Household Tip: Sweating Over the Laundry?
If you're following your New Year's resolution of going to the gym more often, good for you! You may, however, have noticed how difficult it is to get your workout clothes smelling fresh again, even after you launder them. It's because many synthetic fabrics are designed to repel moisture – great for wicking away sweat and keeping you dry, but a challenge when you need water and detergent to get in and do its job.
Try these tips to work the stink out of your workout gear:
- Don't allow sweaty gym clothes to fester in the laundry hamper.
- Try a detergent specially-designed for sports clothing.
- Avoid fabric softeners as they can negatively affect both the stretch and the wicking ability of your workout gear.
- Air-dry clothes; avoid the dryer. A hot dryer can not only cause your gym gear to lose some of its elasticity, but it can also bake odours right into those clothes.