Things are getting steamy
I hate ironing. With a passion.
I'll put off doing it to the absolute last minute, then frantically try to smush the creases on my blouse with an iron that's either too hot or too cool — which is a problem, either way — and then give up, rushing out the door looking like I've already lived a full day, and perhaps napped, in my clothes.
OK, so maybe it's not that bad. I do occasionally look and/or feel a wee bit crumpled, but I feel a safe distance from the "I slept in my clothes" look.
But now pressed clothes are within my reach. With the new Rowenta garment steamer that I was sent to try, I can plug it in while brushing my teeth and it's ready to go before I am. A quick pass over the offending crease takes me from crumpled to pristine (though the subway ride does all it can to prevent me from getting to work that way).
I was initially a little wary of the steamer, what with my acute aversion to ironing. I also was fearful of the whole hot steam thing — which can realistically burn your skin as well as your fabrics.
But I bit the bullet and tried it on one of those fateful mornings when I was crumpled and in a rush, and was totally sold.
It's quickly become an easy way to press my clothes in a hurry — to the point where I'm actually pressing t-shirts and pillowcases!
Just because I'm a convert though, doesn't mean that you less iron-averse types should shed your traditional pressers. You won't get crisp lines with a steamer — meaning those perfect pleats and collars will still need some traditional TLC.
But for this girl-on-the-go, the stand alone steamer is a match made in heaven.