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Style Dilemma: I’m moving up to nicer quality clothes, but not sure about caring for them. Any tips?

Style Solution:  Explore these tips about steaming wrinkles away, ironing safely and efficiently and newer at-home dry cleaning processes.

STEAMING is a great way to freshen a garment without a trip to the dry-cleaners. After a day’s wear, hang your garment and remove sit-down wrinkles and elbow creases with a strong but gently flow of steam. It’s also great for re-setting pleats and creases.  Steaming takes just moments, and avoids any scorching or shine that can develop when you use a conventional iron, especially on delicate fabrics.

I like the Jiffy Steamer portable model.  You can see it in action in this video and order one at JiffySteamer.com.  The $75 price may seem steep, but it’s a bargain compared to the dry-cleaner trips it can save.  And if you enter the code IMAG37 you’ll get free shipping.

One client shared this nifty tip – she helps get sit-down and back-of-knee wrinkles out of her trousers by hanging them from the hem edge so the weight of the waistband/pocket area is pulling down on the wrinkled areas.  Sometimes she even adds a second clip hanger to the waistband edge for extra weight.

Read about safe ironing and at-home dry cleaning in other posts.  And find extensive details about clothing care and wardrobe development in LOOKING GOOD … Every Day.

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.

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