Your New Year’s resolution to work out more and be more active. While this may make “laundry day” a bit dirtier and smellier, that isn’t an excuse to break it! Here are a few laundry tips that will keep your great sporting outfits fresh and clean while you get set in your new healthy life.
Fight sweat stains. Classic, low-tech cotton tees may be the comfiest workout shirts. But they do tend to absorb sweat and may well show sweat stains. To combat this, turn your shirt inside out and pre-treat the underarm areas with Ariel detergent. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain persists, repeat the process before drying. In case of a full automatic machine use Ariel Automatic Powder but choose Ariel Powder in case of a regular machine or handwashing.
Use the right detergent. Try using a detergent that’s specifically formulated to handle tough stains like grass, dirt, clay and blood while also eliminating odour. Ariel detergent is designed to provide the best stain removal in 1 wash for your active wear. Use Ariel Automatic Powder if you have a full automatic washing machine and Ariel Powder if you own a semi-automatic one. if you own a regular machine. If you go for handwashing, Ariel Powder works, too.
Don’t wait to wash. Don’t leave your sportswear in a duffel bag after a workout or game. Since bacteria love to grow in moist places, make sure that your sportswear dries as quickly and efficiently as possible, even if you’re planning to wash it later. If it’s a sunny day, move equipment outside so that it dries faster.
Refresh your gym bag with dryer sheets. Your gym bag can start to retain the odours of the workout gear inside it. Place a couple of dryer sheets in your bag for a quick and easy fix that will keep it smelling fresh.