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The Laundry Doctor

Leather… Or Not?

Originally posted - Oct 25, 2013 If you offer a wash-dry-fold service, you will from time to time take in some leather garments. But don't be afraid of them. Leather cleaning is one of the easiest types of cleaning you can do, since most stains don't really soak into...

After Disaster Strikes

Originally posted - Oct 05, 2012 Previously, we looked at how fire and water garment restoration can be a profitable niche for some coin laundry owners – as well as how to potentially land this type of work. Now, let's assume that the restoration business has started...

Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Cleaning Throw Rugs

Originally posted - Dec 06, 2013 What advice can you give for washing throw rugs? Most throw rugs can be washed, even with a rubber backing. However, when washing any kind of a rug, wash it in cold water — because it's hard to determine how many different materials...

Wash with Wally: Removing Ink Stains

Originally posted - Aug 30, 2012 At my small laundromat, I often have a problem with customers washing and drying their clothes with ballpoint pens in the pockets. This has created a major staining problem in my dryer drums. I have used rubbing alcohol and hair spray...

Wash with Wally: Fragrances and Scents

Originally posted - Dec 10, 2014 I have a question about fragrances and scents. Is there any way to add something different to the wash to get it smelling fresh, aside from the normal scented detergents or fabric softeners? Sometimes I wish there was something to add...

The Business Mind

Thoughts Off the Top of My Head

Originally posted - Nov 17, 2014 By nature, I can be very philosophical. As a result, I'm endlessly fascinated by what others have to say about life and about their personal rules of living. I tend to collect these thoughts and sayings – most of the time forgetting...

To ‘Coin’ a Phrase

Originally posted - Apr 25, 2014 The most popular and traditional way to keep up with information about one's specific business or profession is by simply reading information offered by knowledgeable individuals who also reside within, or are closely related to, that...

What’s In It for Me?

Originally posted - Jun 18, 2012 For the majority of small-business owners, many of the aspects of running their operations just come naturally. However, in most cases, writing technically correct advertising copy simply isn't one of them. In a nutshell, what I mean...

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