Metamorphoses on the Playa

It’s that time of year again! Burning Man will bring over 50,000 people to a city that appears and disappears from a Nevada desert in just days.

This year’s theme is Metamorphoses.

There will no doubt be some profound transformations, none of which we can predict and can only be discovered by being there.

There is one transformation that is reliable — dust! Every metamorphosed participant will need a place to clean up after the big event.

Mr. Bubbles loves Burners. We have well-maintained high quality industrial machines. We also have large capacity machines at all our locations so you can get it all done in one load!

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And check out the great wound of Moonchild by Anthony Lazaro in this video that celebrates Metamorphoses!

The Holiday Sock Exchange

Did you know that we have a lost sock tree decorated with socks lost and found at the laundromats? You don’t have to be a Wall Street big shot to have some fun this holiday season. Bring a sock for the tree or take a sock from the tree, whichever makes you happiest!


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The laundry was empty and dark, shuttered with locks
By day it was bustling with a flurry of socks;
There stood the lone tree with socks lost and found
In as two out as one when the wash went 'round!

The Literary Side of Laundry



Leave the dust behind. Read a good book. 

A laundromat is a great place to catch up on your reading, and what better book for today than Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities", a fantastic voyage into the very idea of a city. It is a brilliant deconstruction of why we assemble them, why they work, and what they mean. Why now? Because the Shimmering City on the Playa has assembled itself out of the dust and it will vanish just as quickly. It dares to explore with art what Calvino explored with fantasy.…/three-principles-of-architecture…

An excerpt from the book: 
"Those who arrive at Thekla can see little of the city, beyond the plank fences, the sackcloth screens, the scaffoldings, the metal armatures, the wooden catwalks hanging from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles. If you ask "Why is Thekla's construction taking such a long time?" the inhabitants continue hoisting sacks, lowering leaded strings, moving long brushes up and down, as they answer "So that it's destruction cannot begin." And if asked whether they fear that, once the scaffoldings are removed, the city may begin to crumble and fall to pieces, they add hastily, in a whisper, "Not only the city." 
If, dissatisfied with the answers, someone puts his eye to a crack in a fence, he sees cranes pulling up other cranes, scaffoldings that embrace other scaffoldings, beams that prop up other beams. "What meaning does your construction have?" he asks. "What is the aim of a city under construction unless it is a city? Where is the plan you are following, the blueprint?" 
"We will show it to you as soon as the working day is over; we cannot interrupt our work now," they answer. 
Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars. "There is the blueprint," they say. "

― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Welcome Burners!


Burners, we know you've added a burn cycle.  The Shimmering City on the Playa will appear and disappear like a mirage as it has in years past. When it's time to hit the road, we can ease the work of making that dust disappear! We have large capacity washers at all our locations Visit one of our convenient locations in Reno or Fernley. Large washers make your work super fast and our North Reno location even has a 10 load washer!

Wash out the dust. 
Savor the memories


We've been busy making things better!

The Usual Hard Work Plus some Safety Improvements

In addition to the usual job of keeping changers and vending machines full, keeping all the washers and dryers in top working order, and keeping things clean, we've been adding security cameras and taking some other measures to make the premises safer for you.

But the Big News is...

We've also been busy preparing a new service, Fluff and Fold, rolling out at the Fernley and Grove Street laundromats.  We will wash, dry and fold your laundry for you!  Just drop it off at Fernley or Grove St and pick it up the next day.  Loads over 35 lbs qualify for home pickup and delivery and for the entire month of July, home service pickup and delivery is FREE!

So, come by to pick up your Five for Five Fluff and Fold Loyalty card to get started!  You get a $5 credit for every five punches on your card!

Enjoy More Time at Home For the Holidays!

Enjoy More Time at Home For the Holidays!

One big holiday down, a few more to go!  Does it ever feel like you are just never going to catch up on laundry?  Well, the holidays won't help.  In fact, they seem to pile on even more! 

No worries, we are here to help!  At Mr. Bubbles CLEAN, we have well maintained machines to work hard (and FAST!) for you.  Our large capacity washers and dryers do in one load what what you can do at home in many loads and many hours!   Using our machines is efficient and generally more effective at cleaning that home machines, so you finish your work faster and get better results!

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Come See our newly remodeled Mr. Bubbles!

Visit our Kietzkie Ln location (Midtown 2)   New machines, new folding tables and fresh paint make this a great place to do your laundry!

As part of our never ending quest for improvement, we've remodeled our 3080 N Kietzkie Ln location.  We'd love to hear what you think about this and all of our locations.  Please use our contact page to get in touch.  Feel free to suggest improvements or share your ideas for new ways for us to serve your laundry needs.