Doing Laundry in Style!

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”

E.B. White

‘Joy’ and ‘laundry’ don’t usually get mentioned in the same sentence. Well, take a look at this smile!


Since we started full-time RVing, we have struggled to find a decent laundromat. While perusing the Sunday edition of the Grand Rapids Press, Diana read a feature on Sheldon Cleaners’ new state of the art Laundry Room and Louis Cafe in Kentwood, Michigan.


Sheldon Cleaners has added this facility to their headquarters. For us, it is a dream come true. Everything is brand new and very clean!


They have flat screen TV’s throughout the building. We really didn’t find time to watch them, as the machines were so fast.


There are plenty of south-facing windows to let in the warm February sunshine.


They also have very comfortable furniture!


There are several sizes of washers and dryers, the largest being MY size!


The folding tables are the classiest we have ever seen.


The coolest part of the facility is Cafe Louis. They serve fresh crepes and coffee!


There is even a cool little seating area, complete with fireplace. These ladies weren’t there doing laundry; they were out for coffee.

A topic frequently discussed on the full-time RV forums is whether or not to have an on-board washer and dryer in our RV’s. Our current rig doesn’t have room for either, although we have always entertained having them in a future RV. If we find more places like this in our travels, we may not need them! Truth be told, we probably won’t find many this nice….so we are appreciating what we have while we have it. So, if you happen to find yourself in the Grand Rapids area with a load of dirty laundry, Google Cafe Louis. It will definitely bring you joy!


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9 thoughts on “Doing Laundry in Style!”

    1. You definitely would love this place, Debbie. Probably too tight to get a 5th wheel into…but maybe not, as they get trucks in the same facility. I am going to check that out better next time. It is about 4 miles east of US-131, and the same distance west of I-96.


    1. We know what you mean, Jim. The one we were using before was a mess, even though we were in a decent neighborhood. We had found another beauty (not THIS nice, but extremely clean) in Cedar Springs, but it was 25 miles from our current location. As far as Sheldon goes, they expanded the parking lot on the south end of their building, so Google Maps isn’t accurate. I will update on whether or not the lot is RV friendly sometime soon. My thought is that it is. If you are driving through GR, it is worth stopping for.


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