By PlanetLaundry staff | Feb 21, 2012
It’s often said that a self-service laundry is not a “cookie-cutter” type of business. And that certainly holds true for the amount of time laundry owners spend working in their stores.
At PlanetLaundry.com, we recently asked operators how many hours per week they devoted to actually working within the confines of their laundries – and the responses were all over the map.
The most popular answer was “11 to 20 hours per week,” which was given by 32 percent of the laundry owners responding to the poll. The second most common response was “more than 40 hours per week,” which is the schedule kept by 21 percent of the store operators responding to the site’s poll question. However, those owners were followed closely by 19 percent of the laundry owners responding, who admitted to spending “5 hours or less” at their stores per week.
A solid 16 percent of store owners said they worked in their laundromats “21 to 40 hours per week,” while 12 percent of the respondents said they could be found at the stores “6 to 10 hours per week.”