How I Steam My Clothes
After watching my closet tour video, many people requested that I share how I steam my clothes. I really do prefer the steamer to the iron when it comes to smoothing out my clothes. The steamer is a gentler way to get the creases out, and you don't have to bother with an ironing board and hot iron (which always makes me nervous in a house with small children!).
Steaming is really easy. You fill the chamber with water, making sure not to exceed the maximum line. Wait for the water to get hot and bubble and then you are ready to go. You can let the steamer touch most fabrics as you move up and down the garment, never staying in one place for too long. If you are steaming a really delicate fabric, such as lace or silk, I would recommend keeping the steamer at a distance of at least an inch.
Always make sure your garment is hanging. Never use a steamer on something you are wearing as you can easily burn yourself with the hot steam. Make sure you keep the steamer out of reach of children as well and always avoid tipping it over.
The steamer I use in the video is My Little Steamer - GO MINI For some reason, it is listed as $37 now, but I believe I paid less than that when I bought it two years ago. Because this price point seems high, I'm also listing two other less expensive steamers that actually have better reviews online and are bestsellers as well.
PurSteam Fabric Steamer $29.99 This steamer has excellent reviews and is a bestseller on Amazon. It's worth checking out!
TaoTronics Garment Steamer $21.99 This is another bestselling travel steamer that has excellent reviews and is more affordable than the one I use in the video.
Be sure to check out this week's video where I demonstrate how I use my steamer. If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
Classy Yet Trendy blog recommends reading Lessons from Madame Chic for capsule wardrobe inspiration.
Teri Harman lists At Home With Madame Chic among inspirational books in her post, Book List: Women Who Learn.
**Thank you to everyone who let me know I left out the step of adding milk in my recent Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe blog post . I have since updated the recipe notes. The milk is added right after you add the broth. Thank you to everyone who made the soup, and let me know how delicious it is!
Comment of the Week
Hi Jennifer! I love this week's video because it so clearly illustrates your message that we are aiming for presentability and effort, not perfection. I think it this world of Pinterest and Instagram filters, it is easy to think "I don't have the time or energy today to do it perfectly, so I am just going to schlepp it today!" But you really inspire your readers by the consistency and genuineness of your message.
Also, regarding your previous message about 10 item wardrobes when one works outside the home. I do, and as a consequence I do not practice a strict 10 item or even 20 item wardrobe. However, your approach has really helped me develop an entirely different attitude towards clothes purchases. I now do not shop for recreation. I buy less and buy better. I try to use my best everyday and try to keep my wardrobe down a small size. I feel more comfortable wearing items in frequent rotation. So, I would say that even though I do not follow a strict 10 item wardrobe, I implement the principles faithfully. My goal for this season is to try to cull down my wardrobe even more. I always adopt the 5 min Le no makeup look, because at 45, I definitely need it now!
Dear Daesman, Thank you for your comment! I love how you make the ten-item wardrobe work for you. You are not hung up on the number "ten", but are working toward the perfect capsule wardrobe for your life. I hope you continue to enjoy the process!
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