I’m all for household products that bring ease to my life. As a person who loathes ironing, a portable garment steamer has become a must-have tool in my closet.
Top Reasons I Prefer a Garment Steamer Over an Iron
- A steamer requires very little setup.
- Garments can be de-wrinkled while still on a hanger.
- Steaming is faster and easier than ironing. (To crease or not to crease? I do not have my mother’s ironing skills.)
- Portable steamers are great for home and travel.
I like the small size because it’s portable for travel. But the bigger reason I like its small size is because I can store it in my main bathroom closet where it is conveniently located for quick touch-ups.
I use it all the time to quickly remove wrinkles from an outfit I want to wear that day. Within two minutes of grabbing it out of the closet and filling with water, the steam is ready to go.
If a shirt needed to be ironed, it tended to get pushed to the back of my closet. With a steamer, there is no shirt that I can’t quickly steam and have it looking good.
Deep wrinkles are no problem – they quickly steam out and look crisp. I also used it on new window panels that had fold creases from the packaging.
The cords are generally long enough to reach, but short enough to avoid a safety hazard by someone walking over/under/through the cord and bumping it. The steam is HOT, so be mindful if there are children or pets nearby.
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Decent portable steamers are generally in the range of $19-$40. I’ve now ordered three steamers because both of my grown kids had to have one after they saw me so easily and quickly de-wrinkle clothes.
You will love this convenient, inexpensive must-have household convenience.
How Do I Use a Garment Steamer? Watch my video to see just how easy it is to use a steamer.