Meet the Happy Laundry Team: Math Chabot

Meet the Team Math Chabot

Name: Math Chabot

Company Role: Laundry Professor, Closer

Favorite Quote:
“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion” – Albert Einstein

What are your top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or sports teams?

  • Book: The Tiger Rising
  • The Immortals Book Series by Alyson Noel
  • The Green Bay Packers! – of course!

What is something dry cleaning and laundry businesses have to deal with that you want to fix?
An easier way to pair socks!

What do you do at Happy Laundry?
Wash and Fold laundry, keep the facility clean, building security, machine
maintenance.

What are your credentials and past work experiences?
Co-manager to the St. Lawrence House.

What skills are needed for working in your position at Happy Laundry?
Custodian at VOA.

What do you like about working at Happy Laundry?
I like the crew, enjoy helping all customers, enjoy working with my boss on the machines.

Where were you raised?
I am native to Spokane, WA.

What are the values that drive you?
Respect, humility, perseverance, self-control, and honesty.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Clay Sculpting and trading card games.

Meet the Happy Laundry Team: John Pell

Name: John Pell

Company Role: Lead Dispatch and Driver, Order Assembler

Favorite Quote:
“Actions speak louder than words” – A.Lincoln

“Think before you speak” – F.Lebowitz

What are your top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or sports teams?
Books:
In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick,
What’s So Amazing About Grace – Phillip Yancy
Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance

Teams:
Seahawks
Ohio State Buckeyes
Pittsburg Penguins

What is something dry cleaning and laundry businesses have to deal with that you want to fix?
Customers’ understanding.

What do you do at Happy Laundry?
Supervise the pickup and delivery drivers and routes of our customer
locations; Dispatch the customer orders as they come in, assemble ready to be delivered orders for the delivery drivers. I also drive routes for pickup and delivery.

What are your credentials and past work experiences?
34 years at USPS, 3 years Military Police

What skills are needed for working in your position at Happy Laundry? 
‘Nuff said.

What do you like about working at Happy Laundry? 
The people; on most days – the work; and the extra
income.

Where were you raised?
I’m not a native of Spokane, I was raised in Ohio.

What are the values that drive you?
Honesty; integrity; hard work.

 

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Spending time with my family and traveling.

Meet the Happy Laundry Team: Matt Ford

Name: Matt Ford

Company Role: Delivery Driver

Favorite Quote: “Live a life you will remember” – Avicii

What are you top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or sports teams?

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Timesuck Podcast with Dan Cummins
  • Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr

What is something dry cleaning and laundry businesses have to deal with that you want to fix?
Environmental impacts with all of the plastics that are used in delivery and transport.

What do you do at Happy Laundry?
I help bring clean clothes and laundry to peoples’ homes so they don’t
have to spend extra time cleaning.

What are your credentials and past work experiences?
Outdoor yard work/labor; Painting; babysitting; certified
Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

What skills are needed for working in your position at Happy Laundry? 
Good driving record; great customer service skills; patience in traffic;
like to be outdoors.

What do you like about working at Happy Laundry? 
I enjoy the day/hours I work and the amazing co-workers
I get to work with 🙂

Where were you raised?
Born and raised in the Spokane/CDA area.

What are the values that drive you?
Consistency and reliability.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Hiking, outdoor activities, road trips, video games,
and going to the Comedy Club.

Meet the Happy Laundry Team: Howard Stetson

Name: Howard Stetson

Company Role: Driver (Gatherer & Distributor) or (Acquisition & Distribution)

 

What are you top top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or sport teams?

  • Bible
  • “Birthright” – David Needham
  • Seahawks

What is something dry cleaning and laundry businesses have to deal with that you want to fix?
Be nice to fix the high turnover of staff.

What do you do at Happy Laundry?
Drive; make customers happy; help other staff

What are your credentials or past work experiences?
Too much education – Ph.D. in Biochemistry

What skills are needed for working in your position at Happy Laundry?
Thousands of miles of work-related driving; working with hundreds of people.

What do you like about working at Happy Laundry?
Pretty much work independently.

Are you a native Spokane, where were you raised?
Not a native but here since 1976 – raised in Missoula, MT

What are the values that drive you?
Living to try to glorify God.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Riding my road bike.

 

 

Meet the Happy Laundry Team: Jessica Burgett

Meet the Team _ Happy Laundry

Name: Jessica Burgett

Company Role: Team Lead / Lead Processor

Favorite Quote:
Life is too short so be a little crazy, try something new, love with all your heart, and be proud of who you are.

What are your top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or sports teams?
1. The Wednesday Letters
2. Denver Broncos
3. Adam the Woo

What is something dry cleaning and laundry businesses have to deal with that you want to fix?
Customers who mix their regular laundry and dry cleaning together.

