Forums  •  Classifieds  •  Events  •  Directory

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Like Tree4Likes

At wit's end with helper ruining my clothes - any advice?

  1. #9
    Liquorice is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    510
    Hi Mummymoo and Redestiny, so by steamer I take it you mean this? Presumably, you hover the iron bit over the clothes whilst releasing steam.

    Having never used such a thing before, is a basic one like this one okay, or is it better to go for a much better quality one like the one above. I have no idea how much performance / function varies with these things and there are some massive price differences...

  2. #10
    Portia is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    502
    Get the steamer with vertical steaming function. Mine has a rod you can hang your outfit on (on a hanger) - just like you see shop assistants using. It's great! BTW, my helpers iron everything too, despite encouragement not to.
    Posted via Mobile Device

  3. #11
    mummymoo is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    316
    Liquorice, I don't have either of those. I bought a cheap one from GOD (400-500$ a few years back), the bit that gets applied to the clothes is on the shape of the head of a vacuum cleaner (the bit you put on the floor).

  4. #12
    mummymoo is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    316
    The one Portia's talking about is the one I have.

  5. #13
    Liquorice is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    510
    Thanks Portia / Mummymoo, I know which one you're talking about. Will try this and see if the fate of my clothes is a happier one!

  6. #14
    thanka2 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    HK
    Posts
    1,623
    If you can afford it, just send your ironing out to have someone else do it. Or, do it all yourself. I hate ironing, personally and thankfully most of our clothes don't require it but burning clothes is just not a good option.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. New helper I need contract advice
    By nltempany in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2012, 07:09 AM
  2. Advice: 2 kids, 1 helper
    By starbucks2 in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-14-2010, 07:31 AM
  3. Need advice on terminating helper
    By 1510 in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 01-26-2010, 08:03 AM
  4. Eye Exam for Helper - Need Advice
    By cyberfish88 in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2008, 05:29 PM
  5. Domestic helper advice
    By zeek in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-23-2005, 05:32 PM
Scroll to top