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...]

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 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...]

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...]

Dry Clean Your Bed Linens?

French Laundry for your bed linens. There is nothing like the feeling of clean, crisp, ironed bed linens! Now - you can try to press your own sheets, but that could take you some time. And, by the time you get to the other side the side you started on is wrinkled again. I suggest you find a dry cleaner that offers "French Laundry". Make sure you find a dry cleaner in your area that uses a non-toxic cleaning process. You definately do not want to have harsh chemicals close to your … [Read more...]

Those confusing Care Symbols

Have you ever wondered what the symbols mean on the care label in your garments? Here is a wonderful guide to go by. It is important to pay attention to those pesky care labels that seem to stick out like a sore thumb in all the wrong places. If you must cut them out of your garments, then keep a file with a good description of the garment and stick the label with the description. Next time you send it to the cleaners you can include the instructions to insure they are following the … [Read more...]