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The Laundry Doctor

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 Adhesives

Originally posted - Oct 23, 2014 I have a drop-off customer who occasionally brings in garments with glue-type marks on them. What is the best way to remove adhesives? There are various types of glues and adhesives. Some of them are rubber-based, and some are...

The Business Mind

Think Big

Originally posted - Nov 14, 2012 As we all know, big businesses have big marketing budgets on which they spend big dollars and, often times, achieve big results. So, here's the big question: can a small business – like your coin laundry – use big-business marketing...

The Perfect Blend

Originally posted - Jul 16, 2014 I have often thought that, to gain market share, effective advertising is the name but cleverly pairing features and benefits is the game. Not only is this true, but I guess it's poetic justice as well. There's old advertising adage,...

10 Years….10 Lessons

Originally posted - May 06, 2013 I've been in the laundry business for the last 28 years, both as a distributor and a coin laundry owner. And, along the way, I've kept lists of the things I've learned. Some people collect stamps or coins or baseball cards. However, I...

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