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Closed for Labor Day, September 7

August 31st, 2015 by Broo

Head’s up laundry lovers! The worker bees are taking a well deserved day off – Clean Bee Laundry will be closed for Labor Day, Monday September 7. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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Folding Camp, Aug 10, 6pm

July 30th, 2015 by Broo

InstorePoster_FoldingCampsingleAt this Laundry Intensive, learn everything you always wanted to know about folding laundry… available to you for free at Clean Bee. Open to all so please join us!

Our Laundry Supervisor will lead you through how to fold laundry the Clean Bee way – from fitted sheets to matching socks. He’ll also touch on how to do this without actually hurting yourself.

Light refreshments will be served.

Owners will be on hand to shamelessly recruit for Laundry Assistants. Clean Bee’s worker bees are the key to keeping Clean Bee Laundry going year round – we pay well, have great schedules with set hours, and actually have fun doing laundry. Bee part of it!

RSVP to by calling 236-2530 or info@cleanbeelaundry.com (or find the event on FB: here)

When is the best time to do laundry?

July 1st, 2015 by Broo

After breakfast and just before dinner! We add our summer discount time on July 1. Take advantage of lower pricing on our high efficiency washers!

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Safe Passage & Spare Change

June 30th, 2015 by Broo

As of July 2015, Clean Bee Laundry has given over $2,392 in spare change to Safe Passage.

Please talk to us to learn more about this wonderful organization.

Maine native Hanley Denning went to Guatemala in August of 1997 to learn Spanish, never imagining she would stay. She had been teaching in North Carolina after receiving her master’s degree in education from Wheelock College and was frustrated by her inability to communicate with her Spanish-speaking students. Upon arriving in Guatemala, Hanley began volunteering with children and adults living in small towns near Antigua, Guatemala, in an effort to improve her Spanish. One year extended into two and just as Hanley was preparing to return to the United States in 1999, a good friend named Regina Palacios urged her, as a favor, to accompany her on a visit to the slums adjacent to the Guatemala City garbage dump.
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Free Soap: Give Chuck a Try.

June 30th, 2015 by Broo

July 1 – 14. That’s right. Free. Clean Bee is celebrating America’s birthday – the very act of which gives us a moment up here on our own little soap box. We like Charlie’s so much that we think you should try it – for free. Bring your laundry, bring your friend’s laundry, load up a washer or two and help yourself to a scoop of Charlie’s Soap – on the house. Like it so much and want to bring some home? Help yourself to a healthy discount on a jar of Charlie’s Soap Powder. Cleans just about everything: from false teeth to diesel engines. (Neither of which should go in our washing machines, btw.)

All Charlie’s retail products will be on 10% off during this time as well. We carry the Soap Powder (refills too!), Liquid Detergent, Power Packs (similar to laundry pods only they work better and look nothing like candy), Oxygen Bleach, Hard Water Softener and Laundry Pre-Spray.

Some background info:

After just a week or so of running the laundromat, we realized that the Tide vending machine was more hassle than it was worth. We had to purchase little boxes of soap powder which customers would use and then throw away. The boxes had either too little or too much detergent in them, causing machines to either over-suds or underperform. We had to make a change – for the better.  So we took down the vending machine (adios, thanks to Craigslist), invested in a drum of Charlie’s Laundry Powder, washed and filled several liquid detergent caps with pre-measured tablespoons of Charlie’s: the Soap Bar was born! No more bumping heads on the vending machine. No more ridiculous packaging. No more oversudsing machines. And best of all – customers love it! Laundry is getting much cleaner with much less environmental harm.

Charlie’s Laundry Powder is a revolutionary approach to laundry care. It does not cover up stains and odors with scents and brighteners – it really cleans. It is made with a unique blend of biodegradable coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda. Charlie’s Soap products are made in America.

The 2.64 lb. refillable jars of Charlie’s powder we sell can do up to 80 full/100 medium wash loads. That’s just pennies per load! Needs only 1 tablespoon per large wash load – That’s all! Charlie’s is hypoallergenic, leaves no residue, and is perfect for babies and those who have sensitive skin. (Think: cloth diapers!)  It dissolves completely and is biodegradable. The powder is more convenient and portable than a liquid and is front-loader/HE compatible. Charlie’s also makes an other laundry and household products worth celebrating. Next time you’re in, ask us about them.

