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.