Irons... AKA the Enemy. Get Yourself a Steamer and See the Light.

Irons... AKA the Enemy. Get Yourself a Steamer and See the Light.

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I have this thing against irons. As someone in the apparel field, this vendetta sometimes surprises people when they find out. But here's the thing: 

Irons are a pain in the ass. 

Yes. I said it. I cussed a little too, that's how fussed I get about this. Irons are great for smoothing tablecloths, affixing iron-on patches and straightening your hair back in the day.

Not for de-creasing your clothes, and here's why:

  1. They are complicated. Who actually knows what setting to iron their slacks on versus their jeans? If you are picturing the dial now and questioning your judgement, you are not alone!

  2. Irons will burn your stuff if left alone to long, like, turned around to change the channel too long. *Eye roll*

  3. Ironing boards are big and obnoxious. I for one do not have the space in my apartment for a huge ironing board. Although they make "mini" ironing boards, I also do not favor kneeling on the floor to iron my clothes.

Enter the clothing steamer, the knight in shining armor of your morning. This puppy heats up in seconds, de-wrinkles your clothes without having to apply direct heat (and therefore no shiny burns marks) and you can use one basically anywhere.

My favorite steamer is handheld, portable and comes with a pad to hang on a door to provide you with a flat surface to steam against. I've linked it here. I also found a great budget friendly super small option and linked it here.

Have any of you made the switch to a steamer? How do you like it? Tell me below!

 

 

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Client Styling: Amy G.

Client Styling: Amy G.