How to set up a laundry from scratch

How to set up a laundry from scratch

How to set up a self-service laundry from scratch


Being part of the La Wash self-service laundering franchise is very simple, does not require entry fees or royalties, and offers personalized advice for the installation and development of the business both in Spain and Portugal.


With more than 200 establishments installed, the extensive experience in the development of professional projects has given us the opportunity to know the main questions of entrepreneurs who want to invest in a business of these characteristics:

What size does the store need?

The establishments usually have between 30 and 40 m2 (323 and 431 ft2) , enough space to install 4 washing machines and 2 or 3 dryers, together with the central of payments and sometimes, dispenser of chemical products.

Although the dimensions can reach 120 m2 (1292 ft2), it is very important to know the potential market to make every meter of the installation profitable.

La Wash also has a modular system that allows you to install a self-service laundry in outdoor areas and relocate it if required, which offers great advantages in seasonal resorts, service stations and campsites.

What do you need to set-up a self-service laundry?

In the world of franchises, these are recognized by low investment or low-cost franchises. It is a business that can start with a low investment, for stores between 30 and 50 m2 (323 and 538 ft2 ).

A diaphanous store is the ideal space, since La Wash provides a marketing kit that includes the cession of the corporate image, furniture and decoration as well as the interior and exterior signage of the premises.

To obtain the activity license, authorizations and to take the management of the business, La Wash offers accompaniment and constant advice that goes from the first stages to the day after day of the business, and even to the option of an external management.

What is the profile of the users?

Every time there are more groups that use self-service laundries, from people from student residences and tourists, to self-employed professionals, families, numerous or not, and retirees.

Also, the small restaurants and catering establishments find in the self-service laundries an economical alternative to perform the washing of linens and bedding.

With the App and the customer loyalty card of La Wash, the neighbors find multiple promotional benefits and the advantage of dispensing with the use of cash.

In addition, La Wash performs a market study prior to the installation of the laundry, to advise on the optimal equipment and the best locations in the target area.

What is the profile of the franchisee?

Se trata de un negocio que no requiere una gran inversión de tiempo ni de dinero, por lo que resulta ideal para emprendedores que desean invertir sin dejar aún su principal actividad profesional.

At La Wash we offer the tools – desde assembly kit hasta the franchise master-to carry on the business, as well as the follow-up and advice for beginning investors.


With the business model of La Wash franchises you become the owner of your own business.

Self-service laundries are a business with a future

Las lavanderías autoservicio son un negocio con futuro

La Wash self-service laundries are a business with a future.

Franchises of self-service laundries as is the case of La Wash is one of the businesses that more and better has been developed in recent years.

Since its appearance in Spain, self-service laundries have not stopped growing since their appearance and, at a firm pace, they are extending to increasingly diverse locations.

Self-service laundries, which until recently were only seen in tourist spots or big cities, are growing and are also being implemented in small cities.

It is a different market from traditional ones with three main characteristics:

1. Social transformations:

Habits have changed, schedules adjust and priorities change, we value much more social links and leisure.

Self-service laundries have advanced from its main public, composed mainly of students, tourists and immigrants, to whole families who decide to make the most of their leisure in activities that exceed housework.

This new segment of the market is the one that requires more and more options appropriate to their needs.

2. Comfort and self-service profitability:

The concept itself is innovative in this type of service store, comfortable for the client while profitable for the owner.

These are establishments that, except for other services, operate on a small surface and do not need employees. Customer pays the service in cash through the payment center and selects the washing and drying program on machines he/she uses.

In a new market self-service laundry offer more optimized solutions.

3. Full day without seasonality:

The business model supports wide schedules and operate every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.

This feature positions self-service laundries as a business close to neighbors, who use the services any day and take advantage of the laundry at any time, at a low cost and in a short time.

This eliminates the seasonality of other similar businesses that offer differentiated services according to the type of clothing.

So, if you want to start a business with a future, do not hesitate to contact La Wash.

Self-service laundries as is the case of La Wash are a business with a future, since it is one of the most and best developed in recent years.

Self-service laundries are a business with a future

La Wash self-service laundries are the business of the future

It is about the businesses that more and better has been developed in recent years. Since its appearance in Spain, franchising self-service laundries are the business of the future, more specifically La Wash.

They have not stopped growing since their appearance and, at a firm pace, they are spreading to more and more diverse locations.

Self-service laundries, which until recently were only seen in tourist spots or large cities, are growing and are also being implemented in small cities.

It is a different market from the traditional ones with three main characteristics:

Social transformations: habits have changed, schedules adjust and priorities change, we value much more social ties and free time.


Self-service laundries have advanced from its main audience, composed mainly of students, tourists and immigrants, to whole families who decide to make the most of their free time in activities that exceed housework.


This new segment of the market is the one that requires more and more options appropriate to their needs.

Comfort and self-service profitability: the concept itself is innovative in this type of service store, comfortable for the customer while profitable for the owner.

