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Monday, March 14, 2011

Why choose to steam versus ironing?

Do you hate to iron, but hate looking wrinkled all at the same time?  Steaming can save you the headache of both.  Using a Jiffy Steamer is a spectacular way of saving your time and making your clothes look great, thus you will look good too!  Steaming is faster than ironing and keeps fabrics in better condition.  Using the Jiffy Steamer is the way to make your wardrobe look its best, save your time and money.   Below are some tips for specific fabrics.

  1. Delicate Fabrics
When steaming delicate fabrics, such as silk or cashmere, be cautious touching the garment with the steam head.  Instead, hold it about half an inch to an inch away to steam.  Also, when steaming velvet or beaded garments, steam from the reverse side of the garment.  Never touch velvet directly with the steamhead.
  1. Basic Garments
Never steam on a flat surface, always steam vertically. By steaming in an upright position this allows the steam condensation to roll down the hose to create more steam and less spitting onto the garments. Hang garments on the rod set that extends up from the steamer. Pants may be easily steamed by hanging them by the cuff.  Touch the garment lightly with the steamhead and the wrinkles will vanish before your eyes.  The combination of the steam and the steam head is important to for a smooth finish.  Allow the steam to penetrate into the garment, this will make the wrinkles disapper.
  
  1. Heavy Fabrics

Steaming can save trips to the dry cleaners
and your time.

Heavy or hard-to-iron fabrics such as jackets, furniture slipcovers, tablecloths or curtains are an easier task with a Jiffy Steamer. Many find hanging these over a shower curtain rod and steaming both sides make the wrinkles fade away.  To steam dress pants and create a light crease you may wish to hang the pants by the cuffs and steam from the cuff to the waist.  Steam is the opposite of the iron, so a crisp, look and feel will not be created.  You may wish to use a small amount of starch prior to steaming for a lightly starched feel. 


So, save yourself time and money, Jiffy Steamer is the best garment steamer on the market and you will be pleased with your garments and the way you look! 




Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Get a Jumpstart on Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is thankfully right around the corner!  Now is the time to start doing a little spring cleaning inside the house so when nice weather comes you can spend that time outdoors.


If you have any area rugs, take them outside on the next pretty day and let them air out.
Shake them out really good because a vacuum doesn’t always remove all of the nasty, embedded dust and dirt.  It doesn’t have to be exceptionally warm to air out your rugs. Even a nice cooler day, with a mild breeze and the sun shining down, can freshen and  lift the nap on a rug.



You can also get a head start on a little spring cleaning by starting to go through those heavy winter clothes.  If there are some clothes that you have not worn this year, you should consider setting them aside for a spring rummage sale or you may even want to consider donating them to a shelter or your local Goodwill.  Removing these winter clothes will free up space in your closet for those fabulous spring items you have or may soon purchase!  Don’t forget to go through your shoes as well!



Another way to freshen things up is to remove and store those heavier comforters and quilts.  Be sure to clean these items according to the manufacturers instructions before storing.  Your lighter bedding items that have been in storage can be freshened up with the help of a Jiffy Steamer® model J-2000.  This steamer which is recommended for home use can help remove those wrinkles and creases from those items that have been folded and stored.



Getting a little jumpstart on spring cleaning can give you a feeling of accomplishment and free you up for outside adventures when those nice days arrive!

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As the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of garment steamers and steamer equipment for personal and professional use, Jiffy® Steamer manufactures over 16 fabric steamers and clothes steamer models including the popular Esteam®, with only the finest industrial and professional components available. Jiffy® Steamer customers throughout the world enjoy the ease of use when steaming clothes or fabric in their home or business, simplicity of the process and the omission of the ironing board. Breast Cancer Awarness Line of Jiffy Steamer Products