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Hi to be honest the insurance is one of the expensive things and as your only doing it for 2 nights a week it doesnt sound like its worth it. instead what you could do is when you get the clothing in check through all the stuff for burns ect stuff that is a do not iron or dry clean only if you think you can steam it fair enough but if not send it back untouched and dont charge them for it, we've had a few customers send football tshirts with big burn marks on them we have sent them back and said we havent ironed it as there was a burn mark even though we are insured why should we take the blame for something we havent done! the other thing we're getting quite a bit of at the moment is ski wear for some reason people dont look at the labels and its a do not iron jumper ive just steamed a few and sent them back its not worth the risk of burning something and losing a customer.
if there is a burn on the item just give the customer a quick call asking them if they knew about the burn and do they still want it ironing. that way you have covered yourself.
I am planning to do a door 2 door leaflet drop and any help on wot to put on it would be much appreciated.
Make sure your leaflet is bright and readable
It doesnt cost to be careful with peoples things just make sure you check everything especially the things we get in dresses from monsoon ect they can be well over £100 each i dont want to be standing there all day to buy a new dress because i didnt check it properly
I started up an Ironing service last year due to being very skint and have never looked back! My Partner (ace Photographer, also available for weddings in the Bristol area!) designed me a great little advert, I did a leaflet drop not hundreds just around certain areas and waited for the work!
It was quiet at first but then started to build up and now I have at least 8 regulars & on a good week I can earn £90/£100 a fantastic boost to the finances. I invested in a good Steam Generator Iron bought on ebay with my first few jobs ( a must for ease of ironing & good quality finish)
I would reccomend doing this to anyone who doesen't mind a bit of hard work! :j