Last updated on March 31st, 2022
An ironing service can save you time and be far more convenient than doing it yourself. This is especially handy if you’re rubbish at ironing – or just hate it! A good ironing service is quick, efficient and leaves your suits, shirts and even bed linen perfectly pressed. In this guide, we’ll look at the average ironing service prices, per item, hour and weight.
An ironing service can save you time and be far more convenient than doing it yourself. This is especially handy if you’re rubbish at ironing – or just hate it! A good ironing service is quick, efficient and leaves your suits, shirts and even bed linen perfectly pressed.
In this guide, we’ll look at the average ironing service prices, per item, hour and weight.
How much does it cost to get ironing done?
|Cost provided item||Low cost||High cost||Average cost|
|Ironing costs per hour||£12||£18||£15|
|Ironing cost per kg||£5||£6||£5.50|
|Ironing cost per item||£0.60||£5||£2.80|
|Ironing cost per shirt||£1.50||£1.75||£1.62|
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
The cost of ironing services depends on what you need ironing and the number of items. Also, it will depend on whether the ironing service or person charges by the hour, weight or per item. On average though, it costs around £12 – £18 an hour.
Ironing costs per hour
Some ironing services will charge by the hour, rather than by item or weight. On average, ironing costs per hour sits between £12 and £18. To weigh up whether this is good value for money, you’ll have to ask the service how many items they typically get done per hour.
Ironing prices per item
Many ironing services will charge for ironing per item. The cost depends on the size of the item and how difficult it is to iron.
Childrenswear is typically smaller, so costs less than adult clothing or bed linen. So, for example, a jacket will cost £5 to iron, whereas a child’s T-shirt will only cost around 60p. Bear in mind though that many ironing services have a minimum order, so you’ll need to put a batch of items in at once.
Shirt ironing prices
Shirts are among the most common items in need of ironing, particularly in office and executive jobs where formal clothing is mandatory.
On average, the cost of ironing a shirt is around £1.50 to £1.75 per shirt.
Ironing from home prices
Some larger ironing services will whisk your items away to be pressed in a purpose-built facility, but many ironing services are run from home. Ironing from home prices are often calculated per item or by weight. For example, you can expect to pay around £5.50 per kg of ironing.
Do these ironing prices include collection and delivery?
Some ironing services will charge extra to collect and drop off your ironing. But in other cases, delivery and collection is free if you meet a minimum order amount.
Are there any other costs to pay for ironing services?
Many ironing companies offer additional services such as laundry, dry cleaning, folding and alterations. These usually come at an extra cost.
What should I look for in an ironing service?
One of the most convenient and money-saving features to look for in an ironing service is free delivery and collection, along with a low minimum order. You should also check whether the ironing service has a good reputation and the required level of liability insurance cover.