… my travel steamer.
During middle school and high school, I worked retail at a clothing boutique a block from my childhood home. And there I met the jumbo industrial steamer, which made rumpled, creased clothing look flowy and fresh. I know that Deja has invested in a Jiffy steamer and loves it, but I’m happy with my mini travel model for now. It’s far from perfect, with a fairly small chamber and a tendency to burp water onto my clothes if tipped to the wrong angle, but it’s a thousand times more effective at actually removing creases and wrinkles than any other travel steamer I’ve ever owned. Powerful and efficient, if a bit temperamental.
Like many people, I loathe ironing. But I’ll admit a steamer is a poor substitute for an iron when it comes to certain woven fabrics. My button-front shirts never look PRESSED after a steam, but they certainly look less rumpled. For press appearances, on-camera work, and interviews I iron. For daily doings, I steam.
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