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CLEAN SANITIZE DISINFECT

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Our process follows the CDC requirements of temperature and cleaning agents to effectively kill viruses.

We take pride in offering the best in “Wash and Fold” Service for your washable items. Our PLS service will give you back your items clean, sanitized, disinfected and folded to perfection. Please note: we follow all care labels and will not use this service for “Dry Clean” items.

PUT YOUR ITEMS IN A PLASTIC BAG AND MARK THEM ON THE OUTSIDE – PLS ITEMS – PUT YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE # IN THE INSIDE. YOU MAY LEAVE THIS FOR YOUR DRIVER OR USE OUR DRIVE THRU WINDOW IN HERMITAGE OR CALL 615-620-6095 FOR CURB-SIDE SERVICE IN NASHVILLE. For more information or questions – call: 615-885-1281, Option 3.  Available at both locations and with pick-up and delivery.

Wash and FoldPRICE LIST
CLOTHING
Excercise Shirt            $2.27
T-Shirt                          $1.54
Bra/Sports Bra            $3.39
Boxers/Underwear     $1.54
Sock/Stocking (each) $0.53
Scrubs – Pants              $3.59
Scrubs – Shirt               $3.59

 

HOUSEHOLDSFree Pickup and Delivery
Wash cloth                   $1.48
Hand Towel                 $4.15
Bath Towel                   $7.68
Bath Mat                       $7.68
Fitted Sheet                  $9.24
Flat Sheet                      $9.24
Pillow Case/Sham       $3.19

 

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Oakwood Cleaners COVID-19 Response

Nashville’s Mayor Cooper has ordered, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, that all businesses that do not perform essential services to close for 14 days.

Laundromats, laundry and cleaning services, including those provided by Oakwood Cleaners are services deemed to be essential and may continue to provide service to our community.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are closely monitoring and following the guidelines and recommendations on personal hygiene and cleaning standards set in place by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Cleaners Association (NCA).

We want to assure you that our cleaning processes are effective against viruses and our claim is backed by the CDC who advises that the dry clean process is effective on viruses.  Our dry clean processes are above the temperature needed to inactivate viruses, which is 160-degree Fahrenheit according to the Would Health Organization.  Additionally, our laundry processes meet the CDC’s guidance of hygienically clean as prescribed for health-care operations.

We have always maintained high standards for hygiene and sanitation and as an extra precaution we have increased the frequency of cleaning our stores, counter tops, delivery vehicles and other surfaces in all of our locations as precautionary measures. We will continue to monitor the situation, adjust our cleaning processes as needed, and update you on our proactive response plan accordingly.

Our concern for our customers and our employee’s safety has made it necessary to review and enhance our procedures and processes to reduce the spread of this virus.

We encourage all customers to use our home pickup and delivery service to reduce exposure and personal interaction.

Additional safety procedures

  1. 24 Hour isolation and quarantine for all incoming items prior to processing. This will most likely extend time it takes to process and return your items.
  2. 5 Day isolation and quarantine of all items know or reasonably suspected to have come into contact with COVID-19 infected persons.
  3. Sanitation of all Express Bags prior to returning to customer.
  4. Discontinue use of re-usable garment bags to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination.
  5. Reducing face to face contact and following the CDC’s 6-foot Close Contact rules as much as practical.
  6. Restricting customer access to our stores and recommending the use of our drive-thru window in Hermitage and calling (615.620.6095) for curbside service in Nashville.

Items Exposed to Infected Persons

We ask you to help protect others if you or your household has been diagnosed or likely infected with the COVID-19 virus, to separate items exposed and put them in a sealed plastic bag with a note attached to the outside stating “Oakwood – Exposed”.  Also include a note inside the bag with your name, phone number, address and any special instructions.

We do not want to spread fear, but rather reassure you that we are here to make sure your clothing and household textiles are disinfected and sanitized.

Stay safe and stay positive!

Sincerely,

Your Oakwood Family

AN HONOR FOR OUR OWNER

AWGS Logo

Members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS) met February 28-March 3 in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss marketing strategies with wedding industry experts, tour the plant of Oakwood the Greener Cleaners owned by AWGS members Alan and Rhonda Wernick, and elect officers.

A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the ninth annual Jack Barth Memorial Award of Excellence.  Initiated by Linda Stokes-Barth in remembrance of her late husband and his achievements in the dry cleaning industry, the award recognizes a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists for advancement, promotion, and development of industry standards for wedding gown care and for outstanding contributions and service to the Association and its members.

Accepting the Barth Award
Accepting the Barth Award

This year’s honoree, Rhonda Wernick, is co-owner of Oakwood the Greener Cleaners in Nashville, Tennessee.  As AWGS president Kermit Engh noted when he presented the award, “I first met our winner a number of years ago and have developed a friendship and deep respect for her business and her contribution to our association.”