Something Nice for Dad

June 5th, 2015 by Broo

Now through the end of June, you’ll get a tie cleaned for free with any dry cleaning order. Dad’ll bee pleased.

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*** UPDATE ***  Liefe and Haydee raised $775.76 for Safe Passage this year! Yes, you read that right – seven hundred seventy five dollars! They’ve sent out thank you notes to those who were so kind to help out and are in the process of sending the money off to Safe Passage. They’re delighted to have far exceeded their goal of $450.

 

 

Clean Bee Laundry and the Temple family are hosting the sixth annual bake sale to benefit Safe Passage on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clean Bee Laundry, next to Renys in Camden.

InstorePoster_BakeSale2Sisters Liefe and Haydee Temple, ages 12 and 6, will bake and price items for the sale, and will be on hand to greet and help customers. They will also have information about the work that Safe Passage does in Guatemala.  Joining the girls in the efforts this year will be the Rock Coast Rollers. The bake sale features wide variety of baked goods from chocolate chip cookies to homemade granola to pies. Fresh salad greens from Hatchet Cove Farm will be available as will coffee and drinks for children. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods can contact Liefe and Haydee at 542-0505.

“Guatemala is special to me because I was born there,” says Haydee, a third year student at Children’s House Montessori School in Camden. “And when I go back, I like to visit Safe Passage with my family. This time when we go back, I’m going to get to meet Cindy, the girl we sponsor and we’ve been sending her letters and chapter books in Spanish. She just turned 12.” The Temples have supported Safe Passage in many ways over the years – from bringing extra toothbrushes in their luggage when they travel to Guatemala to donating the spare change left behind at Clean Bee Laundry to sponsoring students. Liefe is a sixth-grader at Islesboro Central School on Islesboro. She plans to volunteer at Safe Passage on a service trip as soon as she is old enough.

Liefe and Haydee hope to raise at $500 from the bake sale. Last year they sent $473 to Safe Passage – more than enough to host an ice cream party for all of the students and staff.

Safe Passage empowers the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community of the Guatemala City Garbage Dump by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education. It was founded in 1999 by Maine native Hanley Denning.

Large Order Wash, Dry, Fold Discount

May 10th, 2015 by Broo

Let the worker bees help you conquer your laundry mountain. For a limited time, wash dry fold orders of 50 pounds or more are just 85 ¢ per pound. This price includes a sanitizing ozone wash in our hospital quality ozone washers, drying and expert folding. We’ll do the laundry according to your specifications. Simply let the counter attendant know your preferences and before you know it, the laundry will not only be done, it will have been done beautifully. How’s that grab your socks?
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Mom Sweet Mom

May 1st, 2015 by Broo

We love mom! Starting on May 4, Clean Bee Laundry is celebrating moms all week long with tea and treats at the Bee. Thinking about a gift for a special mom? A gift certificate for wash, dry, fold! Seriously, chances are Mom has the earrings she really likes and doesn’t really need a World’s Best Mom sweatshirt or another coffee mug. Give her what she wants: help with the laundry!

Mothersday

Diaper_laundryintensive3smallposterFBWe’re hosting a free workshop on Tuesday May 5 at 10 AM. The Curious About Cloth?: Diapering 101 workshop will cover current styles and brands of cloth diaper, along with advantages of each, laundering tips, fabric discussion, types of accessories. Discussion will focus on how to incorporate successfully cloth diapers into a family’s routine.Light refreshments will be served. Anyone who is interested in learning more about cloth diapers is invited to attend. Babies and siblings are welcome too. There is no charge for the class but advance registration is appreciated. Clean Bee Laundry is located in the Reny’s Plaza, 83 Elm Street in Camden. Register by calling 236-2530 or email info@cleanbeelaundry.com. See and share the event here on Facebook

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    Closed for Labor Day, September 7

    Head’s up laundry lovers! The worker bees are taking a well deserved day off – Clean Bee Laundry will be closed for Labor Day, Monday September 7. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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    Folding Camp, Aug 10, 6pm

    At this Laundry Intensive, learn everything you always wanted to know about folding laundry… available to you for free at Clean Bee. Open to all so please join us! Our Laundry Supervisor will lead you through how to fold laundry the Clean Bee way – from fitted sheets to matching socks. He’ll also touch on […]

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    When is the best time to do laundry?

    After breakfast and just before dinner! We add our summer discount time on July 1. Take advantage of lower pricing on our high efficiency washers!