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Some of our launderette/dry cleaning businesses for sale

For SaleOpen to Offers for Quick SaleWell Established Dry Cleaners And Florist BusinessMaidstone, Kent
For SaleWell Known Laundry & Dry CleanersClydebank, West Dunbartonshire
For SaleWell established laundrette and shoe repairs business Bedworth, Warwickshire
For SaleWell established Commercial Laundrette business for saleScarborough, North Yorkshire


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Buying a laundrette and dry cleaners

The local Launderette is a community hub

It can be a simple business to run but offers great career satisfaction in terms of the people you meet and the friendships you’ll make.

Commercial dry cleaning services are also very profitable. There’s little chance of running out of custom.

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The number of Launderettes has been in a steady decline for the past few years. Only around 3,000 remain across the UK. However, this only means there is now less competition as many people still rely on laundrettes for essential laundry.

Very helpful, always kept us in the picture

The staff helped us all the way from the beginning to end , our sale took quite a while to go through, fortunately we found all the staff especially Andy, kept our morale up and did everything they could to make the sale go through smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend Hilton Smythe to any businesses.
Seller of a cleaning business.

Airing dirty laundry is big business

Buying a laundrette and dry cleaners

You may not think running a Launderette would be a great business idea now that most people own a washing machine. However, a community-based business can service both the general public and local companies. Demand is quite steady in the right location, as people always need their clothes washing!

Many people living in small apartments or studio flats don’t have the room for a washing machine. So they often have no choice but to use a Launderette. Additionally, many people don’t have a tumble dryer so find it difficult to dry clothes indoors. As certain items can only be dry cleaned there will always be a need for a local dry cleaning service.

There’s also a market for students or people who don’t have regular access to a washing machine. Considering the business can be managed by one or two people, staff costs are minimal. Some Launderettes are now self-service which even further reduces overheads.

Transforming the image of the traditional launderette

It was once the only option to go to a Launderette, but now many modern households have a washing machine. Laundry businesses have reinvented themselves to add additional services which bring people through the door. Vending machines can generate extra income, as can an internet area to keep people occupied while they wait for their laundry.

Gone are the days when it was just students or people on low incomes visiting the local Launderette – as our lives become busier, they are now frequented by businessmen who want their suits crisply dry cleaned and ironed, and young professionals living in apartment blocks.

Buying a launderette

Financing your launderette/dry cleaning business

Commercial Finance

If you think you can take on the challenge, the first step is securing the finance you need to buy a business. We understand it can be difficult to approach lenders if you don’t have experience in commercial sales – but we’re here to guide you through the application process.

Our friendly advisors at Hilton Smythe Financial Services will make sure your application for business funding is approved, so you can achieve your dream of becoming your own boss. Start the search today by searching 'launderette for sale' in your chosen location.

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