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Outsourced laundry services for business

For chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and more

Business is business. If you’re a chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist or beauty therapist you know it’s critical to have a stockpile of clean towels on hand. One or two towels per client can quickly add up to dozens (even hundreds) each week per practitioner. Same goes for childcare centres with kiddy-sized cot sheets and towels being on high rotation. Dealing with this laundry is a never-ending, ongoing cost. So, can it possibly make sense for you or your staff to get bogged down doing it? Here we’ll demonstrate in no uncertain terms that outsourced laundry services for business can save you both time and money.

So, how do you free yourself of the worry and effort of your business laundry when your appointment book’s brimming and your team’s already under the pump?

With Laundry Point’s unique, on-demand, door-to-door laundry service.  

How Laundry Point gets down to laundry business for your business

It couldn’t be simpler or more time efficient. Spend a few seconds tapping the Laundry Point app and you’re sorted.

Let us know:

  • how many kilos of laundry you have
  • when you want them picked up.

One of our dedicated launderers will get in touch to confirm your order. Then they’ll collect your dirty laundry at the agreed time. They’ll carefully wash, dry and fold your order, returning it all fresh and clean to your door at a time that suits you.

Your time required? After your initial setup, each order should take less than 30 seconds to book – an easy task to slot in between clients. Alternatively the Laundry Point team can set up a recurring booking at whatever time and frequency you like so you can set and forget. This way, you’ll never even need to think about laundry again.

Are outsourced laundry services a smart business decision?

Consider the set-up cost to install and maintain laundry equipment within your business premises. Then add the price of additional power resources and the weekly spend on laundry products. Next, factor in the time you or your team need to spend away from client-facing roles to manage the laundry. When you add it all up outsourcing your laundry to an efficient, affordably priced service like Laundry Point makes sense.

It’s commercially savvy, stress-busting and time-boosting. You outsource your accounting, your cleaning and your marketing, why not outsource your business laundry to a team of laundry specialists who’ll give your laundry the love it deserves without costing the earth.

Download the Laundry Point app today, place your first order and see just how good it feels to free yourself of the worry of business laundry.

Mobile laundry services for AirBnb managers

AirBnb managers know the scramble far too well. Your guests have just left your property and you have a new party arriving soon. You need the bed linen, towels, hand towels, bath mats and tea towels sorted, and sorted soon. 

Washing and drying them takes hours and the cleaner can’t hang about waiting for multiple loads. If they did, it would cost you a fortune!

AirBnb accommodation is an ultra-competitive market and you can’t afford to take shortcuts. Fresh, clean linen is a must when it comes to maintaining your AirBnb review rating for high-end properties. Guests notice and they’re not afraid to let the world know in their feedback review.

Clearly you need a commercial laundry service but the big commercial laundries either want you to work around their schedules or worse, they won’t deal with you at all.

Laundry Point’s mobile laundry service has found a way to solve these problems for you.  

Laundry Point offers you a bespoke service at an unbeatable price, 7 days a week.

Our Launderers are professionals who work for themselves in an exclusive zone so you always receive the same Launderer. This way they get to know your account intimately, so you don’t need to explain your needs to a new person every time. So, if you want the towels folded a certain way, no problem, that is one less detail that you have to constantly manage.

Laundry Point provides an additional layer of oversight to free you up to get on with all the other stuff busy AirBnb managers need to do and we are available to you 24/7 in case of emergency.

All that weight off your shoulders for just $5.50 per kg.

Fast & Secure

The app is designed so that, after initial setup, it will take just 30 seconds to book the service. We know you have better things to do,

Simply tell us:

  • how many kilos of washing you have
  • pick-up time
  • delivery time

One of our expert launderers will confirm back for you. They’ll come collect your laundry job direct from your AirBnb or other collection point, then deliver it back as agreed: freshly washed, folded and sorted. And with a pristine, professional finish that will impress your AirBnb guests. 

No contracts. Just a 6kg minimum per collection and two hour’s notice for us to get there. There is simply no other service like this in the market today.

Laundry. Done.

Laundry Point provides a service your accountant will love.

Your guests don’t use every bed or every towel every time, that’s why a cost per kilo price works best; so you know you’re only paying for what you need to.

We weigh AirBnb linen after processing to ensure that you’re not being charged for towels that a guest used as mop that is heavy and laden with water.

Your credit card gets charged only upon successful delivery and a full tax invoice is automatically emailed making record-keeping a breeze.

Laundry is our life. It doesn’t have to be yours.
Download our free app to see just how easy it is to free yourself today.

