Friday, November 15, 2013

Fitness Friday: Freshen Up Workout Clothes


Well, it is that time again that my workout clothes need a little freshening up. I was in Zumba class and was a sweaty mess and could smell that I was not so fresh and was really hoping that I was the only one that could smell me. If you workout often, like I do, then you know exactly what I am talking about. They start to smell funky once you start sweating in them again. I find that it is worse with my sports bras, which absorb most of my sweat since it is the first layer. I also find that it is the items that have the highest cotton content that retains that funk the longest and easiest.

It takes just a little planning ahead, but it sure beats feeling the need to replace perfectly good workout gear and absorbing that cost. All you need to do is dissolve 1/2 C borax in some warm water in the bottom of a bucket. Then fill the bucket the rest of the way with cold water. Add your workout clothes and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Then wash as usual, but add another 1/2 C borax to your wash.

Hopefully you will find this helps you too. Borax is a great cleaning and laundry aide that is inexpensive and should be with everyone's cleaning and laundry supplies.

7 comments:

Jenna Guizar said...

I don't own Borax -- I think you just convinced me to get some ;) just started working out, so I haven't had this experience yet, but I love this trick for clothes revival... thank you for sharing!

Renee King said...

Oh this is a great idea. I haven't had this problem yet but I know that workout clothes can be stinky. I bought a coat that has a smell that even after washing I cant get rid of so I think I will try it on that. I have borax and never know what to do with it, besides use it in crafts. Thanks for sharing

Danielle Simmons said...

I definitely need to freshen up my workout clothes. This is the perfect solution.

Michelle Feliciano said...

Have everything I need for that. Will be trying this out soon.

Candyz Nikka said...

Thanks for the idea. I can’t find any Borax in the market. I ended up buying baking soda. (I also have tried using vinegar, essential oils).

Deanna Watson said...

My clothes need this for sure! Thanks for the tip.
xo

Kelly said...

Yup, I need to do a freshening too!