Some smells impregnate on the clothes more easily than others, and it seems that no matter how many times you wash your clothes, the bad odors still remain there. The hardest thing is to remove foul odors from your workout clothes because by sweating for a long period of time the bacteria and toxins eliminated from sweat are retained in the clothes, which makes them more difficult to wash. To help you remove bad smells from gym clothes, we’ve gathered some useful and easy tips.
Opt for a clothes steamer
One of the most efficient ways to get rid of bad odors from your gym clothes is to use a clothes steamer. The steam generated by the clothes steamer will get rid of the bacteria that promotes the foul odor and sanitize the fabric at the same time. In addition to that, you will also manage to remove the stubborn wrinkles from your clothes, so you will get to do two things in one: sanitize and remove wrinkles. A handheld fabric steamer may seem like an appropriate choice bacause it’s very easy to handle, but if you want to steam clothes more efficiently you can use a floor clothes steamer because these types of steamers come with a telescopic handle to help you steam the clothes directly from the hanger. Furthermore, a floor clothes steamer is also capable of producing steam for a longer period of time.
How to wash clothes more efficiently
When washing gym clothes, make sure to use only the usual amount of laundry detergent. Of course, you may be tempted to use more in order to make clothes smell better, but you may end up damaging the material, especially if you have a lot of gym clothes made of Lycra or Spandex. So, it’s most recommended to use only the usual amount of detergent and fabric softener as well, or you can opt for a detergent that is been specially made for workout clothes.
Use natural alternatives
If you are tight on a budget and you don’t afford to use the washing machine every day or even several times a day to wash your clothes, then a good tip would be to use white vinegar or other natural solution to get rid of nasty smells. You can also use these natural alternatives before washing clothes. Simply soak them in a sink with a cup of vinegar and water and leave them for not more than 30 minutes, them pop them into the washing machine. You can also use baking soda or lemon juice to get rid of foul odors. Put one cup of baking soda or the juice from one large lemon into the washing machine and wait until the washing cycle is completed.