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Wendy Heijne


No more standard sizes and standard fashion. I believe in fashion personalized by you. Thats why I have founded Studio Heijne. By blogging I hope to add some colour to your daily life. And hopefully inspire you to think outside the box and to try the new way of shopping: personal slow-fashion instead of mass-produced garments

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5 reasons to steam your clothes

Why steaming instead of ironing?

A flawless style means great choice of clothes, but also keeping the garments fresh and polished. Ironing makes the clothes look like they just got directly off the rack. However, it takes a lot of practice to make sure you’re doing it right. Moreover it takes plenty of time. Here are 5 reasons why you should steam you clothes:

1. It’s much faster than ironing.

This is mainly because it doesn’t need any preparation. No need to take the ironing board out of the wardrobe. Just take the steamer and go ahead.

Steaming a silk dress.

2. It’s easy and save.

You don’t need much practice and extra tools like with ironing. Just fill the steamer with water, turn it on and you’re good to go. And when you have small kids, like I have, it’s more safe to steam then to have a hot iron standing on a board, with the chance that the kids run into it. A steamer doesn’t have to cool down either. It can go straight back in the bag.

Filling the steamer with water

3. A travel steamer doesn’t take much space.

That’s why it will easily fit in your traveling suitcase. Meaning that you will be able to steam you clothes while traveling as well. It’s ideal for a fast fresh up of wrinkled tops and dresses or your suit. I personally never leave the house without a steamer in my suitcase, whether it’s for private or business traveling.

Steamer from The Steamery

3. It’s safe to use on all garments.

No matter the material, you can steam clothes made from any material. Even garments which can’t be washed in the washing machine. If you like natural fabrics, such as cotton, linen and silk, a steamer comes in very handy, as these fabrics tend to crinkle easily.

Steaming a silk top
Steaming a silk top

5. Less washing and longer lasting garments.

A steamer will not only take away the wrinkles from your garment, it will also refresh it by killing bacteria. This means that you can weather your garments and steam them instead of frequent washing. After weathering, spray linen water over the garment for a fresh scent.  That’s more environmentally friendly than frequent washing and your garments will last longer.

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These are the 5 reasons why to steam you clothes. Maybe you are into trying steaming, but need some tips on how to get started? The next blog will be about How to steam you clothes. So stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed this blog. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I am happy to answer any questions and comments.

Hand steamer Cirrus No.2

Love Wendy

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