repairs are necessary for almost all machinery. You have to take this decision with a lot of thought of what you can afford about your initial investment. You should also think about the services you wish to offer your customers like ironing and folding of clothes.

You might need to contact the local city council or the necessary licensing agency to find out what you will need to set up your business. You also have to contact the local Franchise Tax Board to get the required permits. This will help you to buy goods without tax for your business.

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You will also have to plan for a significant in order to turn on the local utilities along with repair and maintenance of your machines. You will need to get a regular service contract with the person who installed your machines as this turns out much cheaper in the long run. You will also need a lot of business furniture and equipments for your Laundromat business like, furniture for the customers to sit on while they are waiting for washer to wash the clothes, regular baskets for clothes, detergent selling machines and other necessities like fabric softener. Meet with other local Laundromat opener to find out what they are offering and the problems they are facing. Visit other Laundromats to find the services and customers aids they have at their places.

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472 Comments

  • Greg Grasinger said on March 15, 2009
    I am very interested in starting a laundromat service and would also like an email for the business plan if you will. Also approximately how much would I need to get started with and how much do the average laundromats gross every year? Thanks
  • Angela said on April 3, 2009
    I live in nj and want to open a laundromat service. Can you please email me the business plan? How much does it normally cost and what % do you have to put down? Thanks so much
  • Laurice Johnson said on April 29, 2009
    please email me a laundromat business plan. I am planning on opening one. Thank you Laurice
  • Brian Antolin said on May 2, 2009
    I live in Guam, a Territory of the US, I am planning to open a laundromat. Please email me a business plan for my SBA loan. Thank you.
  • abraham garza said on June 2, 2009
    do we need an outlet for each dryer for the heat to go out or is there a way of doing it by connecting all the heat escapes to only one outlet.
  • Janice said on June 8, 2009
    please email me a proposal for an existing laundromat business or a business plan. icesesus@yahoo.com
  • Derianne' Killingsworth said on June 26, 2009
    Please email me the plan as well, I'm ready to start my business venture.
  • shanika swain said on July 1, 2009
    please email a plan to a successful laundromat at the two email address niki830002@msn.com, longjohn848@live.com
  • David Heyward said on July 1, 2009
    Please email me the plan as well. I'm ready to start my business venture as well.
  • Terrence Greene said on July 3, 2009
    Please send me information that would help me set up a laundry business in a low income area.
  • philip morales said on July 3, 2009
    please email me a business plan, I plan to open one up immediately, thank you. butchoone@gmail.com
  • PFC Des said on July 18, 2009
    I just came back from Iraq and wanted to open up a laundromat...... Can you please Email me the business Plan? sirfritz5@gmail.com
  • Scott Hardiman said on July 18, 2009
    Love to read you business plan. I have plans to open laundry business in city with some new and innovative ideas!!!! my email is adcsecurity@hotmail.com
  • Brittany Spraggins said on July 21, 2009
    please email me a business plan, so that I can start working on opening up a laundromat.
  • Brittany Spraggins said on July 21, 2009
    please email me a business plan fashionunique1@yahoo.com. thank you
  • johni said on July 22, 2009
    Please email me a business plan. I plan on opening one up by the end of the year. sankhiro@gmail.com
  • Desiree Potts said on August 4, 2009
    Please not to provide anyone else with the email address. Please email me the business plan. Thanks.
  • Bobby said on August 12, 2009
    hey, i also need a business plan for laundromat business, anyone can send me a sample.
  • Josie said on August 13, 2009
    Please email me the business plans for start-up and existing laundromats in low to middle income areas. Thanks
  • Nick Espinoza said on September 6, 2009
    Please email me the business plan for a laundromat as well. Thank's Appreciate it.
  • Ariel said on September 14, 2009
    Can you please email me a business plan for a start-up and an existing location - nuneza1@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance.
  • Deb said on September 26, 2009
    Please e-mail a business plan for a laundromat. This will be a new start up in a town of 8500 people and a low income area. Thanks
  • Mohammed Khalique said on September 28, 2009
    I am interested to open a new commercial laundromat business on my first floor of three family house. please advice me by email or call me 917-362-6086. many thanks
  • shawn said on October 19, 2009
    can you please email me a business plan for a startup laundromat thank you srtuffy@gmail.com
  • Okgracy said on October 22, 2009
    please email me a laundromat business plan for a startup. thanks and God bless. okgracy@yahoo.com
  • Al said on October 26, 2009
    How much money does a laundromat earn?  How much you need to open a laundromat?  How much money does a laundromat owner make a week?  How much capital do you need in operating a laundromat?  