Laundry Point launches as Australia’s first peer-to-peer laundry service

Love it or loathe it, laundry and ironing are part of life. Now, thanks to Laundry Point, freeing yourself of onerous laundry tasks is as simple as a tap on an app. Conjuring up a clean, pressed shirt or five has never been so easy.

Laundry Point is a newly minted, tech-enabled app that matches laundry loathers with laundry lovers. It’s Australia’s first peer-to-peer, on-demand, pick-up laundry service, and it’s designed with busy, modern lifestyles in mind. 

Conceived in Melbourne by Kylie and Rene Jaramillo, Laundry Point is a direct response to market demand. These stalwarts of the dry cleaning industry found more and more customers looking to outsource time-consuming laundry and ironing tasks. And Kylie and Rene knew there was a willing labour pool of work-from-home mums, dads and students looking for extra income. They just needed to bring them together.

On-demand is more in-demand than ever.

Like other players in the on-demand services, collaborative consumption and sharing economy arenas, Laundry Point matches customer needs with providers. Think: Uber, BlaBlaCar, Airbnb, AirTasker and dozens of other established and start-up enterprises bringing choice and competition to the market.

Laundry Point leverages geolocation, frictionless payments, a growing network of launderers and a peer review system to deliver fuss-free on-demand laundry services. All with the simple tap of an app.

Who does other people’s laundry?

If you’re one of those people who loathes laundry, you might be wondering who’d do other people’s laundry by choice. The fact is that many people love laundry and relish the chance to build themselves a business or side income through peer-to-peer platforms. 

They might be your neighbour, or someone who lives a couple of streets or suburbs away. Stay at home mums and dads. Students. Part-time workers. Even full-time workers seeking weekend work. They’re all attracted to the flexibility and potential of being a Laundry Point launderer. Setting your own hours, working locally, managing your work on your terms – it’s all about freeing yourself of money woes and the ties of traditional employment.

Australia’s first on-demand peer-to-peer laundry service.

Laundry Point pioneers on-demand laundry services in Australia. With its affordable single-tiered pricing structure, “minimum clicks” ordering interface and instant, app-enabled communication it’s a winner for those who loathe doing laundry … and those who love it. 

Our top tips for running a home-based business

Becoming a Laundry Point launderer can free you from money woes and the ties of traditional employment. Many of you will be running a home-based business for the very first time. 

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum or dad, working while studying or looking for weekend work, Laundry Point gives you flexibility and the choice to earn a little or a lot. No matter how much you intend to earn, you’ll be operating a business from home, and will need some advice. Here are our top tips* to help you get started.

Know your obligations – play by the rules

The rules and regulations for starting and running a home-based business differ, depending on your state or territory. Check here for links to more information about the rules where you live.

Use the business features built into the Laundry Point app.

We designed the Laundry Point app to help make running your business easy. Tracking your income and kilometres driven for work means that tax time is a simple affair. Pass these totals and your receipts (see below) to your tax agent and your job’s done. Make sure to keep money aside in a separate account to allow for tax. If you put aside a little more than needed each week, you’ll not only be covered come tax time, you’ll have saved yourself a little nest egg for a holiday or special treat.

Document your business – record-keeping like a boss

When you’re making money from home, good record-keeping is essential. It will help you meet your tax obligations and understand how much you’re really earning. By law you need to be able to explain all the transactions in and out of your business, that is: income and expenses. You need to keep most records for 5 years (some longer). Apart from receipts for expenses (see next tip) you need to keep a record of what you’re paid. Laundry Point (via your Stripe account) makes it easy to access your total annual income with the touch of a button. Learn more about record-keeping for small business here.

Keep receipts – no receipt, no deduction

As a self-employed home-based worker, you can claim tax deductions for many of your expenses. Some, you can claim in full. Others, you can claim a portion of. You need to keep your receipts to make any claims come tax time. 

Expenses you may be able to claim as a Laundry Point launderer include:

  • vehicle running costs – fuel, registration, insurance, maintenance
  • equipment service and repairs – washing machine, dryer, iron
  • electricity/gas
  • water rates
  • some equipment – iron, hanging racks
  • laundry powder/liquid, dryer sheets 
  • Laundry Point app subscription

Track your travel

Because you’ll probably use your car for both private and work trips, you need to track the kilometres you travel for each, so you claim the right portion as a tax deduction. You can keep track of your kilometres in a log book, but the Laundry Point app makes it even easier for you, automatically tracking the distance you travel in your work. And if you opt to use a “per km” system for tax deductions, you won’t need to present fuel receipts. 

