6 Handy Accessories to Improve Your Commercial Laundry Business
There's a lot that goes into building the perfect laundry business besides commercial washers and dryers. Your facility's accessories are just as important as your machines and payment systems. They're important when it comes to offering efficient service and providing a positive experience for your customers and employees. If you're new to the industry or expanding your business, knowing what accessories you need for your vended laundromat, multi-housing, or on-premise laundry room can be a challenge. We're here to help take your laundry room from good to great with some basic accessories to improve efficiency and delight customers and employees.
1. Laundry Scales
Many commercial and industrial laundry rooms can benefit from having a scale. They can be used to measure staff productivity or determine cost of services (if your business charges by weight). Scales especially come in handy for laundromats that provide wash-dry-fold services, hotels, health care facilities, and beyond.
2. Poly box trucks and carts
Poly box trucks and laundry carts are needed when trying to handle large amounts of laundry at once. They're especially useful for health care, hospitality, salons, and fitness facilities that have a large amount of bedding, towels, and other linens to sort and wash on a regular basis. Depending on size, residents in apartment complexes and residence halls may also enjoy having an easy way to transport laundry to and from the facility.
3. Garment racks
Garment racks come in a variety of sizes, making them useful for almost any laundry business. They're great for laundromat patrons and tenants using community laundry rooms at apartments, condos, and universities who want to prevent wrinkled clothes while waiting for other loads to dry. Hotels, hospitals, fire departments, and other on-premise facilities may also want them for hanging uniforms and easily transporting garments to different rooms. Garment racks also come in handy if your business has a lot of "hang to dry" fabrics.
4. Folding table
Folding tables provide a clean, easy-to-use space for people, making them a must have accessory in almost any laundry room. Whether your business patrons or employees are folding laundry, a proper folding table will prevent back, neck, and shoulder issues by reducing bending. A designated folding area can also help improve efficiency in your laundry room. Many folding tables also come with built in racks, trash cans, and shelving for additional usability and convenience.
5. Benches, tables, and chairs
Wash and dry cycles may be faster than ever before, but they still take time. You should consider a good selection of seating and tables to provide comfort to patrons and employees. They encourage customer loyalty by providing a comfortable place to do work, enjoy a snack, and fold and sort while they wait. Fiberglass is a good option since they're easy to clean and resistant to stains and damage from cleaners, soaps, and detergents.
6. Soap dispensers
If you own a laundromat or manage a multi-housing facility, soap dispensers are a great investment. Not only will your customers find them convenient and handy, but they're an opportunity for you to make additional revenue as well.
Check out our vendors!
Martin-Ray Laundry Systems provides a wide variety of vended laundry accessories for your laundromat, OPL, or multi-housing facility. The following are a few of our respected vendors that we partner with:
- R&B Wire Products
- Standard Bill Changers
- National Combustion
- Vend Rite
- Proctor and Gamble
- Solomatic & Caco Mfg.
- Royal Basket Trucks
- Cardinal Scales
- Newhouse Specialties
- And more!
If you're looking for new or upgraded accessories for your laundry business in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, west Texas, and western Nebraska, we're here to help. Let's chat about the commercial laundry accessories you need to succeed. Contact us today to get started!