This Travel Steamer Is So Much Faster (and Better) Than the Hot Shower Method
I get major wrinkle anxiety. I’m also historically not very good with irons. Combine these two facts and you’ve got the perfect storm of wrinkle-phobia when I’m traveling.
There’s always the method of running the hotel shower hot to steam up the bathroom, but it’s time-consuming, wasteful of water, and truthfully, it doesn’t always work.
However, I’ve started packing a travel clothes steamer, and it’s been a huge game-changer for my wrinkle anxiety — and my travel outfit game. Now, I can open my suitcase, remove a completely wrinkled dress, and have it looking good as new just a few minutes later with the Joy Mangano My Little Steamer Go Mini.
Here’s how it works: the removable top is easily screwed on, but makes the whole tool super packable — it even comes with a zip-close travel pouch. You can use regular tap water to fill it up, and the 900-watt heating element means water heats up quick (a minute or two, tops). The steam comes out in a steady stream so that you can maneuver the tool around your clothes to loosen any hard-to-reach wrinkles. Its shape also prevents any spillage or spitting that tends to happen with a standard garment steamer.
Weighing just two pounds, you’ll have no problem stowing this travel-size steamer in a suitcase — and you’ll never need to wrestle with a hotel ironing board ever again.