I so enjoyed my interview with Geny’s Flower & Bridal about our Wedding Gown Preservation process. Here it is:
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 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.
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.
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.
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 body while your getting that good nights sleep! Most services will take care of: stain removal, cleaning, and pressing, minor mending, inspection and packaging.
Your linens should be bundled in a complete set or when requested hung on oversized hangers. You can even have your comforters or coverlets cleaned!
Oakwood is the only dry-cleaner in Nashville to use a revolutionary new
cleaning process – Green Earth® cleaning.
Green Earth® cleaning means all our cleaning processes are environmentally
friendly, non-allergenic, and above all, have NO just-dry-cleaned smell, leaving
your fine garments and furnishings looking brighter and feeling softer.
Green Earth® cleaning uses a silicone based dry cleaning solvent. It shares the same base – silicone – as hair care, makeup and deodorant products. It has no odor or smell, yet has superior cleaning and soil removal properties.
The weather is getting cooler and that means sweater season! YES, get out those warm, cuddly, sweaters.
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.
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