Attending to other peoples ironing needs might not have a lot of appeal as a business opportunity, but it might well provide a useful basis for a uncomplicated Work from home opportunity. Most people have the skills required, and for those who do not it’s simply a matter of practice. In contrast with lots of Work online opportunities which can be carried out on a work at home basis this opportunity is pretty much a manual affair. You probably have to carry out a bit of your new venture, but otherwise this is just a matter of domestic routine.
To work from home doing this you will need time and room in your home. To generate a good living, therefore you will have to have a reasonable number of clients and this will mean having a larger than normal kitchen or utility room. Ideally you should also have lots of storage for pre wash, post wash and ironed items.
Other practical considerations are the collection and delivery of the laundry. You will need a small van, which should be smart in appearance and very clean inside. You should also try to recruit your customers from within a tight geographical area so as to keep to a minimum your time on the road. You should organise your collection and delivery regimes very carefully, again to keep to a minimum your time on the road. That is because time spent travelling is unproductive and costly. You will not be able to charge enough for your services to enjoy a reasonable wage and subsidise an inefficient collection and delivery procedure.
At home you will probably find it is a good idea to have two tumble driers. Your washing machine will probably be in constant use and again if you have space it may be worth considering having more than one. If you go out to get a new machine specifically for this type of undertaking then make sure it is a heavy duty one and think about taking out extended warranty. You will also need to think about organising your workflow so that separate jobs do not become mixed. It is vital to keep different customers laundry separate and a little consideration needs to go into how you ensure this.