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Home-based ironing job - how much to charge?
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I think you would need to go and collect (pertol/car costs), you would most likely need hangers (could give a reduction if they are returned) and plastic covers to keep clothes fresh.
You would need to have bulk rates which scale so 10 shirts for �5 - 20 Shirts �8 and so on.
Hoping this helps,
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hi, my ironing lady charges 7.50 an hour and i normally give her a full basket - 25ish items and she charges �10 normally. i provide the hangers and she collects and delivers back. i am getting a bit annoyed as she was supposed to deliver back last night and she texted and said i will be round at 9.15 this morning and she hasn't turned up. i have texted her to ask what time she is coming and she hasn't replied! aargh she has all my daughters school uniform and nearly all my husbands work shirts
I would definitely charge per item, then people know exactly what they are paying. I would never use a 'per hour' person - I don't want to pay someone to have a cup of tea or chat on the phone!!
Find someone in your area who does this already and ring them pretending to be a customer to find out their rates. A bit sneaky but I'm sure that's what they did before they got started.
Good luck, it's sound like a good idea, might try it myself!