Lawns and Laundry

5 growth lessons laundromat owners can take from the lawncare industry.
Lawns and Laundry
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Understanding consumer behavior and anticipating shifts in market dynamics is key. 

A surprising but insightful parallel can be drawn between two unrelated businesses: the landscaping and laundry businesses.

In 2013, there were 464,754 landscaping businesses in the USA. 

Fast forward to 2016, and that number had surged to 647,741, marking an astounding 39.37% increase. 

A growth rate that staggering begs the question: What fueled this transformation in the landscaping industry?

1. Time Scarcity

Time, as they say, is money. In today's fast-paced world, people are increasingly time-poor. The shift towards outsourcing lawn care services can be attributed to this scarcity of time. As consumers look for ways to improve their lifestyles, professionals can handle tasks they once did themselves.

2. Disposable Income

More disposable income plays a vital role in driving the demand for outsourced services. When individuals have more money to spend, they are more likely to invest in conveniences that enhance their quality of life. Lawn care and laundry services both fall under this category.

3. Changing Social Norms

Social norms evolve with time. It wasn't long ago that mowing one's lawn was a common chore. Today, it's increasingly acceptable to hire a professional to do the job. 

Similarly, the laundry industry is transforming as social norms around outsourcing this chore begin to rise.

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