How to Create a Profitable Multi-Housing Laundry Room

Multi-housing laundry rooms are excellent, easy-to-use, on-site spaces for tenants of apartment buildings, condominiums, universities, rehab centers, military bases, and other multi-housing spaces. A shared laundry space will make your residential property more desirable for potential and existing renters and can help build the community environment. 

Creating a profitable multi-housing laundry room doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right equipment and experience in your corner, your community laundry room can be one of the greatest sources of income in your multi-housing building. 

Purchase Multi-Housing Laundry Equipment Designed for Profitability

Owning an income-generating real estate property requires time and commitment.  They must think of amenities that will attract and retain tenants. Laundry is one of life’s necessities.  When a landlord offers a multi-housing laundry room with space-saving, energy-efficient commercial laundry equipment, both the tenant and landlord win. Today’s laundry equipment is user-friendly and easy to maintain while delivering powerful, clean results your residents will love! 

Huebsch and Speed Queen multi-housing laundry equipment is the premier trusted brand in the vended laundry industry.  Metropolitan has been successfully outfitting laundry rooms in the Northeast for over 55 years. We guarantee that our equipment features innovative, technologically advanced laundry cycles that deliver maximum profitability.

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The multi-housing laundry equipment we sell at Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales Inc. can make a big difference in the quality of your community laundry room. These machines are energy and water efficient, making them an easy choice for your community space. 

Utilize a Convenient Laundry Payment System

In the vended laundry industry, there are plenty of payment system options to choose from. However, we recommend keeping the payment process simple and easy to use when it comes to multi-housing laundry rooms. Wondering which system would be best for your laundry room? Wonder no more! The experts at Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales understand that property owners of multi-family buildings want to offer their tenants a laundry room with state-of-the-art laundry equipment and appropriate laundry payment options. 

According to Jeremy Leiss, Operations Manager at Metropolitan, he states “we always encourage customers to go with a system that is easy to use, efficient, and offers some kind of loyalty rewards for tenants. We guide landlords, building managers, and those alike to equip their space with either coin-ready machinery or install a cashless payment application from Pay Range.”  

Leiss explains, “the PayRange device is installed at Metropolitan before delivery, and once your machinery is in place and connected, users can put the app on their smartphone”.   Tenants use the PayRange App to add funds to their accounts and scan a QR code to activate the machines, eliminating the need for coins.  Property owners can monitor their machinery for up-to-the-minute data and equipment usage taking the guesswork out of how your machinery is working for you.  

At Metropolitan, we find the PayRange system is a fantastic solution for multi-family laundry rooms as the investment is more economical.  When property managers inquire about a laundry card payment system for a multi-family setting, we explain, “a card system is a significant financial investment with added hardware and machinery to set up.  Plus, most laundry rooms do not have the space for built-in kiosks or attendants to monitor these types of systems, Jeremy explains”.   

While coin-drop machines are still a viable option for laundry rooms, we have seen an increase in requests to convert coin-ready washers and tumblers to a cashless payment system. As the world gradually moves towards more electronic payment systems, due to the less hassle of collecting currency, these types of systems are becoming more common in a laundry room environment.    

Tenants can make payments from their smartphones and communicate directly with your machinery. This style of service is easy to use, convenient, and rewarding.  Yes, rewarding tenants for doing their laundry “in-house” will retain their business. Therefore, with an app-friendly system, you can share laundry specials, offer reward programs, advise when the laundry rooms are busy or quiet, and much more. There are several payment options when it comes to vended laundry. However, the ones best suited for multi-housing laundry rooms are either:

  • Coin Operated, where residents use quarters to start the machines 
  • Phone/app payment systems, where residents can quickly pay, per load, and manage their account via a smartphone.  

You can learn more about the payment systems available at Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales Inc. here

Residents will love the convenience of your state-of-the-art laundry room, and you will have more time to focus on other maintenance and property-related tasks! 

Design a Comfortable and Inviting Multi-Housing Laundry Room 

By offering a comfortable and inviting laundry room for your tenants, you can be confident your space will be utilized and profitable. In addition to high-quality laundry equipment, consider adding other ancillary products such as folding tables, comfortable seating, soap dispensers, and laundry carts. These types of “extras” can make the laundry room even more practical and community-based.

Remember, your laundry room is a space your tenants utilize, so why not make it an efficient and pleasurable experience? 

Contact a Multi-Housing Laundry Room Specialist

For over 55 years, Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales Inc. has been helping developers, landlords, and residents alike in the greater New York area, New Jersey, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New Castle Country, Delaware, to develop profitable multi-housing laundry rooms. Having a well-equipped multi-housing laundry space can make a big difference in the overall quality of your community residence, and we’re here to help you get started! Request a quote or call us today at 1 (866) 448-7135 to create your functional and profitable multi-housing laundry space!

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