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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.

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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.

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The next time you stop by one of our 3 locations or come to the door to recieve your items, have our customer service representative take a picture so we can say thank you for making “Life at Oakwood” the best.

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Oakwood Cleaners has you covered!

Pants and Shorts

Doris Pressing Pants

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

 

Eva our supervisor and presser extraordinaire handles dresses and gowns among other hard to press items.

She know just where to press the lapel on a sports coat so that is rolls perfectly.  It is amazing to watch her as she moves through the garments at hand.

Cottons and Linens

Edgar pressing

 

Cottons and linens require extra care and Edgar is the man for that job.

These garments are not your everyday items that can be pressed on an automatic pressing apparatus.

He takes the time necessary to make sure the clothing you treasure comes back to your satisfaction and beyond.

 

Attention to detail is important to us at Oakwood and we love it.

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Say hi to Lizeth!

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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 later in another post.)

 

Rosa is ready and willing to take on the job of pressing your pants.

 

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She has been with us almost a year and has caught on to the “Oakwood Way” very well indeed.

We have your garment care covered from top to bottom at Oakwood Cleaners.

 

FALL IS HERE!

The weather is getting cooler and that means sweater season! YES, get out those warm, cuddly, sweaters.

A group of Sweaters
I need freshening!

Oh my, you forgot to clean them so they would be ready? If you are like me handwashing is not what you want to be doing with your spare time. Not only that, where in the world do you have space to let them dry–FLAT! Oakwood Cleaners can help you out. Bring us your favorite sweaters and in no time have them back as good as new. Our GreenEarth process is gentle, non toxic and actually good for your clothing as it adds moisture instead of drying out. Please make sure the label is still present with fabric content and cleaning instructions so we make sure to handle them properly.

Packaged Sweaters
Ready to be worn

Packaging of your clean sweaters can be hanging or in a sweater bag, which ever you choose.

Remember, we are NOW OPEN in Cool Springs for your convienence and as always offer FREE Pick-up and Delivery right to your home or work place.

Our new Cool Springs address is: 2000 Mallory Lane, Suite 170

Franklin, TN 37067    615.764.0222