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May 12, 2017

Smoothing Things Out

Ironing was never my thing. Never ever ever. And for the last couple of years I've been living with people that have always had them, so I never felt the need to buy one. Now that I'm moving yet again, and on my own, I'm starting to buy a lot of things that I've been missing out on and one of them is a way to get wrinkles off my clothes.

Back in my NYC days when I was reckless and didn't have to pay for heat or hot water I would turn my hot water on super high in my bathroom and hang dresses on the door to get them straight. This did the job well for a few hours and that was enough for me at the time. I've always wanted a steamer though because it was cooler than having an iron and I knew I'd be able to get wrinkles out of delicate items.

The Handheld Garment Fabric and Clothing Steamer from Wollin is my latest acquisition and I'm hoping that I works as well as it did the first time I used it as time goes by. What I really like about it is that it's small, which is great because FYI it's a travel steamer, and isn't heavy at all. I'm not at all intimidated by it like I initially thought it would be because steamers were always so fancy seeming to me. Like only people that worked in costume design or dry cleaners used them. I used it on my favorite dress from 2008 (yikes!) and it got the wrinkles out just as it did when I used irons in steam mode.

A great thing about this is that I'm able to use it for curtains and my duvet. It's so annoying to have a room perfectly cleaned and organized only to have super wrinkly curtains or a fancy duvet with them as well. I used it on my pin tucked duvet cover and it. I'm excited to go away for a few nights where I'm actually be able to use it because 1: I'll see if I even really need a travel steamers and 2: If I'll make the effort to use it outside of my house. Regardless of this though it's a nice alternative to a regular old iron and it means I'm not going to be super wasteful with my water and heat trying to get my clothes looking smooth!

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