Whether you’re working out or playing in a big game, here’s how to keep workout gear fresh.
You've finally decided it’s time to work out more, but this also means “laundry day” a bit dirtier and stinkier. Here are a few tips for getting fresh and clean sporting gear while you get healthy.
Fight Sweat Stains.
Classic cotton tees may be comfy at the gym, but they tend to absorb sweat and can show off unwanted sweat stains. Combat this by turning your shirt inside out before pretreating the underarm areas with Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid. Let sit for 30 minutes, and wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Leave to air dry. If the stain persists, repeat the process before drying.
Don't Wait to Wash.
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.
Freshen Your Gym Bag with Dryer Sheets.
Your gym bag can start to retain the odour of the workout gear you tote inside it. Place a couple of dryer sheets, like Downy Dryer Sheets, in your bag for a quick and easy fix that will keep it smelling fresh.
Eliminate odours by soaking your gym gear in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, then wash with Tide Odor Rescue™ with Febreze Odor Defense™ or Tide PODS® Plus Febreze Odor Defense™. With new renewing scent technology that releases on motion, it will keep your fabrics fresh.
Find out more about sweat stains and how to remove them here.