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Hire a Laundress London

No matter who you are, where you live, or what your personal style is, laundry is an inevitable part of life. Not only is doing laundry a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, but it can also be a significant challenge if you wear delicate fabrics or high-end, custom-made garments.

For these reasons and many more, here is an overview of what a laundress does and how to find a proper laundress for your household.

Let us help you hire a laundress London

Unsurprisingly, locating a great laundress in London can be hard. There are not that many top laundresses around. Moreover, those who are available, are often snapped up by clients who don’t want them to leave. Having said this, if you are willing to pay a premium rate, starting around 25 per hour gross/20 net, we will be able to help.

If you could use some assistance with your laundry and garment needs, we can help. We have a strong selection of excellent candidates willing to leave their jobs for better paid positions. Most our laundresses are Filipino but we also have other nationalities on our books. We work with the very best laundresses in the industry. Needless to say, we will gladly assist you with finding and hiring an expertly skilled and knowledgeable laundress ASAP.

What is a Laundress?

A laundress is a professional who is employed to clean and maintain clothes, linens, and other household fabrics. Laundresses are often employed in private homes. They are frequently part of a larger household staffing team to cater to a family’s needs. They are one of many wonderful types of domestic staff members that we work with at our domestic staff agency. So essentially, a laundress is dedicated to the oversight and management of clothing and linens. She (or he) is in charge of expert care, wardrobe management and seamstress duties. This role also generally encompasses all in house dry cleaning services inclusive of the laundering and care of the gentleman’s shirts and suits.

Core responsibilities

As the name suggests, laundresses typically focus their attention on the laundry of a household. This  may include clothing, undergarments, coats, sheets, towels, and upholstery. Essentially, a laundress responsibilities are to maintain and preserve fine clothing and all household fabrics. They are experienced in the proper stain removal, washing, drying, and ironing of a variety of fabrics, such as silk, cotton, linen, wool, and cashmere.

It is also common for a laundress to keep their clients’ laundry, closets, and drawers well-organized so that all items are easily identified and located. This includes seasonal clothing items that may need to be stored away for a few months before being retrieved and refreshed. Also, a laundress may drop off and pick up items that require special handling at the local dry-cleaning shop to handle this errand for clients.


Example duties of a laundress:

To summarize, some laundress duties are listed below:

  • Providing expert daily care for all in-residence laundry and family wardrobes including hand-washing, dry cleaning, tailoring, etc.
  • Washing clothes, towels, bed linens, table linens
  • Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning
  • Detailed ironing, steaming and pressing of men’s dress shirts, silk blouses, luxury bedding and table linens with proper packing and storage
  • Preparing clothing and family wardrobes for travel through expert packing, unpacking and transportation arrangements
  • Resolving laundry-based issues such as stain and spot removal, fabric mending, alterations and repair
  • Shoe maintenance
  • Seasonal clothes rotation
  • Wardrobe management

Skillset and qualities required for a Laundress

As a general rule, laundresses should have extensive knowledge about caring different types of fabric, cleaning products and tools, and experience in caring for designer clothing and linens. Other desirable laundress qualifications include good communication skills, having dependable transportation to get to work, and being able to pay close attention to details. Many families will also look for a laundress to be open-minded to occasional errands and general daily housekeeping duties.

  • Comfortable handling fine garments inclusive of delicate fabrics and couture pieces
  • Able and willing to be part of a team environment
  • Exceptional organization skills and management of wardrobe, jewelry and accessory inventories
  • Moreover, anyone registered with us will have at least 5 years experience as a housekeeper already.

Do all executive housekeepers have excellent laundry skills?

No, they don’t. Some do and this gives that housekeeper an edge on the others. If you have very high quality couture clothing, to hire a laundress London can be a good solution to risking sending your clothes to a dry cleaners.

Professional Laundress Qualifications

Being a laundress typically does not require specialized formal education or a professional certification. Instead, laundresses become qualified for the work they do though extensive on-the-job training and by gaining experience to work their way up in the industry. Many discerning families will require a laundress to have at least three to five years of professional laundering experience in a private home. This requirement matches our strict selection rules for candidates.


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