  • Mi-lay said on October 30, 2009
    can you please email me a successful laundromat business plan at mi-lay@cityprop.co.za....How much you need to open a laundromat?
  • Peter said on October 30, 2009
    Can you please email me a business plan for a start up? How successful has it been? Thank you, pkboulos@gmail.com
  • Ray said on November 3, 2009
    Could you email me a start-up business plan for a laundromat? What are some hidden cost involving a start-up?
  • shiri said on November 8, 2009
    want to open a laundry business. can you please advice me what initial start up costs i would have to incur. and where i could buy the equipment from. I live in Sri Lanka. Perhaps machinery from India would make sense.
  • matilda said on November 12, 2009
    Hi, i need to open a laundromat and have successfully identified a place with electricity and sewerage kindly assist with business plan and projections
  • chris said on November 15, 2009
    hi i'm really interested in opening a laundry mat. could you please email me a business plan of how to open a laundry mat thanks
  • Tsietsi Moremi said on November 16, 2009
    Please e-mail me a sample business plan for a successful laundromat. Thank you.
  • Ntuthu Peter said on November 17, 2009
    Could you please kindly email business plan for a Laundromat. I'm in cape town, south africa.
  • J. Smith said on November 17, 2009
    Could You please email me a sample of a business plan, I am looking to start a Laundromat in Roanoke, Virginia adjacent to a housing complex.
  • Tim N said on November 17, 2009
    Please email me a business plan that you have, I would like to go over this plan to see how effective this will be.
  • Chris B. said on November 23, 2009
    Please email me a business a copy of your plan. New York, City, NY 10024
  • Janet said on November 23, 2009
    My mom is really interested in opening her own laundromat with a kick. Can you pls send me a business plan so that I can help her get started. She is planning on having it in a upper class area with extra services. South Africa is the country, in the north rand. Thanks
  • Ikeraam Lottering said on December 4, 2009
    Could you please kindly email business plan for a Laundromat. I'm in cape town, south africa.
  • Zena said on December 4, 2009
    Please email me a business plan for a laundromat. I live in Delaware.
  • Yuwaune said on December 7, 2009
    Please forward me a business plan for a laundromat. Houston Texas
  • Mamie said on December 7, 2009
    I want to open up a laundromat in Georgia, will you please send me a business plan that I can use as a reference for mine? Thanks
  • Jazstany said on December 10, 2009
    I would like to open up a laundromat in Milwaukee, WI. can you send me a business plan that I can use for reference for mine?
  • aaron carroll said on December 10, 2009
    I would like to have a business plan for Tampa, Florida, USA
  • rasheed ibrahim said on December 14, 2009
    my name is rashid live in nigeria. i will like you to pls sent me the items i needed in starting a small scale laundromat services, thanks i await your reply.. rashman_002@yahoo.co.uk
  • mary said on December 15, 2009
    Would you send me a copy of a business plan to start a laundromat in southern Mn, USA. Anything to help me get started would be great! Thanks!
  • Michael Bill said on December 15, 2009
    SIT AND SPIN Exp: NEW ORLEANS LA USA. Please send me a copy of the business plan. Lets help keep them clean:) Thanks
  • Adaku said on December 16, 2009
    can you please email business plan for a start up laundry mart mekdoss72@yahoo.com
  • Brad said on December 16, 2009
    Will you please send me a business plan with as much information as you have. Also anything you might have on building/construction floor plans. I will be starting from scratch and I live in southest Nebraska. Thank you so much.
  • Vinod said on December 17, 2009
    can you please email me a business plan as well? I am planning to open one in Houston, tx
  • vicky said on December 18, 2009
    I live in AR and would like information on opening a laundromat cost, suppliers, could you please send business plan also
  • Moustapha Panjeta said on December 29, 2009
    Hi, I live in Bosnia and I have a plan to start up a laundromat from scratch. So would you be so kind and e-mail me the business plan, and any other information about building an environment for it - if you have...thanx in advance
  • Amanda said on January 1, 2010
    I live in a small town in California. It is 20 miles to the nearest larger city. I believe starting a laundry mat in my area would be profitable. Could you please email me a business plan at aslan74426@yahoo.com?
