You’ve finally decided it’s time to work out more, but this also means “laundry day” is a bit dirtier and stinkier. The clothes you wear to the gym or out jogging are put to the test during use. Here are a few tips for getting fresher and cleaner sporting gear from the wash…

Step Up With Vinegar

First off don’t leave your sportswear in a duffel bag after a workout or game. Since bacteria love to grow in moist places, make sure that your sportswear dries as quickly and efficiently as possible. Even if you’re planning to wash it later, the material gym clothing is made of is lycra or spandex and these materials can put off quite a smell from the sweat and body oil buildup in the clothing. A natural cleaner and great deodorizer is vinegar. Presoak the workout clothing in 1 cup of vinegar in cold water for about 30 minutes. Wash the clothes as regular. Add an additional cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. Add 1 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle if the smell persists.

Tackle the Smell with Alternative Methods

Your gym bag can start to retain the odor of the workout gear you tote inside it. Place a couple of dryer sheets, in your bag for a quick and easy fix that will keep it smelling fresh. If you cannot wash your gym clothes immediately after each workout place the clothes in the sun, sunlight is a natural deodorizer. Or you could place the clothes in the freezer where the ice-cold air will eliminate the smell. Another very important thing to remember when washing or caring for your workout clothes is to avoid using fabric softener. The chemicals in fabric softener often weaken the synthetic fibers of the gear and reduce longevity.

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24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.
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