Black Entrepreneur From Maryland Buys Laundromat and is Already Making $24K a Month


Meet Christian Sanya, the owner and founder of The Laundry Room, PG County, Maryland’s newest Black-owned laundry. She was able to purchase the firm after only a few years of earning money from her side income doing on-demand laundry with SudShare. Not even a year has passed, and the company is already generating up to $24,000 in monthly income.

Sanya, a Medical Laboratory Technologist, began seeking for a side job in 2019 after her then 6-year-old kid was diagnosed with autism and she lost her full-time job. She eventually discovered SudShare, an on-demand laundry platform. She enjoyed the work because she had always enjoyed doing laundry since she was a child.

Furthermore, Sanya discovered that the side hustle is truly profitable. She regularly completed approximately 12 hours of laundry requests every day and earned $46,000 last year. She continued her side hustle even after returning to work in a hospital in March 2020.

Following these accomplishments, Sanya and her husband decided to purchase the laundromat she had been eyeing for 8 years. It had been Sanya’s desire since they married, but it had to wait because they didn’t have the cash at the time. When the laundry went back on the market in March 2022, they bought it outright without a mortgage for $200,000, using a large portion of her SudShare earnings.

They opened The Laundry Room with 40 machines after nearly 6 months of remodeling. Sanya spends 2 to 3 hours every day at the laundromat, while her husband manages the business with four other employees when she is at work. Sanya takes a few SudShare orders while working full-time, being a mother of four, and owning a business.

“You have to sacrifice a lot to know that where you’re going, the endpoint, is going to pay off,” Sanya told CNBC. “I’ve given up family time, I’ve given up my date nights. I’ve given up a lot for SudShare at this point.”

Furthermore, Sanya hopes to establish The Laundry Room as a well-known laundry brand by developing other sites. Her spouse and she are now working on their second location. They are also recruiting and training more personnel so that they may spend less time operating the firm and more time with their families.

“I refuse to accept that you can’t have good service in our community,” she says. “I’m ready to change that and that’s what I’m doing, one laundromat at a time.”

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