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...]

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...]

Life at Oakwood – Post 6

ATTENTION TO DETAIL Oakwood Cleaners has you covered! Pants and Shorts Doris, our pant specialist checks to make sure cuffs are pressed correctly and creases are put in the right place. No creases you say, well, she makes sure those pants and shorts that don’t get creased are done correctly too! Dresses, Blazers, Suit Coats, Children's items and more...   Eva our supervisor and presser extraordinaire handles dresses and gowns among other hard to press items. She know … [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...]

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...]

WHAT DID I DROP OFF AT MY DRY CLEANER TODAY?

Have you ever wondered what you just dropped off at your favorite dry cleaners? Maybe you went on vacation and brought everything in upon returning. Maybe you missed your weekly visit and things just piled up. If you are like me, you just drop your things off, or just put the pile in your route bag and forget about them until you get them back. Did you get everything you thought you should? Do you remember what you sent in? Some people (organized ones mind you), might make a list. I … [Read more...]

Time to put those wool coats away!

For most of us the chill of winter has gone away! Your wool coats are in need of cleaning and storing and caring for you woolens is a bit different than other materials. Wool coats are a wonderful addition to your winter wardrobe. Not only are they great for keeping you warm, but they can also be a fashion statement. Take a look at some of these examples that I ran across. Below are some tips on how to care for your wool coats to make sure they last for years. 1. It is good to … [Read more...]

GREEN or not Green

Throughout the years more and more people are becoming eco-friendly conscious. We all want to live healthy , conserve energy, recycle whatever we can, and use products that are deemed “green”. So what does make a product or service “green”? It takes research, but that means knowing what to research and where. The least I can do is give you some information on Oakwood “The Greener” Cleaners. Here at Oakwood Cleaners we like to think of ourselves as the “Greener Cleaner”.  We use a … [Read more...]