Turbo Charge Your Steaming

 Turbo Charge Your Steaming

Beauty Brite Disclosure

We all have a few tasks in life we deeply dislike. I for one, despise ironing and avoid it all costs. My hatred stems mostly from being left handed. Trying to learn to iron as a left-handed kid was a nightmare. The iron cord was always in my way and I could never figure out which side of the ironing board to stand on. Thankfully, when I went to college I received a steamer and my wrinkle problem became less of a problem.

Since my college steamer has seen better days and I’ve been thinking about getting a new one. When I was asked to test out the new Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer, I jumped at the opportunity. I was drawn in by the fact it offered 50% more steam, 50% hotter steam, and 67% faster results.

Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam

I also really liked the turbo button and the built-in creaser, which helps you achieve perfect pleats and folds. The Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer also comes with a silicone band, delicate fabric spacer, and bristle brush. These extra attachments are great for loosening fibers, protecting fragile fabric, and making steaming easier.

Steaming out wrinkles

Of course, the first thing I tested the steamer on was some clothes. It did a great job of getting the wrinkles out. Next, I wanted to up the wrinkle ante by putting the turbo feature to work on fabric from my light box. After months of leaving this piece of cloth hanging on my closet door, the folding creases were still there. But after a few minutes of subjecting them to the steamer, they began to fade away. Now I can finally take pictures without a wrinkly background.

But I wasn’t done putting my new Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer to the test. When I noticed the steamer box indicated you could use the steamer to freshen fabrics and eliminate odors, bedbugs and dust mites, I wanted to see how it would perform on the dog bed.

Getting ready to steam clean the dog bed

We have a very spoiled 100-lb Rhodesian Ridgeback. He actually has two beds. One is portable and the other is gigantic. The larger of the two is very hard to clean. Even though you can remove the cover, it is a huge pain to put back on. Not to mention it upsets the furry baby if you touch his bed. You should see his reaction anytime I put his blankies in the washing machine.

Steaming the dog bed

While the pup was lounging in the living room, I started up the steamer and go to work on his bed. I was really impressed by how well the steamer penetrated the cushion of the bed. In some places, I even noticed the dog slobber stains seemed to disappear. Once I was done, steaming the sides and the main section of the bed, I noticed the bed smelled refreshed. I felt confident any odors or dust mites were gone. Even Coda seemed to approve of the job I did. Or maybe he was just happy I was done messing with his bed.

Regardless, I’m happy to have this new tool as part of cleaning arsenal. Not only will it continue to prevent me from having to iron, but also will help me keep my furniture looking and smelling great.

This steamer is very small and portable, great for traveling. Another product that’s going to change how you travel is LIFE® Dissolvable Laundry Detergent Sheets.

LIFE Dissolvable Laundry Detergent Sheets

When we travel, I like to pack light and use washers/dryers at our hotel or condo to wash clothes while on vacation or traveling for business. These sheets will fully dissolve in both hot and cold water (nothing left to throw away), will work in all washers, are an eco-friendly biodegradable product and are made with a natural plant-based formula. In addition, they are free of harsh chemicals like benzene, phosphorus, chlorine, dyes and optical brighteners.

LIFE Dissolvable Laundry Detergent Sheets

It’s a HUGE hassle trying to pack liquid or powder laundry detergent because there’s always the off-chance that it will somehow leak out into your luggage and make a mess on your clothes and other items. I have packed our laundry detergent in the best containers with tight lids and then put that container inside a ziploc bag. Usually it’s fine, but there’s always the worry it’ll spill.

These laundry detergent sheets are going to be indispensable for our travels this summer. Not only will they take up less room and require less careful packing than other detergents, it will cost less, too ($.15-$.19 per wash compared to $.25 per wash with a laundry detergent pod). They come in their own re-closeable packaging and are thin enough to be slipped in the outer pocket of luggage for easy access. Use 1 sheet for small-medium loads (up to 6 lbs.), two sheets for large loads (6-11 lbs.), and three sheets for extra large loads (11+ lbs.)

What are your must-have travel items?


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  1. I don’t have any pets, but my kids sure make everything in the house FILTHY! I would use this all the time around here.

  2. Oh I never would have thought to use a steamer instead of an iron. My husband has the same issue has you, using irons. He hates them but has to iron his clothes for work. A steamer would be a great alternative!

  3. I rarely iron but my daughter gets very mad at me when her clothes are wrinkled. Tat steamer looks almost like fun and getting the wrinkles out will score me points

  4. I HATE ironing, too! My husband and I are usually too lazy to do it. Our ironing board is piled with wrinkled clothes. Steaming is a great idea!

  5. I have this same steamer, and it’s really awesome! I use it all the time.

  6. lydia says

    This steamer looks like it really works! I have a lab so almost everything is covered in white fur. This would be amazing for cleaning up!

  7. Is it bad I haven’t steamed in the past couple years? Yea I need to do this so badly!

  8. Wow! This is new for me. I have always used an iron! Steamer looks interesting!

  9. I’ve never actually used a steamer before, but in all honesty I don’t iron either, I buy certain materials and hang up my clothes to dry to save me having to do it x

  10. Elizabeth O. says

    This is really nice to have. I like that it’s reliable and works really well. It’s definitely something you want in your home!

  11. I would love to have a steamer that works like a charm! I used to have one at home and it was terrible. I think this one’s a must have and it’s definitely worth checking out.

  12. The pup looks very happy to have a clean smelling bed. This steamer has such great dual purposes uses. I can see how it would be helpful around the house.

  13. I think using a steamer would be much easier. i am left handed too. Great idea to use it on pet beds, ours needs some freshening.

  14. deekolb31 says

    Oh I need to get myself one of these! We’re always on the move because of my husband’s work and we never know if where we are living has an ironing board. That, and I hate ironing!

  15. planningthemagic says

    I have to iron my clothes for work every single day. I would love to look into this

  16. It seems almost every one cant stand ironing haha. It is an exhausting task and I welcome the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer. It sounds so breezy!

  17. I iron and steam a lot. I do not mind either one, but can definitely relate to you on left-handed ironing. I always kept changing sides. LOL.

  18. Would you believe that I have never tried steam cleaning anything before? With all of the pet stains I have to try and get out, I might should give this a try.

  19. thefashionableaccountant says

    I love portable steamers instead of an iron, but I didn’t even know there was a portable steam cleaner!! This sounds awesome!!

  20. We have two cats and a Siberian Husky so I definitely need this in our house! Add in the two kids and I should be steam cleaning everything!

  21. Oh I ABSOLUTELY NEED THIS!! This would make it a dream to get wrinkles out, clean the hard wookds and some other hard to clean items around the house. I will check this out the next time I’m at Wal Mart or Target.

  22. Awesome tips!! Our puppy definitely leaves her mark on things and these are some really great solutions to help get them clean and fresh without to much extra effort! Thanks so much for sharing . . .

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