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  • one-dayone-day Forumite
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    i have started doing this in my area to try and make some spare cash for xmas and debts but so far only got 2 people i need more
    has anyone got any ideas to get more? i have put leaflets up in the local shops and also in peoples letter boxes
    :eek::eek::eek:grand total of debt on 21/1/11 is £8,208.19 :eek::eek::eek:
    debt total on 30/07/12 is £4313.52
    water £847.75, HSBC £479.66, vodafone £262.35, Captial one £415, AA £47.97, scotcall (scottish power) £622, Arrow £420, Welcome £642.41, CSA (scottish power) £484.90, BT £91.50
  • hayley11hayley11 Forumite
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    one-day wrote: »
    i have started doing this in my area to try and make some spare cash for xmas and debts but so far only got 2 people i need more
    has anyone got any ideas to get more? i have put leaflets up in the local shops and also in peoples letter boxes

    Have you tried advertising on your local Gumtree? And also Ebay have a classified section now which is free.

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  • Stephb1986_2Stephb1986_2 Forumite
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    We started a ironing service over 5 years ago its been nothing but hassle with people claiming that we have lost things and burnt them (which we obvioulsy have not) but we luckily took out insurance to cover these situations which isn't cheap. It did start as part time now we work from 5am till 9pm monday to friday and we also collect the ironing on a sunday. The phone never stops ringing even on a sunday morning at 8:30am!
    Some people actually send their stuff not washed (gas mask time)
    the only other thing i can think of you doing to get more work is advertise in a local newsletter.
    But do be careful if you are stepping on other ironing services toes they won't appreciate it and might try to cause trouble.
    Good luck
    Stephb x
  • one-dayone-day Forumite
    303 posts
    i never thought of insurance i better look now for some any advice
    :eek::eek::eek:grand total of debt on 21/1/11 is £8,208.19 :eek::eek::eek:
    debt total on 30/07/12 is £4313.52
    water £847.75, HSBC £479.66, vodafone £262.35, Captial one £415, AA £47.97, scotcall (scottish power) £622, Arrow £420, Welcome £642.41, CSA (scottish power) £484.90, BT £91.50
  • LizD_2LizD_2 Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped!
    one-day wrote: »
    i have started doing this in my area to try and make some spare cash for xmas and debts but so far only got 2 people i need more
    has anyone got any ideas to get more? i have put leaflets up in the local shops and also in peoples letter boxes

    What about asking if you can put a card in your local Laundrette or Newsagents' window?
  • Stephb1986_2Stephb1986_2 Forumite
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    we got ours through a search on ask

    but it isn't cheap :)

    http://www.ashburnham-insurance.co.uk/public-liability-insurance/Ironing+Services.shtml

    Some laundretts offer a ironing service the likes of halls, johnsons ect.

    maybe offer some sort of discount with orders over £30 :)
  • Penny-Pincher!!Penny-Pincher!! Forumite
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    Hi

    I live in Kent (6 miles from central london)and there has been a demand recently for home "good quality" cleaners and ironers.

    Average pay here for a good reliable domestic cleaner is between £7-£10 per hour. Ironers can charge easily £8ph+.

    So even if you got 2 x 2hr jobs...thats an extra £28-£40pw or £1456-£2080pa. Or a couple of lots of ironing (2x2hrs)...thats an extra £32pw or £1664pa.

    I have seen an advert in our local paper for a black bag of clothes ironed for £30.00:confused: ..I thought that wasnt too bad.

    Anyway, just an idea as I have needed all of the above over the past 18 months and it has been a nightmare to fill the jobs to a good standard. Luckily I am sorted now, but there is a definite opening in the market if your willing to put out a few flyers and test the waters:D

    PP
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  • I love this idea!! I acutally like cleaning and an a complete neat freak!! If anyone wants a regular cleaner in the Leicester area give me a shout!!
  • TimmneTimmne Forumite
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    That'd be me then timberflake!

    I really need a cleaner and an ironer as despite having a 2 bed apartment (flat!) I never spend enough time at home to get it done!

    Fancy it? :D
  • Timmne wrote: »
    That'd be me then timberflake!

    I really need a cleaner and an ironer as despite having a 2 bed apartment (flat!) I never spend enough time at home to get it done!

    Fancy it? :D

    If you're in Leicester I'll take the job!
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