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How much for ironing?

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twocultures Wed 21-Sep-16 18:51:53

We always end up with piles of ironing that I hate + I'm crap at and also I'm starting work soon so won't have time to do it myself and DP wears shirts to work everyday and is more likely to burn his own face before succeeding in ironing one.

I'm looking for someone who does ironing I've heard sometimes people collect from your house and return 2-3 days later etc but I need to work out if it'll be cheaper than me doing it myself.
What would you say a reasonable price is for someone doing that? Is it per hour, per kg or per item???
Anyone on here who pays someone to do their ironing?

My friend has a cleaner who also does the ironing and she pays £30 for her to come once a week, clean the house, put laundry on, iron what needs ironing etc. (She lives on her own so not much to do)
But I'm not sure if that's expensive or not and I assume the lady wouldn't just come to do the ironing.

Help please ?

JenLindleyShitMom Wed 21-Sep-16 18:54:09

I need to work out if it'll be cheaper than me doing it myself.

It won't be. If it was then there would be no profit for the people doing it. They'd be working at a loss.

JenLindleyShitMom Wed 21-Sep-16 18:55:14

Oh and round here people charge by item or by "black bin bag" hmm (I find that a strange way to price!)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 21-Sep-16 18:57:30

It's going to be much more expensive than doing it yourself??

But why don't you compromise - pay for a weeks worth every month or something like that. Takes the pressure off and it'd be a nice treat.

notagiraffe Wed 21-Sep-16 19:01:05

You can get people to come and just do ironing. I used to, when we had money spare. Depending on where you are, they charge about £8-15ph. I used to love it.

twocultures Wed 21-Sep-16 20:01:05

Thanks for the replies DP asked around and just been quoted £4 per kg a lady will collect and bring back any thoughts? What actually is a kg of clothes? confused will have to find a scale?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 21-Sep-16 20:19:58

It sounds a lot but is probably a shirt and a handkerchief grin

twocultures Wed 21-Sep-16 20:32:38

Thanks for the replies DP asked around and just been quoted £4 per kg a lady will collect and bring back .
Just need to figure out how much is a kg of clothes ...

twocultures Wed 21-Sep-16 20:33:53

Don't know why it double posted hmm
Will have to find a scale now as I don't own one because I'm trying to avoid stepping on one and getting depressed.

GherkinsOnToast Wed 21-Sep-16 20:38:54

The place local to us charges £15 for a oval laundry basket, which they put your clothing in when you drop it off, our family of 4 including 5 work shirts for DH and 10 kids long sleeve shirts and 8 lots of trousers/pleated skirts plus weekend and sports kits pay for one basket a week and occasionally 2 baskets.

£30 is so worth it, especially when it it is 3 or 4 hours ironing which I would rather spend with the Dds.

annielostit Thu 22-Sep-16 12:49:33

Have just weighed 1 ralph Lauren polo top & 1 pure cotton 17" collar shirt, They are just over 500g - approx 4 item is a kilo. /£4.
I'd put shite TV on for 1 hour twice a week & iron them myselfsmile

twocultures Thu 22-Sep-16 13:31:31

annie thanks now at least I have a bit of an idea!
The thing is 2h a week is nowhere near enough time for me + like I mentioned I'm crap at it so stuff always comes out creased somewhere anyway blush
We once passed DPs shirts on to his mums as she has a lady that cleans and irons once every week or 2 and got the shirts back same day in about an hour!!! (Think 10+ shirts) the lady's a machine I tell you!

I'm seriously contemplating just having someone do it because it's one of my least favourite things to do in the world ...

Bumplovin Thu 22-Sep-16 13:33:46

Our cleaner charges £20 for bag of upto 25 items

Ebony91 Thu 12-Jan-17 14:36:45

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Choccywokky Thu 12-Jan-17 14:41:36

Yeah but where abouts are you Ebony91

OhHolyJesus Thu 12-Jan-17 14:44:38

We pay £30 for a large holdall - worth every penny! Shirts and tops are returned on hanger provided so I just put it all away, it's brilliant.

Choccywokky Thu 12-Jan-17 15:01:31

I think I'm going to start an ironing business...I don't mind ironing...I have a little spare time....

No brainier for me!

Choccywokky Thu 12-Jan-17 15:02:51

I wonder how you would advertise etc.

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