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STEAMERY TO THE RESCUE!


A couple of weeks ago I finally bit the bullet and got myself a steamer. Since then, I’ve been getting a good few questions and almost all of them have gone like this, “Which clothes steamer do you use again and can you post up a link? I couldn’t find it on your blog.”  That’s because I had yet to write a post on it and had only talked about it on Insta-stories – until now!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I hate ironing! It’s one of those tedious jobs that has to be done non-stop in my line of work and so I decided it was time I got a steamer. I’ve been testing this one out for a few weeks now and – OMG…GAME CHANGER!

Another question I was asked recently – does a steamer replace an iron?  I think it depends on the kinds of clothing and the material you’re using it on.  They work best on the likes of flowy dresses and blouses/shirts  etc. (anything with soft material). Basically, a steamer will get the wrinkles out.


 


WHY I LOVE STEAMING CLOTHES


  • It’s easier than dragging out the ironing board.  It’s also easier than laying your clothes on a flat surface and ironing section by section, having to move the garment in the right place to iron the right section.  Overall, with a steamer, I find there’s less manoeuvring and I have a bad back so I have to strain my back less now. You just keep the garment on a hanger and run the steamer back and forth over wrinkles. Simple!
  • It can un-shrink some clothes that have shrunken in the wash. The steam relaxes the fibers and helps the garments expand back out.  I was shocked when I discovered this!  I thought of all the trouble I’ve gone through with wondering if things would shrink in the wash and having to guess whether to compensate for potential shrinking by sizing up, etc. I’m sure it doesn’t work on all materials, but it almost always works on my cotton items.  It’s always worth a shot, in my opinion!
  • Steamers take less time to cool than irons.  Having a hot iron sitting out for a while to cool down always freaked me out a little.  Steamers are not only smaller, but they also take less time to cool down.  It’s a little thing, but it makes a difference!
  • I find it therapeutic.  I don’t know why!  I hate ironing but find steaming therapeutic.


THE STEAMER I USE


I decided to go for a Steamery Cirrus No.2 steamer in pink. It is available in four different colours and they are priced at €120. Click here for more on my steamer. Once you start it up it’s ready to go in a matter of seconds, it’s easy to use, it’s light and it is ideal for travelling. It is also great for steaming curtains, bedding pillows, etc


WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT


It saves time and it leaves my clothes smooth and crease-free. As opposed to ironing, steaming goes easy and is totally harmless even to fabrics that can’t be ironed. Basically, the steam removes unfresh odours and dirt stains, and makes the fabric thicker and richer in colour. Steaming is a sustainable option for washing clothes that only need to be refreshed.



WHY STEAM?


Steamed clothes are:

  • Wrinkle-free and soft
  • Fresh: the steam removes dust and some bacterias
  • Matte (as compared to an iron which makes the fabric shiny)


There you have it – my latest review. This is not a sponsored post – I just think highly of this steamer and I wanted to answer your questions! 🙂  I hope I answered them all but if you have any more feel free to comment below. Also, if you get a Steamery steamer let me know how you get on with it! Ps. If there is anything in particular you’d like me to blog about next ask away.

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Until next time…

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