What do you do at Happy Laundry?
I am the floor lead and lead laundry processor. I sort and organize the orders to be processed, supervise the laundry attendants, and help maintain all the facility laundry machines.

What are your credentials and past work experiences?
All my former jobs have helped me build great customer service skills.

What skills are needed for working in your position at Happy Laundry?
I have customer service skills that help me handle many different customer needs and different situations.

What do you like about working at Happy Laundry?
I like that Happy Laundry is a small company which allows us to build good relationships with our co-workers.

Where were you raised?
I was born and raised in Spokane.

What are the values that drive you?
Compassion, dependability, motivation, courage, honesty, loyalty, open-mindedness.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I love spending time with my family, and being outdoors, fishing, sports, sewing, and being artistic.

The Perfect House Cleaning Schedule

Summer has arrived. The sun is high in the sky, the river’s raging, the woods are calling. Most people would rather be doing anything but chores, so things start to fall through the cracks. THat’s where a simple house cleaning schedule comes in. Don’t let those pesky chores pile up. Take some advice from Morning Chores and start your own easy cleaning schedule.

For a Warm Winter, Take Care of Your Clothes!

This winter, Spokane has been wet, icy, wet, snowy, snow-covered, snow-ridden, slick, slushy and cooooolllldddd. We need all our resources to get by! From extra blankets to thick jackets and gloves, winter is full of fluffy coverings that just don’t fit in a traditional washing machine. Here’s a list of winter clothes & items best left to the professionals.

Blankets, Blankets, Blankets:

While comforters, big blankets and pillows stay fresh and clean a lot longer than bed sheets, they still need to be washed a few times a year. A good rule of thumb is to send them in for cleaning when the seasons change! But remember, if someone’s been sick, it’s a good idea to wash all their bedding.

Wool blankets are some of the warmest, most reliable blankets around. But you have to be careful not to treat and clean them with harsh chemicals! Just send them in for a good dry cleaning.

Ski Stuff

Did you know that you are actually supposed to wash your ski jacket and pants? And that, as dirt, grime and sweat build up in it season after season, it affects your winter clothing’s performance? Help your clothing help keep you warm by keeping it clean. While we can wash your gear at just the right temp, with a thorough tumble dry, you could also consider a hearty dry cleaning! So long as your jacket isn’t stuffed with down, dry cleaning will have it looking good as new.

Hats, Gloves and Scarfs

Hats, gloves and scarves are all up in your face, all the time! It’s important to remember all the facial oil, sweat, even germs and mildew that build up in these winter articles. Make sure to wash them (or send them to us!) three to five times each winter. About once or twice a month!

Happy Laundry is Your Neighborhood Business of the Month!

The Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Council recognized Happy Laundry and Mission Village Laundry as their October Business of the Month! This is an exciting recognition of Happy Laundry’s service and commitment to community. Thank you, Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Council!

Don’t Let Stubborn Stains Spoil Your Smile!

These stain vanquishing tips from the Coin Laundry Association are sure to have you cleansing your clothes, no sweat.

Promptness, Persistence, and Patience will save your clothes from stains!

  • Promptness — treat stains fast, before laundering! Laundering untreated stains can set them deeper.
  • Persistence — if the clothing is worth the effort, take the extra time to follow stain-removing procedures.
  • Patience — you might need to repeat a process several times to get out tough stains.

Remember to always check care labels on the stained garment before attempting stain removal procedures.

 

Tough Stain Solutions:

Blood:

  • Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.
  • Pre-treat remaining stain and wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle, using appropriate bleach.
  • If the stain remains, soak in warm water and pre-soak product.

Grass, Makeup, Grease/Oil, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pencil Lead

  • Pre-treat stain and launder in hottest water that’s safe for the fabric, using chlorine bleach if it’s safe for the fabric.
  • If stain remains, soak in warm water with a pre-treat product. Rinse and re-launder.
  • Nail polish remover can be effective on stubborn makeup stains like lipstick.

Ink

  • Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol and/or spray with pre-treat product or hairspray until wet. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Pre-treat stain and launder in the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric, and use appropriate bleach.

Mud, Ketchup/Tomato Sauce, Eggs, Meat Juice/Gravy

  • Remove as much dried stain as possible from fabric
  • Soak in a bucket of water
  • Pre-treat and launder using hot water and appropriate bleach

Don’t Let Laundry Light Your Fuse

The Coin Laundry Association took a national survey, and the results are in! There’s three things that really bug America about doing laundry. Folding, carrying up and down stairs, and when the washer finishes before the dryer. Since we at Happy Laundry are out to make your lives easier, we’re going to take away those frustrations! Don’t like to fold? We love it! Hate going up and down the stairs? Just get your laundry to the front door, and we’ll do the rest! Bugged that the washer and dryer are out of sync? Our units hum in perfect harmony. Save yourself some pain, order up some clean and call Happy Laundry today.

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