  • Felix said on January 3, 2010
    Please email me the successful laundromat business plan and advise. Interested in opening in Northern NJ. Thanks
  • Yvonne said on January 4, 2010
    Please email me the laundromat business plan and am Interesting in opening my own business in South africa, Mpumalanga
  • Carmen Cruz said on January 7, 2010
    I would like to start a laundromat in Naples, FL. Collier County. If anyone has a business plan then please email me that.
  • Richard said on January 7, 2010
    I am strongly considering opening a coin laundromat in Brooklyn NY, I would like to have a plan please! email: trini_rich@yahoo.com. Thanks
  • matthew enwia said on January 13, 2010
    Please E mail me the Laundromat plan. I am Interesting in opening my own business in AZ, usa, many thanks. matthewenwia@hotmail.com
  • N. Renee Woodruff said on January 14, 2010
    Please contact me with info on starting a Laundromat business in Chattanooga, TN or one of the surrounding areas. There are several in my city, but the existing ones are not very clean and very expensive to use. I am very interested in learning additional info. Thanks in advance. Renee W.-Chattanooga, Tennessee(USA) NakiaRWoodruff@gmail.com
  • gbenga ife said on January 15, 2010
    I live in lagos, nigeria and am interested in this business.I would like to know if there are exporters of Laundry Machines i might talk to who will be ready to do business in less than 2 months. Getting the machines is my major concern here cos i dont think i can afford to import them by myself. Please help.
  • Donna said on January 18, 2010
    I would like to start a coin laundromat in Smyrna, TN, can you email me a business plan
  • David said on January 18, 2010
    I am planning to open up a Laundromat in Queens, NY. What tool do i use to find the break-even point? Also can you email me a Business Plan. Thanks.
  • victor cornejo said on January 20, 2010
    hi can you email me a business plan, i am interested in starting a coin operated laundromat in northern westchester ny. email is vcornejo1@gmail.com thanks.
  • Lisa said on January 21, 2010
    I am interested in opening a laundry business in southern Westchester County, NY and would like to know if you can email me a business plan. No folding and drying strictly washing and drying.
  • Christopher B Swires said on January 22, 2010
    St Louis, MO. I have the space now but how can i start a laundromat easily.
  • mari said on January 23, 2010
    I am interested in opening a laundromat. I would like to see a sample business proposal along with the initial startup costs. Thanks !
  • Paul Mwanza said on January 25, 2010
    A colleague and I live in Lusaka, Zambia and are interested in starting laundromats at Universities and Colleges, I request a sample Token laundromat proposal to present to the institutions. I further request if you can please email me what initial start up costs we will have to incur and where we could source the equipment from.
  • Marian Rillo said on January 25, 2010
    San Diego, CA, USA. interested in opening a laundromat. can you please email me a business plan. thank you!
  • shadrack said on January 26, 2010
    i need to open up a laundry shop in my home city of Botswana, Gaborone, please email me a business plan(washing drying and folding)
  • ronwaldo said on January 27, 2010
    can you please e mail me a marketing and business plan for coin laundry i'm from toronto canada
  • rodney said on February 5, 2010
    i would like to open my laundry shop in south africa, please email me the sample plan including hours involved. thanks
  • wesley Callaway said on February 6, 2010
    Have a large vacancy in a retail center located in a lower middle class area. Interested in seeing your plan. Thanks
  • Shanna said on February 10, 2010
    I guess like many others I would also like the plan to starting up by business plan in relations to laundromat. My email address is beautysparkles23@gmail.com. The cost and how much the earn would be great. I'm a single mother of three and need more income coming in. Thank you so much!
  • mandla said on February 14, 2010
    I LIVE IN MIDDELBURG MPUMALANGA RSA i would also like to open a laundry company in the flats area where i live so the plan would have my job i want to use manually operated machines which brand to use for heavy duty material
  • Pamela Cain said on February 15, 2010
    Please email me the business plan in relations to laundromat. For Castlewood, Va and all information we need to start this business. Thank You
  • MARCO said on February 16, 2010
    santa ana california, please send me a business plan. i'm ready.. and want to get a general idea of what i'm looking towards. thanks
  • DeAnna Andrews said on February 19, 2010
    Please e-mail me a business plan. West Palm Beach, FL. Thank you!
