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How to Start a Laundry Business in Nigeria?

The laundry business, involves the washing, drying, and ironing of garments and other textile materials for individuals or businesses. It is a very profitable, low-risk business that anyone may start for profit. You can begin from the comfort of your own home and work your way up until you are able to open a commercial shop for your business. It is possible to run it as a part-time or full-time business. You can start and grow a successful laundry business on a shoestring budget. In this article you will be given insight, requirements, you will need to start up a laundry business in Nigeria.

Equipment needed to Startup a Laundry Business in Nigeria.

Laundry equipment is essential if you manage a large laundry service. This equipment makes your job easier and faster, allowing you to service more customers. It also aids in reducing the amount of labor required. To avoid excessive costs, it is critical to keep all equipment in good working order.

 Important Laundry Equipment:

·         Washing Machine and dryer,

·         Generator,

·         Iron,

·         Detergents,

·         Ironing Board,

·         Starch,

·         Clothes Drying Rack,

·         Water tank/storage,

·         Packaging Nylons,

·         Shelve.

These are the essential equipment you would need to start up a laundry business in Nigeria.

Dry Cleaning Business in Nigeria

The dry cleaning business is very different from the laundry business. The primary difference between the two is water; dry cleaning does not use water, but laundering does, however one who is in the laundry business can easily add up dry cleaning as an additional service.

Most dry cleaners employ chemical solvents such as perchloroethylene (PERC) to remove stains such as pen ink, and other hard to remove stains. whereas laundry uses milder soaps and detergents. Dry cleaning solvents are typically recycled. To start up a dry cleaning business in Nigeria you should consider; (A good location, reliable chemical supplier, etc)

Get a good Location

A suitable location is critical for your dry cleaning business. It would be ideal if you could get a location with less competition from major competitors. However, this shouldn’t be a major concern you can win people over with exceptional service.

Consider open-air areas, residential neighbourhoods, or somewhere where people live. An estate is an excellent location, but it should be at a busy intersection. It’s also worth noting that your geographic location can influence how much you charge for your services. You will charge a greater price if your location is in a high-income neighbourhood. 

Best Detergent for Laundry Business in Nigeria.

In this article, we will be discussing the best detergent in Nigeria this 2022 with a view to enlighten readers on which washing powder is best for your laundry and dry cleaning. These leading detergent brands in the country are a combination of already established brands as well as relatively new entrants in the detergent industry in Nigeria that have been able to make such an impression on Nigerians that is almost impossible to leave them out of the mix when ranking the leading washing powders in our country today.

In Nigeria today, people tend to favour the use of detergents in washing clothes than the use of bar soaps, this is because the way detergents are produced allows fast and easy wash. In the detergent industry, there are two major categories hand wash and machine wash detergents.

Ariel detergent

Ariel is currently the best and most popular detergent in Nigeria. This detergent is quite effective and is currently preferred by a large number of households around the country. This detergent brand is a product of the multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble (P&G), and its formulation uses upgraded technology with increased enzymes and polymers to remove tough stains very effectively in just one wash, giving brilliant cleaning results and leaving a very pleasant fragrance on your clothes.

Ariel detergent is so effective that it can remove stains from food, chocolate, coffee, wine, fruits, make-up, and ink, to name a few. The Ariel brand was introduced in Nigeria in 1998, and local production of the detergent began in 2006. Due to several changes and innovations, the brand has risen to become Nigeria’s most well-known laundry detergent.

Sunlight powder detergent

Sunlight Powder Detergent is another popular detergent brand in Nigeria nowadays. One of my favourite features of this detergent is its ability to readily remove stains while also leaving a very lovely aroma on your clothes after washing. Su detergent is manufactured by Unilever Nigeria Plc and is now available in three varieties: Sunlight Spring Sensation, Sunlight Tropical Sensation, and Sunlight Paradise Sensation for auto-wash.

The detergent is very gentle on the skin and has a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture before expiring. This is extremely unusual for detergents, which typically have a short shelf life. The detergent is also quite economical and widely accessible throughout the Federation in practically every consumer goods store and shopping centre.

So-klin detergent

So-klin Detergent is yet another top detergent brand in Nigeria, featuring stain magnet and colour guard technology that leaves your clothing spotlessly clean while preserving its original colour without the need for bleaching. This detergent brand was initially introduced in Nigeria in the mid to late 1990s, and as far as I recall, it was the first detergent introduced in the country with a distinguishing white colour, as opposed to the blue-coloured detergents that were the norm at the time. So Klin can be considered a detergent industry leader for introducing white-coloured washing powder.

Omo detergent

Omo was regarded as the King of detergents in the 1990s. It ruled supreme over all other brands, including Elephant detergent, because both were regarded competitor brands that dominated the market. It was famous for its trademark blue colour when it was at its peak, but it is currently made as a white detergent that still dissolves stains quite well. The brand is still the most popular among traditionalists, and it is doing well in the market today.

Jakub Borowiec
Jakub Borowiec
Financial markets enthusiast. I studied management at the University of Economics in Wroclaw.

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