Cleaning your clothes with a personal steamer can save you hundreds of dollars per year in dry-cleaning costs. Steamers are efficient, gentle and safe on most garments. A steam cleaner works up to five times faster than an iron, and is excellent for removing wrinkles. It will not stain or scorch clothing. Steamers also can be used on curtains, tablecloths, linens and upholstered furniture.
Things You'll Need
- Steam cleaner
- Rust-proof hangers
Add water to the steam cleaner, turn it on and allow it to heat up.
Hang clothes on clean, rust-proof hangers. Hang pants by their cuffs with clothes pins.
Grasp the steamer head, and press the "steam" or "on" button until it emits a steady amount of steam.
Touch the steamer head lightly onto wrinkled clothes, and use upright, vertical motions to apply steam until wrinkles disappear.
Allow steam-cleaned clothes to air dry.
Tips & Warnings
- Try steaming difficult wrinkles from the underside of the garment.
- Avoid touching the steam cleaner head on silk or velvet. Do not add dye, perfumes or salt to the steam cleaner water. Do not overfill the steam cleaner, and ensure it does not run dry. Do not pour cold water into a running steamer.
- Photo Credit Photo by Mattes at Wikimedia Commons
- Benefit of Steam Cleaning Clothes
- Dry Cleaning Vs. Steam Cleaning Clothes
How to Pick a Clothing Steamer
Many clothes made nowadays are dry clean only. However, with a personal clothes steamer or steam iron, you can give your garment...
How to Clean
Cleaning is a necessary evil. Failing to keep a house clean can result in serious illness or, even worse, death due to...
- How to Steam Clean Clothes
How to Clean a Fabric Steamer
A fabric steamer---also known as a clothes steamer---is prone to build-up of calcification from mineral deposits in water. You'll know that it's...
- How to Clean a Garment Steamer
How to Clean My Clothes Steamer Tank
A clothes steamer can help you rid your favorite clothes of wrinkles in a hurry, but its tank can harbor sediment and...
Can I Steam Clean a Sofa With a Clothes Steamer?
The sofa is one of the hardest pieces of furniture to clean in the house. If you try to spray it or...
Do Garment Steamers Work?
As every fashion stylist knows, a garment steamer is a must-have accessory when it comes to getting clothes prepped for the next...
Steamers Used for Cleaning Bathrooms, Kitchens, and Clothes
Steam cleaners are simple devices that use tap water to clean kitchens, bathrooms, clothes and more. Converting the water to steam, these...