  • Matt Huffman said on February 23, 2010
    Queens New York City - Looking to open a Coin operated Laundromat Business. Could you please email me the business plan or any information that would be helpful. Thanks
  • Aaron ben said on February 23, 2010
    please send me a business plan for a laundry service. want to start up one of the cities in Nigeria in Africa. thanks and God bless.
  • Crystal said on February 24, 2010
    Interested in starting a Laundromat Business in North Carolina. Could you email me a business plan.
  • Jonathan Skipper said on February 28, 2010
    Chicago, IL please email me a business plan for a coin operated laundromat. Thank you.
  • School Of Business said on February 28, 2010
    Leominster, MA: entrepreneurs .. one cannot simply follow a business plan GIVEN to them and jump into it. Advice: do all the due diligence YOURSELF in order to know your business from top to bottom; this way, you'll be better prepared to manage it. Best of luck
  • Claudia said on March 2, 2010
    Can you please email me a business plan for a laundromat? I am planning to open one in NY and I am also looking at the African market. claudia.eyambo@gmail.com. Thanks
  • Koos Lancaster said on March 4, 2010
    I am in South africa and would like to have a business plan, i want to start a new laundromat in my town, Naboomspruit, Province Limpopo, South Africa, 0560
  • S. Bennett said on March 5, 2010
    Would like to open a laundromat in GA, could you email me business plan. Thanks
  • T.Davis said on March 10, 2010
    I'm located in New Jersey and am interested in opening a laundromat and would like a business plan emailed to me for this venture. Thank you.
  • vishay gupta said on March 15, 2010
    Please send me the plan as I am interested in starting a laundromart. I am based in India,
  • Sibongile Tshabalala said on March 15, 2010
    Please send me a business plan for a laundromat. I'm interested in opening a laundromat business. Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Bunmi said on March 17, 2010
    I want to start a laundromat in Lagos Nigeria, I need a business plan and list of necessary equipments and furniture to put in place. Please can you e-mail me.N.B I dont want to operate a coin laundromat, but a private and also self delivery dry cleaning outfit.
  • Robin Kimp said on March 22, 2010
    i need a business plan to start this business in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • nicole cherry said on March 22, 2010
    I'm looking into opening a coin laundry mat in Brooklyn, NYC. Please send me a sample of a winning proposal to my email address nicole.p.cherry@gmail.com .
  • J Edmonds said on March 23, 2010
    I'm interested in buying an existing profitable laundromat in West Tenessee - Memphis, Jackson or surrounding areas. If anyone knows of one for sale I would really appreciate the information. Thanks for your consideration.
  • rush lyf said on March 24, 2010
    when u get the chance would u assist me with opening a laundromat business. my wife and i have been planning this for too long. please send me a business plan thank you for your time
  • vuyo said on March 28, 2010
    hi plz email me a winning normal laundromat or coin op..with furniture..to buy and provide me with supplier of machines, maintenance, floor arrangements, planning to open one soon in june.. send me a cost of all that for start up capital. cape town, southafrica
  • teco said on March 29, 2010
    My other half owned a laudromat and cleaning services business can you please e-mail me a proposal please
  • judy a bonitsis said on April 1, 2010
    if you could please mail me any information regarding staring up a laundromat in woodbridge n.j.
  • Syndy E. said on April 2, 2010
    Would you please send me any information on how to start a laundromat and buying a pre-existing one in Long Island New York. Also a simple of the most recent business plan you have. Thank you Syndy
  • Jonni Clark Mahmood said on April 2, 2010
    Conyers, GA Please e-mail me a business plan so that I may reference when writing my business.
  • Edward Okechukwu said on April 9, 2010
    please i would like to have a comprehensive business plan, inclusive of suggested and reliable front load washing machine. Exp: port Harcourt, rivers state, Nigeria
  • Jonathan said on April 10, 2010
    please send me a business plan... thank you for your time. Dubai UAE. My mail address is sanmi.odunlade@gmail.com

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