A Laundress must have knowledge on how to care for all types of garments, how to store and clean them. A Professional Laundress may work either full-time or part-time depending on the size of the family and the amount of laundry that needs care.
Thorough knowledge of modern washing machines, dryers, irons and operation of a mangle are essential. Being a Laundress is particularly gratifying to those who have a particular affinity for clothing and its care. Duties for a Laundress include:
- Washing and ironing,
- Steaming-operating Mangle
- Altering and mending various garments
- Organizing the principal’s wardrobe according to season
- Maintain inventory of wardrobe, linens, beddings and towels