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No More Sweat Smell: Simple Techniques for Cleaning Sweaty Clothing

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You are probably a sports enthusiast, like me, or a parent of kids who love to exercise. This was the challenge I faced yearswhen my daughters played soccer, field hockey and volleyball. It was amazing to discover that kneepads can smell. Why does cleats smell so bad? Is it possible to make clothes that don’t smell like sweat, body odor, or worse?

I have found a few tricks and products that can keep my exercise leggings, sports bras, and other garments smelling fresh. These laundry odor tips are for everyone. These are my top four laundry odor tips.

1. Do not leave wet clothes on the floor.

After enduring a decade of high school athletics with teens, I learned an important lesson about gym clothes. You’re doomed to leave your wet clothes on the ground, in a locker at the gym, or in your car trunk. You’ll have a terrible stench and your clothes will never be the same.

After enduring a decade of high school athletics with teens, I learned an important lesson about gym clothes. You’re doomed to leave your wet clothes on the ground, in a locker at the gym, or in your car trunk. You’ll have a terrible stench and your clothes will never be the same.

How can you remove the wet smell from clothes? Don’t allow them to stay wet. My laundry trick is to hang up my clothes after a workout.

That’s I place them on the side of my laundry basket if I don’t have the time to wash them immediately. The vented laundry basket is a great idea, as well as the draping.

This is the laundry basket that I have been using with great success. It can be purchased at Target, Amazon , and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

2. The best detergent to remove body odor

People often ask this question when they want to remove sweat odor from clothes.

The answer is: There are a few laundry detergent options that can remove body odor. These are the four best laundry detergent options.

Use laundry detergents

  1. Persil laundry soap I have seen so many people rave about Persil Proclean laundry soap. It does remove sweat odor from clothes and gets BO out of clothes. This laundry detergent is probably the most effective at fighting odors. Persil laundry pods.
  2. Rockin’ Green This was the first time I had heard of Rockin’ Green powdered detergent. It’s all-natural and environmentally friendly, and many people in the Peloton group love it. One woman shared her experience: “I soaked several of my favorite sports bras and workout tops for a few hours. They were then washed, dried and dried. There’s no more smell!
  3. Forever New laundry soap Although it’s made for delicate items, this powdered detergent can handle some of the most stubborn odors. It is recommended for hand washing lingerie and gym wear, but it also works well in the washer.
  4. Do not spray Febreze on clothes that still smell like sweat after washing. Here’s an alternative. Tide detergent can be used with Febreze if you love it. You can purchase Tide detergent with Febreze in a pod or Tide Odor Relief, a laundry additive.
  5. Make Your own laundry detergentThis is my recipe for homemade laundry detergent

To remove sour smells, you can use vinegar to wash your laundry. This may seem counterintuitive since vinegar is sour-smelling. This old-fashioned laundry trick still works well. It is a natural way to eliminate laundry odors.

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3. After washing your workout clothes, air dry them

You should not wear your workout clothes to extreme heat. Heat can not only cause the fibers to be broken down, but it can also bake sweat smell into clothing. You won’t be able to remove the sweat smell from clothes after that happens. Don’t dry your clothes if they smell like sweat.

I recommend that you purchase a “huggable” hangers. These won’t cause bumps on your clothing’s shoulders.

clothes drying rack. Perhaps you already have one in your laundry area. I know I have one. A wire shelf is also available in my laundry area. It allows me to hang clothes up once the drying rack has been full. Try the “huggable” hangers . These won’t cause bumps on your clothing’s shoulders.

This is my laundry area. You can see how I dry my workout clothes.

4. Washing sports bras properly is important

There is no right or wrong way to wash your sports bras, unlike other clothing. Let’s stick to the right way. That’s:

  1. A lingerie bag is a must-have. Before I wash my sports bras , I always put my lingerie in this mesh bag. This method has been my favorite for many years. It’s the reason my sports bras last for so many years.
  2. Sports bras should be washed on the gentle cycle with cold water in the washer. This is true even if they are not being washed by hand. This is always an option.
  3. Make sure you invest in laundry detergent that is suitable for delicates. Always New laundry detergent is the one I use to wash all of my bras, regular and sport. It is hands down the best product to wash sports bras. It can also be used for hand washing.
  4. You can either hang the bras or place them on a drying rack. You don’t want to dry any type of workout gear, including sports bras, in the dryer.
  5. Check out my review on the best subscription boxes for workout clothes.

These four tips will make sure that your stinky workout clothes don’t bother you anymore. We wish you a better-smelling workout gear. This shopping list is to help you shop for clothes that will make sweat smell good.