Why We Like This: We’re all guilty of leaving our gym bag in the car or forgetting to empty it after the gym. These 6 tricks to keep your gym bag fresh are quick and simple to follow. Another way to stay extra fresh and comfortable at the gym is with Jockey activewear that features sweat-wicking fabric and odor control technology!
Regular maintenance is essential
When was the last time you put your gym bag through the wash? If you’re like us, it’s probably doesn’t happen as often as it should. Here are a few tricks to keep your gym bag fresh.
1. Tea Bags
Kill odors by dropping a few unused tea bags into your gym bag–and sneakers too– and let them sit overnight. Then remove them in the morning.
2. Dryer Sheets
Place a dryer sheet in your bag and leave it in there to help absorb any smells. Replace it once its fresh scent fades.
3. White Vinegar
Detergent sometimes leaves your gym bag as well as clothes a little funky. Add a half-cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to get it really clean. (For extra-tough jobs, try a detergent that’s specifically designed to eliminate bacteria-causing odors from workout clothes.)
4. Disinfecting Wipes
Between washes, give your gym bag–both inside and out–a disinfecting rub down to kill any bacteria or germs, which cause bad odors.
5. Essential Oils
Also between washes, try filling a spray bottle with water and a few drops of essential oil, like tea tree or lavender. Mist the bag, then let it dry.
6. Fresh Air
Duh, you say. But seriously, ladies, air that bad boy out once in a while. Let the fabric breathe. And don’t leave you’re sweaty clothes and shoes in there after a workout.
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