I don’t have to ask you if you HATE to iron clothes when you’re supposed to be on vacation! I know you do because I do and other travelers I’ve talked to do too. But often that’s just what happens despite our meticulous packing efforts. We arrive at our destination to discover our clothes are hopelessly wrinkled! What a bummer! Well, I’m going to share with you the best travel accessory I’ve found yet. That is the travel size clothes steamer! Even better a mini handheld clothes steamer. You are going to LOVE this handy little accessory!
The Problem – Wrinkled on Arrival
I’ve traveled quite a lot over the past several years, usually by air requiring a small carry-on suitcase. And no matter how well I pack everything, some clothes always seem to come out wrinkled on arrival. But on a recent trip to my sister’s home, she suggested I use her handheld clothes steamer instead of ironing my outfit. Well, let me tell you, that was a GAME CHANGER! I was amazed at how quickly the wrinkles just relaxed and disappeared like magic! We were on our way to an adventure in no time!
I noticed that my sister’s steamer was a little larger than would fit in my carry-on, although she said she travels with hers. I had something a little smaller in mind. When I returned home, the search was on baby!
The Solution – A Mini Handheld Clothes Steamer
After unpacking at home, I immediately went to my “to go” travel accessories store, Amazon of course! I searched all the clothes steamers they advertised and finally decided on this one, the Bizond Mini Clothes Steamer. (Affiliate link, not a sponsored post link – I just love it this much) https://amzn.to/2Nko2mN
I have to tell you I LOVE this little steamer and YOU will too. I keep it in my closet when I’m at home, so it’s available anytime I need to steam some wrinkles out! It is very small, perfect for packing in a carry-on, and it weighs only 1.26 pounds so it doesn’t add much extra weight when I have to heave my suitcase into the overhead bin on an airplane. It heats up fast, so I don’t have to wait long for the continuous steam to start flowing which gets me out of the hotel and on my way!
Pros and Cons of a Mini Clothes Steamer
There are a number of different clothes steamers on Amazon and in other land-based stores like Target and Wal-Mart, but mini steamers are few and far between. And that is what I was looking for in a clothes steamer. It had to be small enough to fit in my carry-on without having to leave behind other important items. This is what sold me on the Bizond. Of course, there are some pros and cons as there are with any product we buy.
The Pros include being lightweight and compact so packing away in my small carry-on is even possible! Other pros are that it doesn’t drip and it can be used in a horizontal position, for use on a bed or even (yuck) an ironing board if you must, or in a vertical position as when your clothes are on a hanger. That’s my favorite way to use it. I can steam the wrinkles out and hang everything in the closet right away. The absolute BEST part is that this mini steamer has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If something goes wrong with it, you can return it no questions asked during the 3-year warranty period.
The only Con I can find with this mini steamer is it can only be used on a 110V electrical network like what we have in the U.S. Usually, items meant for travel are equipped to handle other electrical networks like those used in European or Asian countries. This one, unfortunately, is not. In fact, you can’t even use a converter or adaptor with it in foreign countries. Doing so will likely just burn it out, and then you can’t use it at home either, so don’t even try. It’s not worth it. So, I’ll be looking for another model that can be used overseas like my mini straight iron! I’ll share with you when I find one.
The Perfect Travel Solution to an Annoying Travel Problem
The mini handheld clothes steamer is, in my opinion, the best clothes steamer for annoying travel wrinkles. It’s lightweight, compact, heats fast, and comes in its own little travel bag! Believe me, YOU NEED THIS! Why make getting ready in the mornings more difficult than it needs to be. Just click the link above and you’ll be wrinkle-free in no time. In the meantime, I’ll be I’ll be hiking in the mountains or listening to the waves on my favorite beach, thanks to my new favorite travel buddy. (Sorry hubs!)
If you want to read more about packing tips, you can see my post here!
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