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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/1/13 11:13 P

Odor removal spray

JULIACOLLINS62 Posts: 1,664
4/1/13 10:40 P

Simple and low cost answers. Thanks!

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THOMAS.H Posts: 16,767
4/1/13 10:22 P

Yep, white vinegar!

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KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 1,754
4/1/13 10:15 P

Good information to have.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,700
4/1/13 8:41 P

White Vinegar is a miracle product. I keep learning new uses all the time

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4/1/13 2:29 P

yes to the vinegar!

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4/1/13 1:41 P

white vinegar

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4/1/13 11:31 A

Hmm...perhaps you should try what I wear--an old t-shirt & shorts. Nothing fancy, no special fabrics, nothing "stylish"...just a t-shirt & shorts.

I throw then in the wash every week with some Tide, and they wash just fine--no stains, no smells, just regular clothes.

Thanks for reaffirming my belief in "simple is better"! :)

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BILL60 Posts: 500,652
4/1/13 8:02 A

Great suggestions. Perhaps what's most important is not wearing the same workout clothes all the time. I change my cycling clothes each and every day. I would not think of wearing the same clothes 2 days in a row.

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4/1/13 7:32 A

Vinegar and/or baking soda -- SP has a great article on it, just do a search for Stinky Workout Clothes and it will come up

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4/1/13 6:42 A

WOW! I learned something new today.

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4/1/13 6:29 A

vinegar is my solution too!

Karen
KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,558
3/31/13 6:07 P

I fortunately, don't have that problem--but I don't let them sit too long without rinsing or washing.


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3/31/13 5:53 P

Super helpful comments and tips here -- thanks! Will definitely try on my workout gear!

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NIRERIN Posts: 12,380
3/31/13 5:48 P

febreeze. or if you have a chemical supply company near you that sells to the public a bio eater or bacterial digestor is the way to go. spray it on and let it soak, though if you do go for the fancier workout wear try it on a corner to make sure there isn't any weird interaction with the material.

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3/31/13 4:39 P

I have learned something by reading these answers. I did not know vinegar would help get rid of the" funkiness" in one gym attire. I used to carry a change to use in gym after cardio because of that reason, but since I put my gym in the basement of my home I can change when they get the real "funk" emoticon emoticon

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3/31/13 4:25 P

You have the "funk". Add white vinegar to a cold wash and hang to dry.

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3/31/13 4:04 P

I am sweating a lot but I don't have that probem. I soak my towels in a pre-wash and I never let them lie in a bundle after use before wash. I make sure they are very dry before they are added to the laundry.

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SPOORK Posts: 1,193
3/31/13 4:01 P

Add vinegar to the wash cycle.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
3/31/13 3:41 P

I swear by baking soda to remove various odors. I use a bit with the laundry soap (also Arm & Hammer, btw) when washing my kids' sheets after a bladder incident, or on my dogs' bedding, or...on particularly sweaty clothes. I also use fragrance-laden dryer sheets. I know I probably shouldn't but come on...Lavender and vanilla Downy freshness AND softness? Like, HOORAY!

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3/31/13 3:31 P

I was just reading about the wonders of vinegar and baking soda -- I may have to give that a try. It's kindof nasty to put on "clean" clothes and then discover they have a gym odor. bleckt.

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3/31/13 3:11 P

Have you tried washing with baking soda ? I've found adding a little baking soda helps reduce gym clothes odors.



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3/31/13 3:07 P

I have invested a small fortune in workout clothes over the years -- some with moisture wicking technology and who knows what else. Some of these just seem to retain the "stink" from working out -- I've tried all sorts of detergents (sports detergents, hot water, cold water, you name it). Is there anything I can do to save these clothes? Some of them really aren't that old, otherwise I'd just chalk it up to being time to throw out -- but I feel sorta duped in the newer ones that are smelly before I even get to the gym! Any suggestions or should I just trash them?

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