HOLIDAY STAINS

LEAVE YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE LINEN STAINS TO THE EXPERTS Your guests have come and gone... you are left with stained table linens, grease from cooking on your favorite blouse or slacks, what do you do? Enjoy the tips below on how to take care of those wine stained table linens, or better yet, what not to do. The tiniest bit chlorine bleach placed directly on a stain will degrade the fibers and leave a yellow stain. Do you have grease stains? (ex. gravy, butter, salad … [Read more...]

Are you ready for Fall?

Fall and cooler temps are arriving sooner than you think. Here is some advice on getting your closest ready for the new season. Take some quality time with your clothes and accessories. Open your closest, be honest with yourself and before you go shopping follow the steps below to make room for your fall wardrobe purchases. Preparing your closest for the new season Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean Toss anything with holes that … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Swimwear Care

Your swimwear takes a beating - sun, sand, chlorine, salt, sunscreen lotions.... and it needs proper, tender loving care if it is going to look good all season long.  Here are a few tips to help you make that happen:  Have more than one swimsuit, and never wear the same suit two days in a row.  Spandex is a memory fiber, so your suit needs time to dry naturally and remember its original shape.  Thoroughly rinse your suit immediately after each use to remove the chlorine, … [Read more...]

SHOULD I USE CHLORINE BLEACH?

ENJOY your time with friends and family this Easter!  Do you ever wonder what to do when it is all over? The grass and dirt stains from the Easter egg hunt are a mess. What about those juice spills? Then of course there are the table linens!!! Keeping your white linens WHITE! Despite what you think, the use of chlorine bleach is NOT the answer.  Yes, chlorine can be an amazing whitening product, but only when used under the right conditions. If you've ever wondered why your … [Read more...]

TALE OF A NAVY PEA COAT

Nancy brought in her father's vintage navy pea coat hoping that we could restore it for her son Alex to wear. Below are some pictures of how it looked when we first received it. Front and Back before restoration As you can see it had definately seen better days. George A. Love served in the Seabees in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. In WWII, he was assigned to the Seabee Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 623 as a Machinist Mate Second … [Read more...]

LIFE AT OAKWOOD POST 7

OAKWOOD LIFE STARTS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS! Oakwood customers are the best! We love getting to know you, hear about your family, pets and important moments in your life. YOU give Oakwood Cleaners life and we would like to show you appreciation by featuring you on our blog. Meet Becky! Here she is with our owner Rhonda. She has been an Oakwood customer since 2008! She always comes in with a huge smile on her face and we think of her as part of the family. The next time you stop by … [Read more...]

Our Production Manager

OPERATIONS • PRODUCTION • SPOTTING Aubrey does it all! If you were to come to the Oakwood Cleaners plant in Hermitage, on any given day, you would find Aubrey doing a plethora of tasks. If he is at the computer you can bet he is researching the most up-to-date equipment or the best way to tackle a stubborn stain to make sure we get your items back to you as good as new if not better. We call him the "Spot Master"! Aubrey works directly with the production team before and … [Read more...]

LIFE AT OAKWOOD CLEANERS – POST 2

Say hi to Lizeth! She has been part of the Oakwood family for almost 9 years, during which time she has been pregnant 3 times including right now! Lizeth is still working to make sure your pants are pressed to perfection. Ready to pop, she will be leaving next month for maternity leave, but you can rest assured she will be back. (Side note- Lizeth is also one of our go to team members  for pressing the beautiful wedding gowns that come to Oakwood Cleaners. More about that … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood Cleaners – Post 1

Have you been to Oakwood Cleaners lately? Rachel Lunsford our Customer Service Manager has been with the Oakwood Cleaners family for one year. She is a bundle of energy that makes you smile the minute you hear her friendly voice. Questions, issues, compliments – give Rachel a call. If you happen to notice a bright blue Honda driving I-65, I- 440 or I-40 it is probably Rachel going back and forth between our 3 locations in Nashville, Cool Springs and our plant in Hermitage. She … [Read more...]

LEADING CLEANERS INTERNATIONALE COMES TO NASHVILLE!

As a member of LCI (Leading Cleaners Internationale), Oakwood Cleaners was chosen to host the semi-annual couture dry cleaning conference April 2nd - 4th at the historic Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN. Representatives from many of the member cleaners embarked on Nashville ready to discuss the nuances of couture dry cleaning. We had representatives all the way from Canada, New York, Nebraska, New Orleans and California! A trip to Oakwood's plant in Hermitage, Tennessee … [Read more...]