Start A Cleaning Company In Zimbabwe

Cleaning: Dirty Business That Pays

Have you considered investing in or starting a cleaning company in Zimbabwe?

This article will show you how to go about setting up your new business and give you a few ideas on how to make it successful.

It’s ‘dirty business’ but it’s got great potential for decent returns from a small investment and the cash flow can be very attractive as many clients require the service on a regularly reoccurring basis.

Listen, for as long as there are people in Zimbabwe, there will be dirt, and for as long as there is dirt, there will be need for cleaners. Few industries in Zimbabwe are as easy to get into and present as many overlooked opportunities as the professional cleaning business.

The cleaning industry in Zimbabwe is made up primarily of two main target markets: Commercial and Consumer.

The Consumer market consists mainly of Maid services, carpet cleaners, window cleaners and a variety of other minor services but all usually on a less frequent basis than you’ll find on the commercial front.

The commercial market in Zimbabwe also includes carpet and window cleaners, but is also characterized by janitorial services, floor cleaners and even waste disposal to a degree. If you’re going to start a cleaning business in Zimbabwe it’s important to determine which market you’ll be targeting primarily (or exclusively).

However even once you’ve chosen between the consumer and commercial markets, there are other specialized niches that can narrow your choice down even further.

Types of cleaning businesses you can start in Zimbabwe

  • Carpet cleaners
  • Floor cleaners
  • Pool Cleaners
  • Window cleaners
  • Car cleaners
  • Dry cleaning (clothes)
  • Janitorial services
  • Maid services

As with any service business credibility and customer service is all important. Often a cleaner will be left in a home or office unmonitored, so it’s important that customers can trust you and your staff to not steal or damage any valuables.

Two good ways to quickly gain some credibility while you wait to develop a good brand name are to have a properly registered company and to invest in effective marketing material.

Do you have experience or thoughts about the cleaning business? Please leave a comment.

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43 thoughts on “Start A Cleaning Company In Zimbabwe

  1. I currently run a cleaning business in Scotland, i have been in the business since 2008.

    The business requires some savy out of of the box marketing technics. The best thing to start from is to be flexible with your areas of cleaning. You need to be mobile, preferably with a small van which would greatly aid your advertising and brand awareness if you put posters or your logo and contacts on the side, killing two birds with one stone.

    You need hard working and honest staff, i know in Zimbabwe getting a police record for your employees can be quite strainious but its worthwhile in the long run. You also need to get references that you actually follow up.

    We interview our staff in their homes, the added advantage is that you get to see how they keep their own house!

    My business website is , drop me a line if you need further info.

    • Thanx for sharing your info about cleaning. I have zero zero capital to start this business, is it possible
      to hire some equipment eg a vacuum or polisher.

      Another point, is how do I price the cleaning of a,house.

  2. I want to open a cleaning and maid services in Zimbabwe. So what are the equipments needed to start?

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  6. this is quite an eye-opener! what about property-clearing, cleaning , grasscutting, popcorn and candy stall, mind is rushing crazy! anyone who can give more info on what one can do with US$5000, to start a small business.

  7. jus bumped into this article & its awsome.Im running a cleaning company in bulawayo and im looking forward to learning more from you

  8. This is incredible, where have you been all my life! I am in UK but I am looking to invest in my country and I was thinking of starting a cleaning business with my main emphasis being on window and carpet cleaning!

  9. Hi, am actually looking for those with the cleaning business already would like to supply them with cleaning material

  10. Hie…am really young an lack exposure but i really want to go through with the business,i already have a little in place but am looking for imvestors.please help me if you can thank you in advance

  11. I am working as a marketing manager for an upcoming sanitary and cleaning services company and I think I can help all those whom aspire to join the trade in zimbabwe

    • Hello Charles, if you’re looking for more details, email is probably the easiest my friend. Are you interested in starting a cleaning business? and if so, how far have you gone so far if you’ve started?

      Kind regards


  12. Hi Max my name is Eulla, I am currently in a business of manufacturing and distribution of Afro hair care products. I am in partnership and the industry has really been hit hard by cheap imports and because of cash flow challenges in Zim we are really struggling. Am looking for ideas on how one can grow the business or help it generate more income. Please help with ideas. Am currently relying on the Zim market only

  13. hi Max and friends
    This is the most encouraging site so far that is so inspiring and absolutely educative.Im thinking of starting this cleaning service in Zimbabwe before the end this year.I have already went through company registration processes and successfully registered.I signed a contract with a local bus company for the provision of the cleaning services.Now the thing is help me come up with my company structure that is applicable to 100 Buses and what other cleaning materials are needed for a proffessional business?

  14. thanks for your site very interesting planning on moving to zimbabwe soon and this is the kind of information i needed thanks.

  15. I am looking for a supplier for cleaning equipment especially from uk and maybe SA with reasonable prices

  16. Hi. im looking for a marketing executive who is willing to work on commission …i have a cleaning company.Also who knows the scope of work call or watsaap 0774116955

  17. thank you very much for such an infomation. i have succesfully regestered my cleaning company but so far i have not yet got any tenders and profile or busines plan. help me. whatsapp 0776259500 or email….

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