This post is sponsored by HomeRight.
Remember when I needed curtains in the office?
Remember when I went to the store and paid $16.99 and bought these drop cloths and told you all about it?
Remember how I was all about them and their longness and their inexpensiveness and their linen look-alikeness?
Remember how you all had so many questions that I had to write a separate post just to try and answer them?
Do you know what one of the most asked questions was?
How to get the wrinkles out.
You know. Those wrinkles. The ones that show up when you unfold the dropcloth which has been folded up for months in a rectangle.
And when you shake it out—it looks a little something like this.
I could NOT get these wrinkles out no matter what I did.
I tried everything.
Here are my vain attempts:
1. Put them in the dryer with a damp towel.
2. Iron them.
3. Iron them with the steam full blast.
(total aside: This method actually worked in small places. But each drop cloth is 9 feet long by 6 feet wide and that is A LOT of drop cloth. I ironed just one and it took me an entire Hallmark movie.)
4. Spray water on them.
5. Spray wrinkle release on them.
(total aside: This was mildly successful. Unfortunately, the wrinkle release was no match for the some of the hardier wrinkles.)
So I posted these pictures of the office and just photoshopped the wrinkles out.
And that’s fine for a picture.
But when you have to live with wrinkles every day?
When you walk into an office and all you can see are the CURTAIN WRINKLES.
It’s time for another solution.
Someone suggested steaming them.
I wish I could remember who suggested it so I could send them a thank you note and potentially name any other children I had after them.
Steaming was the answer.
Steaming for win.
I contacted HomeRight (my favorite place for all things home tool related) and asked about their steamer and if it would work on curtains and they said yes.
This showed up at my door.
The HomeRight steamer.
For some reason, I thought a steamer was big and bulky and I’d need to build it a closet just to hold it and all of its attachments.
But this steamer?
And the attachments fit right inside the top lid.
To start you’ll want to remove the steamer cap at the top of the machine.
I have one thing to add before I begin.
This is very important—READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING. There are very specific instructions included on using the machine and warnings on the steamer cap and how much water to fill the steamer with.
READ ALL OF THOSE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
After you screw off the steamer cap, it looks like this.
Place the funnel into the opening.
Fill with the appropriate amount of water for the job.
Do NOT overfill.
Make sure you only put in the amount of water suggested by the manufacturer.
The steamer comes with a measuring cup to determine the right amount.
For example, according to the manufacturer, 40 oz. of water will provide approximately 45 minutes of steam.
Next, select the correct attachment for your project.
Then plug in the machine and press the off/on button to ON.
The red power light and the orange steam light will both turn on. This indicates the unit is building steam.
Once the orange steam pressure light turns off, the machine is ready to use.
Please note: if you have to refill the water tank after you use it—make sure to follow the manufacturers instructions for removing the steam cap.
Using the attachment, steam out all those drop cloth wrinkles.
It doesn’t take much.
The steam does all the work.
And that’s it.
It’s that easy.
Thank you for your suggestions.
Thank you for your help.
And HomeRight? Thank you for making all my wrinkles disappear.
Happy day friends. 🙂
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