Be organised – systems win the day

Your success as a Laundry Point launderer, relies on you being reliable. You need to arrive on time for pick-up and deliver back to your customer’s expectations. The Laundry Point app’s built-in calendar will help you schedule your time, your jobs and your availability. It even sends you reminders! Checking in on your calendar every morning over a coffee will make sure you’re not caught by surprise. 

You also need to be able to manage your customers’ laundry items right through the process, from pick-up to delivery, without losing or confusing any items with those of other customers (or your own). Think about a system that will work in your home environment … and then stick to it. You’ll need to be extra careful if other people have access to your washing machine/dryer or vehicle.

Be professional – impressions count

Working from home doesn’t mean unprofessional. It means working hard to earn your customers’ respect, trust and confidence. Always dress in neat, clean clothes and be well-groomed. Keep your vehicle clean and tidy. Above all, be polite and professional with all your customer interactions. Let your smile show your customers that you really love doing laundry.

Ready to get started as a Laundry Point launderer? Fill in this form today to get more info.

*Disclaimer: This information is general in nature. You should check with your accountant, bookkeeper or the ATO for specific advice in relation to your individual circumstances.

Dirty Laundry & How To Deal With It

Ask just about anyone how they are and their answer is usually “busy”. We put our all into our work, committing to the long hours and deep headspace it takes to do a job well. Not to mention our family and social lives. And, for the most part, we like it like that. Busy is the “new black”. So why is anyone wasting precious time dealing with dirty laundry?

It takes time and effort just to keep up.

Many families have two breadwinners juggling schedules to share the load of work and home. Or, if you’re flying solo, it’s even harder to get everything done, commit at work and have a social life without any help to get through life’s minutiae.

Perhaps once we’d feel guilty about socialising with friends instead of getting ourselves and our dirty laundry organised for the week ahead. Now though, if COVID has taught us anything, it’s that time spent together with other human beings is incredibly precious. So many people have now realised that cancelling friends or time with family is just not an option when they’re running short on time.

So, why on earth are you still doing such a time consuming task as laundry yourself?

Outsourced laundry services and ironing services are in good company.

With the tap of an app, you can summon an Uber car to your door, a Deliveroo meal to your workplace and an AirTasker handyperson to paint your side fence. And, now, with Laundry Point, you can outsource your washing, folding, dry cleaning and ironing with the same ease.

Why wouldn’t you? There’s no guilt. It’s affordable and secure. You have nothing to lose and just time to win back. Time to do the things you love and enjoy, rather than dealing with laundry tasks.

No need to keep carting your sweaty gym clothes and towels to and from work every day. And no need to drag the towels home from your physio or osteo practice to try to get them done yourself either. Simply fill a basket and have the lot picked up from your home, workplace or wherever is convenient and we’ll deliver it back to you all done. Perfect.

Stop staring down relentless waves of folding and ironing (and more folding), week in, week out. The solution is just a tap away.

Revenge bedtime procrastination.

Do a couple of loads of washing, and you won’t have time to go to the gym. Iron next week’s business shirts tonight, and you won’t get to that dinner with friends or the kids’ soccer. You could hide a large dog under the mountain of washing that needs folding, but you’re just desperate to hit the couch for some Netflix and chill.

Do you find yourself so out of control during the day that you have to forego enjoyable activities to make time for mind numbing chores? Do you then lie in bed staring at a screen until midnight instead of going to sleep? Apparently there’s a term for that – revenge bedtime procrastination. Turns out that staying up super late until we’re exhausted is the revenge we take on our day for being all work and no play.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Take your day back, spend more time with family & friends and sleep like a baby. Outsource your chores!

Guilt-free and worry-free.

Please stop worrying! At just $4.50kg for our wash, dry & fold service, Laundry Point is so affordable that you can enjoy the service guilt free. And, the system is so reliable and secure that it is worry free as well.

You can book a pickup in as little as two hours from now with delivery just 24 hours after that. You’ll receive a text to notify you when a driver is on their way and a link to track them to you live on line, just like with Uber. So you never again need to panic about how you’re going to get everything done.

Are laundry services and ironing services life changers?

Anything that frees you up to do the things you love is life changing. What things are important in your life? What do you enjoy doing most? What brings you joy? We’re guessing washing and ironing don’t top your list. Maybe you yearn for more time with family, more dinners with your significant other, more time on the treadmill or more time working on that one big idea that will change everything.

The point is this: it’s your time and freeing yourself to enjoy it is up to you. Download our app and get rid of at least one chore today.