These are establishments that, except for other services, operate on a small surface and do not need employees. The customer pays the service in cash through the payment center and selects the washing and drying program on the machines he/she uses.


In a new market self-service laundry offer more optimized solutions.


Full day without seasonality: the business model admits wide schedules and operate every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.

This feature positions self-service laundries as a business close to neighbors, who use the services any day and take advantage of the laundry at any time, at a low cost and in a short time.


This eliminates the seasonality of other similar businesses that offer differentiated services according to the type of garment.

So, if you want to start a business with a future, do not hesitate to contact La Wash.

Self-service laundries as is the case of La Wash are a business with a future, since it is one of the most and best developed in recent years.


La Wash, the easiest way to wash quilts

Your quilts will hardly fit in the domestic washing machine and they take a long time to dry, even if you have room to hang out them.

Wash your quilts in La Wash self-service laundries

Your quilts will hardly fit in the domestic washing machine and they take a long time to dry, even if you have room to hang out them.

Do not overthink, La Wash is the easiest way to wash your quilts.

Se avecina el cambio de temporada y, con ello, la habitual rutina doméstica de cambiar las prendas de abrigo por unas más livianas, habrá que higienizar los grandes textiles de la casa y guardarlas hasta el otoño, como mínimo.

The change of season is approaching and, with it, the usual domestic routine of changing the outerwear for lighter ones, it will be necessary to sanitize the large textiles of the house and keep them until autumn, at least.

Well, even when the days are somewhat longer, warmer and the weather is drier, washing the quilts is usually a tedious and laborious task.

Solve the washing of quilts in 3 steps

The size of the washing machine: When it comes to domestic washing machines, the first appears when trying to put the quilt in the washing machine.

In La Wash self-service laundries, the machines are industrial equipment, with larger dimensions and a better result in deep cleaning.

According to the establishment closest to your home, you can find washing machines with capacity for 9, 10, 15 and up to 19 kg ( 20, 22, 33 and up to 42 lb.).

Stains and traces of soap: normal, the load of the domestic washing machine is so tight that it does not perform well the task of rinsing and spinning, so it does not eliminate the stains of use and can even be marked with traces of soap.

In the washing machines of La Wash, in addition to the washing capacity, you can choose the most suitable program for the type of fabric, avoiding that the piece suffers from lack of rinsing, inadequate temperatures or centrifugation at incompatible speeds.

At the same time, you avoid overloading the domestic washing machine, which can be broken due to the effort that the drum makes to work with these large and heavy parts.

Place and time of drying: drying an outdoor a quilt requires a lot of time, space and effort. It is impossible to do it on the floor.

Like any piece with a coat stuffed, quilts lose their shape by drying them hanging on a cord. The ideal situation is to dry them on a horizontal surface and remove them to avoid caking the filling in some corners.

Do the math of following all these steps with each of the family quilts!

In La Wash self-service laundries, you take dry quilts in 1 hour.

Drying machines have a capacity of 15 kg (33 lb.). Use the low or medium temperature drying program for quilts and other stuffed garments (if filling is synthetic) and take the quilt ready for storage until next season.

Download our App, or search Google Maps for the nearest La Wash self-service laundry and start preparing for spring with all perfectly clean winter clothes.

 

 

Geographical location of La Wash self-service laundries with Google Maps

Location of La Wash self-service laundries with Google Maps

Geographical location of La Wash self-service laundries with Google Maps

If you have not yet installed our App, you can also find the geographical location of La Wash self-service laundries with Google Maps.

84% of consumers search on Google to find local services near their current location or at a tourist destination.

Google Maps tool that is globally recognized and available for geolocation of local businesses works as a great ally when it comes to finding the establishment you are looking for.

La Wash self-service laundries are included in the tool with all the information,from the mailing address to the opening and closing times, also including an area to receive customer evaluations and comments.

La Wash locations with the free App

Discovering the exact location of the nearest La Wash self-service laundry was never so easy.

La Wash self-service laundry app is available for free download from the Google Play Store (for Android devices) and from the App Store (for iOS devices).

Through this App you can do the laundry using means of payment that you have activated on your Smartphone, in the simplest and safest way, without including your data in another device or application.

You simply choose the establishment on the map, select the machine and the washing or drying program, pay and request your invoice.

In addition, the App offers information in real time of the state of your washing or drying, warning you when the laundry is ready to be removed from the machine.

You can check the history of use and services used, and you receive exclusive lists of offers selected for you, promotions and discounts in your location.

It is a very useful and simple tool that allows, for example, to distribute household chores among the members of the family.

In each of the 200 La Wash self-service laundries in Spain and Portugal, free Wi-Fi is available, and you can easily find them when you go on vacation or travel for work.

Download the App or search our locations in Google Maps and leave your comments so that others can know all the advantages of La Wash self-service laundries in each location.