Why a Clothes Steamer is a Must-Have

Picture the scene: a person who spends hours ironing clothes before heading out for the day, battling stubborn wrinkles that just won’t budge.

To us, that sounds like a horror film plot. And every horror film needs a hero. A multifaceted hero. In this instance, spoiler alert: it’s Propress. Propress steamers make wrinkle removals a breeze and refresh and sanitise your clothes at the same time. The essential tool for every wardrobe.

In this article we’ll take you full steam ahead into the benefits of owning a Propress steamer and why it’s a must-have for your daily routine (including how it can save you cash).

Introduction to clothes steaming

handheld clothes steamerSteamers are versatile and can be used on a range of household items, from curtains to upholstery. So, you can skip professional cleaning and DIY with a steamer.

That’s right. Steaming saves money, there’s no denying it. How?

  1. Reduces the need for costly dry cleaning
  2. Prolongs the life of your clothes
  3. Gentle on clothes; no fabric damage
  4. Refreshes clothes without washing, saving money on water and energy bills

To conclude, investing in a steamer is a practical and cost-effective solution to keeping your clothes and home looking fresh and new, while saving you money (and time).

Plus, it’s not rocket science. Anyone can do it. Steaming is a relatively simple and easy process, generally taking less than a minute per garment. So, you can tackle the cost of living crisis and save time by saving money on your water and energy bills. In addition, you can streamline your household routine.

With a steamer in your wardrobe, you can confidently handle any fabric without fear of damaging it. You can sit smug in the knowledge that you’ve saved money. Because it pays to use a Propress steamer.

How (exactly) do clothes steamers save money?

steamers are fasterHow does the old saying go? Oh, yes. Propress to impress. 

Using clothes steamers can be a smart way to save money while keeping your clothes looking fresh and crisp.

By eliminating expensive dry cleaning, investing in a clothes steamer can save you up to £100 or more each year. Not only does this help stretch your budget further, but it’s also better for the environment as traditional dry cleaning methods use harsh chemicals that can harm both people and the planet (shock, horror).

Clothes steamers are also incredibly versatile, allowing you to remove wrinkles and odours quickly and easily from a variety of fabrics. This is without damaging them in the process.

One of the major advantages of clothes steamers is their efficiency. Steaming is a much quicker process that can have your clothes ready to wear in just a few minutes, instead of the hours it can take using an iron (if you know, you know).

Additionally, clothes steamers are gentle on fabrics, meaning you won’t need to replace your clothing as often, saving you money in the long run.

Tips for getting the best results with a clothes steamer

Steamers are an excellent investment for those looking to save money by avoiding dry-cleaning bills. However, to truly get the maximum results out of your investment, it’s essential to prepare your items correctly beforehand.

First, inspect your clothes for any stains or spills that require pre-treatment. Taking this step will not only help your steamer do its job more efficiently, but it will also prevent any accidental damage to your clothes caused by the steaming process.

steamer versus iron

Next, hang your garments – this is the easiest way to steam your belongings. If you’re using a handheld clothes steamer, elevate your garment using a hanger and place it on the back of a door (taking care to pull the garment towards you when steaming to avoid steam contacting the door).

Hold the clothes taut. This will ensure your steamer delivers the most effective results possible. High performance steamers also act as a low temperature iron with steam relaxing fabric to remove creases.

Steam garments from the outside. (Although for fuller garments such as dresses it can be easier to steam from the inside.)

Steam down the fabric. Make contact with your garment and slide the steamer down.

Top tip: You don’t need to press hard or push the fabric against anything. However, you can use a pad like the Propress Pressing Pad for dense fabrics or complicated areas of clothing like collars and cuffs. Simply place the pad behind the area to be steamed and steam through the fabric onto the pad.

How to choose the right clothes steamer

Investing in a clothes steamer can save you time and money in the long run.

When choosing the right steamer, it’s critical to consider the size and volume of clothing you need to steam at one time. A larger steamer may be necessary if you have a lot of clothing to steam, while a smaller steamer may be sufficient for occasional use.

By carefully considering your needs and investing in the right size steamer, you can save money and keep your clothes looking fresh and crease-free.

To get the most of your steaming experience, it’s wise to do your research before purchasing. One way to do this is by reading reviews from other customers who have used the steamer you’re considering. Not only can you see if users are satisfied with the results they’re getting, but you can also gather information about what features they value most. This can help you make an informed decision and ensure you select the steamer that best fits your needs.

Benefits of being a savvy shopper when buying a clothes steamer

If you’re shopping for a clothes steamer, being a savvy shopper can make all the difference in your overall savings.

Not only can you compare prices between different models and brands, but you can also consider the various features each offers.

For instance, some steamers may have longer cables or larger water tanks, which could save you time and money in the long run.

By taking the time to do your research and comparing options, you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest value for your money. You’ll likely find a model that’s affordable, efficient and durable, making it a smart investment in the long term.

With new models being released every year, it’s worth researching if older models are still available. While they may not have all the bells and whistles of the newer models, they can offer great value for money at discounted prices. By investing in an older clothes steamer model, you can still enjoy all the benefits of this useful tool. In addition, you can keep some extra cash in your wallet.

Plus, with proper care and maintenance, a clothes steamer can last for years. This makes it a smart investment for anyone looking to save money over time.

Different types of clothing that can be steamed

One of the great things about steamers, and especially so for the MINI Handheld Clothes Steamer, is that they can be used on a variety of different types of fabric.

Whether you’re dealing with natural fibres like cotton and linen or synthetic fabrics like polyester, rayon, and spandex, a clothes steamer will get the job done.

With a steamer, you won’t have to worry about ironing wear and tear. You can extend your clothes’ life by keeping them looking sharp and well-maintained.

Moth importantly…

As we reported in our moth article, steamers are moths’ most deadly enemy. They lay eggs in dark, damp areas — especially in wardrobes where clothes lie. The good news? Moths can’t survive steam. Steaming your clothes rids your wardrobe of moths, larvae, and eggs.

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