Last Updated on August 31, 2022 by Erik Sullivan
It’s no secret that steamers make steaming clothes a breeze. But what if you don’t have a steamer? Or what if you’re traveling and don’t want to lug your heavy steamer around?
No worries! In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best methods for steaming clothes without a steamer.
So read on and learn how to steam clothes without steamer like a pro!
How To Steam Clothes Without Steamer? (5 Most Effective Ways)
You may be wondering if it’s possible to steam clothes without a steamer. Yes, it’s possible.
We’ll show you 5 most effective ways of steaming clothes without using a dedicated steamer. There is no need to spend money on a clothing steamer when you can easily steam clothes without one.
Let’s begin steaming with the most effective method:
Using Steam of A Bathroom Shower:
Basically, this one is the most suitable method for travelers who don’t have any access to a steamer. The best things about this method is that, you can steam a lot of clothes at a time. However, this method works best for clothes with moderate wrinkles.
Take your clothes and hang them inside the bathroom. If most of them are shirts or tops, use hanger to hang them. Make sure there’re enough space in between the clothes.
Close the doors properly so that the steam cannot escape from the bathroom. You can increase the water temperature of your shower if it’s not enough hot.
Turn on the shower and let it generate steam. Do not open the door during this time. Depending on the size of your bathroom this can take 10-20 minutes to steam your clothes. The steam will sort out the most of the creases.
However, to make the process more effective, lay out the steamed fabric in a flat surface and stretch out it with your hands. This will help the fibers to smooth out completely.
Steam From Boiling Water Kettle:
This is another simple hacks of removing wrinkles from clothes without using a garment steamer. But, this is not as effective as like the previous method. However, it works really well for delicate fabrics like- silk, polyester, tulle etc.
First, hang your clothes in a clothesline. Next, pour some water in an electric kettle and place it underneath the clothes. Plug in the kettle and turn it on to boil water. When the water start boiling, remove the lid from the kettle. The steam will come out and hit the clothes fibers to release wrinkles.
Using Your Dryer to steam the garment:
Before applying this clothes steaming hacks, you should read the level first to make sure that, you can put the clothing into the dryer. If it doesn’t allow drying, then you should not apply this method. But, if the tag says YES, then you’re good to go.
- First, put the clothes in the dryer with a damp bath towel. (Do not put more than 2 garments at a time)
- Select the stem cycle (medium heat setting) of the dryer and set the timer for 5 minutes.
- The damp towel will dry by this time and create steam that help the fabric to release wrinkles.
- When the drying cycle is completed, pull out your clothing as soon as possible to prevent new wrinkles.
Melting Ice cubes Method:
This method is quiet similar to the previous method. However, it’s more efficient at removing wrinkles from a large batch of fabric. You’ll need some ice cubes and a dryer.
Set the highest setting of the dryer. Put the clothes in the dryer. Add 3-4 pieces of ice cubes with the clothes. Now, turn on the dryer. As the heat rises, the ice will melt down, generating steam. The steam will penetrate the fabrics fiber to relax.
After 10 minutes is completed, remove the garments and hang them in a hanger or clothesline.
Steam clothes with a facial steamer:
If there’re any facial steamer available in your home, you can also use it as an alternative to a clothes steamer.
Step 1: Hang your cloth in a hanger.
Step 2: Fill up the water tank of the steamer and turn it on.
Step 3: When the machine is ready apply the steam on the cloth. Do not hold the machine too close to the garment.
Step 4: Apply the steam until the wrinkles are disappear.
I hope you’ve got enough ideas about how to steam clothes without steamer. However, I recommend to check the clothes label before you apply steam in your garments. This is important to know weather the manufacturer allow steaming or not.