A Laundress focuses specifically on laundering and maintaining all of the clothing and linens in the home. A laundress is knowledgeable about the care of, storing and handling of fine fabrics. Duties of a Laundress include washing, ironing, steaming, mending and organizing the client’s wardrobe and household linens. It also may include creating wardrobe inventory, storing garments and seasonal closet organization. A laundress may work either full-time or part-time depending on the number of garments and linens needing attention.

We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Laundresses and check every reference.  We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.

It is important to us that you feel confident that the Laundress you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings.  Just as important, we work closely with you to understand your household’s unique needs so that we can match you with a Laundress who will be a great fit.


Compensation for a Laundress is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Laundress job description.


A Laundress typically earns between $30 and $35 per hour.


Some families choose to provide benefits to a Laundress, which may include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical insurance



Which positions are similar to a Laundress?

Housekeepers are often responsible for washing, ironing and caring for clothes and linens.

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