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choose life over laundry

At Sheldon Cleaners, we say "Choose Life Over Laundry." Why? The intention behind "Choose Life Over Laundry" is to share the fact that we embrace our line of work and our industry as an outlet for our customers and our community to "live life" rather than partake in doing their chores. More specifically: laundry.

the best in the west

Founded in 1949, we have been a cornerstone in West Michigan for decades. Voted as the #1 Dry Cleaner in West Michigan every year for more than a decade, we are proud to serve our community and participate in our line of work.

free pickup & delivery

Our FREE pickup & delivery service has elevated our customer experience to unprecedented levels. Stopping by the homes and offices of our West Michigan customers has made the dry cleaning and laundry experience more convenient and enjoyable than ever before. Why make the extra stop when we can visit you wherever you need us?

green cleaning

What sets Sheldon Cleaners apart from the competition more than anything, is our use of safe and eco-friendly cleaning solvents. Thanks to our Ecotouch System™, we use a biodegradable solvent that eliminates the harsh environmental effects of traditional dry cleaning.


Ecotouch is a replacement for perchloroethylene (PERC), a synthetic solvent still used by 85% of dry cleaners—but not Sheldon. PERC is classified as a hazardous waste that can pollute the air and drinking water, and is also considered a toxin. PERC can harm the human brain and central nervous system, damage to the liver and kidneys, and even cause cancer.

family owned

Sheldon Cleaners was founded by George Cares on Sheldon Boulevard in Grand Rapids. Today, George's sons, Paul and Louie Cares, are proud to carry on the legacy of their father. ​Some of Paul and Louie’s best memories as kids are helping their dad around the shop, putting hanger guards on wire hangers, and modeling rental tuxedos. They always knew they would grow up to be a part of Sheldon.

convenient locations

With over a dozen locations throughout the Grand Rapids, Holland, and Kalamazoo areas, we're nearly impossible to miss. For all your dry cleaning and laundry needs, Sheldon Cleaners is conveniently located for you to make a visit.

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