Oakwood, already a member of AWGS, Leading Cleaners International, and Methods for Management when Rhonda Wernick and her husband Alan took over in 2011, benefits from both Alan’s expertise in business finance and software development and Rhonda’s creative art profession.  Rhonda’s special talent as a professional artist is evident everywhere at Oakwood and walking into either of the two Oakwood locations is like walking into a living room complete with comfy chairs, her own beautiful artwork and a friendly, family-like atmosphere.  Overall the Wernick’s have not only maintained Oakwood’s reputation for excellence but also taken it to an even higher level of couture cleaning and customer service.

Immediately drawn to the bridal side of the business, Rhonda has attended every AWGS meeting since 2011, served on the Board of Directors 2014-2017, and is quick to welcome new members via the AWGS discussion forum.  On the forum she often shares inspiring photos of special projects such as turning a vintage wedding gown into a unique christening gown.  She also shares ways to enhance the bride’s experience at the counter.  “We like to make a bride feel like she is the only one in the store,” says Rhonda, and each bride also receives a special keepsake when she takes her gown home–Rhonda’s hand-painted sketch of the gown.

In addition to managing Oakwood’s bridal business, Rhonda operates both DancingArt.com and BuyArtByRhonda.com.  She also gives back to her community with 9 years of service on the board of trustees of the Nashville Gordon Jewish Community Center and in many other ways including chairing and originating art events such as Nashville Temple Arts Festival and Art on the West Side.  In 2017 she was the featured artist at Art on the West Side.

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A VINTAGE GOWN STORY

Do you have your grandmother’s wedding gown and wondering what in the world to do with it? I was preserved well but had a few brown spots, probably old sugar stains. Here is what one Mother-in-law/Daughter-in-law duo decided to do.

This beautiful vintage gown came to us for spot cleaning so it could be transformed to a Christening Gown. Our first reaction was –

“But it is such a beautiful gown and should be worn!”

Back & Front of Vintage Gown

Our production manager was able to get rid of the spot right in the middle of the area that they wanted to use for the front of the Christening Gown. Now for the transformation.

When Mother-in-law and Daughter came back to see the results they were thrilled. They met with our owner and our seamstress and discussed what they envisioned the Christening Gown should look like and even had a sketch to go by. Our seamstress got to work with some sketches of her own based on what they discussed.

Christening Gown Design Sketches

After more conversation our owner created a digital layout and also supplied them with an original watercolor of the design.

Digital Design Layout

Watercolor of Christening Gown Design

Now for the fitting. The baby was brought in for measurements. Adjustments were made to the design, patterns were created and the creation was made! A custom cross was embroidered and brought to our seamstress for insertion at just the right place.

 

Beautiful Back-lit Christening Gown

Christening Gown on Disply

Baby Portrait by Ashely FarmerWe could not be more thrilled to have been given the opportunity to partner with this family in creating an heirloom to pass down from generation to generation. It is so special to share in the joyous occasions of our customers. We offer our thanks to this Mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, the father and the rest of the family for allowing us to share this special story with you.

Photo Credit for portrait: Ashely Farmer Photography

At the Christening Ceremony

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.

  1. The tiniest bit chlorine bleach placed directly on a stain will degrade the fibers and leave a yellow stain.

    table-cloth
    Table Linens with Wine Spill
  2. Do you have grease stains? (ex. gravy, butter, salad oils, etc.) Don’t set them with hot water wash and drying.  They need a degreaser – bring it to us.
  3. Red wine stains must be neutralized for complete removal, chlorine bleach will not do the job.
  4. Coffee with milk and sugar is a combination stain that if left untreated will oxidize and become permanent.  It will carmelize – leaving an ugly brown stain.
  5. Never delay bringing your holiday table linens in for professional care to complete stain removal, cleaning and pressing. 
  6. And most importantly, if you or your guests drip, dribble,  the best DIY stain treatment is GENTLY SCRAPE EXCESS, BLOT, NEVER RUB.

Oakwood Cleaners is at your service to take care of your holiday spills and stains. Just bring it to us and let us do the rest.

WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVELS, WONDERFUL FAMILY MEMORIES, AND A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

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.

What do I do?
What do I do?

Preparing your closest for the new season

Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean

These bags are ready!
These bags are ready!

Toss anything with holes that cannot be repaired or have permanent stains.
If it doesn’t fit or flatter and you have stopped wearing them, donate. Please do not donate items that should be tossed.
Garments that are still great but you haven’t worn in over a year can go to a consignment shop.

You can use your earnings to fill in with new pieces!

Now start trying on what is left. Be honest, if it makes you look and feel great, keep it, if not, donate or consign.

It is always fun to invite a friend to help with this.
Place items that you just cannot part with, because of sentimental reasons, in boxes designed for long-term storage and always keep at room temperature, not the attic or garage.

Store your sentimental items.
Store your sentimental items.

Organize
Put like pieces together, separate items that need cleaning, have missing buttons or loose hems.
Cleaning and repairing your garments will help them look fresh for fall.
The experts at Oakwood Cleaners can repair and clean your items to achieve a “look like new” outcome.

Go Shopping! 
Make a list of the items you need to fill in the missing pieces in your closet. Have fun, hit your favorite stores or try out a new one.