A mighty little hand held steamer $20

I’m the girl who brings her clothes to dry cleaning because I don’t want to iron or steam it.  Yes I will pay anyone $2 to iron my things.

Once upon a time, I was a stylist and editorial assistant for the fashion supplement of The Arizona Republic.  The pay sucked too badly to stick around with a college degree so I left, but anyway, it was a learning experience and it’s what got me to Phoenix, so I won’t complain about that!

During my time there I learned how to steam clothes before shoots.  Now that, I’m aware did not need a college degree, however I learned a ton about wrinkles, steaming, laying clothes, blah blah.

It was too large, it sucked and it had to use distilled water only.  Since I live in a tiny home, space isn’t something I have a lot of, and keeping a gallon of distilled water only to find there was a hole and leaked all over the place was completely annoying.  So, I donated it.

The best part of having good friends who are pageant girls and models is that you get the best advice on wardrobe and makeup tips. Brenna told me about this little handy convenience of a steamer:

13761017180746pMy Little Steamer, $20 at Bed Bath and Beyond

You can try to find it on Amazon but it’s more expensive for some reason, so I brought in my $5 coupon that’s always in my mailbox and boom.  Winning!

The best part – it’s super small and you can put TAP WATER in it.  The only thing you have to watch is that little thing steams so fast that you can probably get one or two shirts in before it runs dry.  Do not let it run dry, it freaked me out when I left the room for a second and came back, reminds me of the many times I’ve boiled water out of pots burning hard boiled eggs and pasta…uh…I didn’t say I was perfect.

Anyhoo, if you want to see my thoughts while I was steaming and my laundry room quick fix – visit my post on TheHeirloomHome.com today.

Diana Elizabeth says this little steamer also came with a dust cloth, well, more of a travel bag, since a little $20 steamer doesn’t need a dust cloth, silly her.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.


  • Kay

    Are you using this in place of an iron? I hate ironing clothes… Does this steamer make straightening clothes much easier? :)

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Kay! Well, I kinda am! I wear a lot of light clothing, silk type tops that an iron shouldn’t really touch anyway. So in a way yes. But if it’s really a thick work top, an iron would probably best for the pressed look – but typically those shirts have to go to dry cleaning only. So dresses, light blouses and silk tops absolutely! I am using my steamer more than my iron :)


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