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Smart Tips to Keep Your Workout Clothes Smelling Fresh

Don’t let stinky clothes be one of your many excuses not to do your workout!


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Here are some simple tips and tricks to keep your workout clothes smelling fresh (even after the most intense workout sessions)!


Keep your workout clothes smelling fresh

  1. Soak in Vinegar

    Mix 1 tbsp. of vinegar in ½ a bucket of cold water. Now, soak your workout clothes in this solution for 20 minutes. After this, you can simply wash your clothes like you usually do. Vinegar helps get rid of the trapped body odors from your workout clothes.

  2. Wash Regularly

    Of course! If possible, you must wash your workout clothes after every workout session. This will keep your clothes clean and smelling fresh.

  3. Air Out

    If you simply do not have the time and find it difficult to wash your clothes multiple times a week, just hang your gym clothes in a well-ventilated area. They dry out quickly and this will help with any sweaty, musty odor.

  4. Use the Right Amount of Detergent

    Adding too much detergent when washing your workout clothes is a common mistake. Using more detergent won’t make your them cleaner but will actually cause a build-up of soap residue that traps the smell of sweat into the fabric. Just use the recommended amount of detergent to wash your smelly gym clothes, and you should be fine.

  5. Choose the right type of Fabric Conditioner

    Some fabric softeners can ruin the shape of your ultra-expensive stretchy workout fits. They can also leave a coating on your clothes that prevents breathability. In this way fabric softeners can be counterproductive as they can trap odor in smelly workout clothes.

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There you have it! Smelly workout clothes can now never be an excuse to skip workout.

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