What to Do about Your Stinky WOD Clothes
What to Do About Your Stinky WOD Clothes?
Stinky WOD Clothes are the worst thing ever! They make your body stink worse than if you were working out with dirty socks or shoes. If you don’t want to wear stinky clothes then there are other things you can try. You could wash them before wearing them or just throw them away after use. There are some ways to get rid of stinky laundry.
Washing Your Laundry Before Use:
1) Put all your laundry into a big pile in one room and put it in the washing machine on low heat.
Then leave it for at least 8 hours. After that time, take everything out of the washer and hang dry them. Hang them up to dry on a rack or something like that. If you have any ironing sheets lying around, they will work great too!
2) Wash your bedding in hot water and let it cool down.
Don’t worry if some of the fabric sticks together because that’s normal. Just pull them apart when you’re done.
3) Rinse your towels and sheets thoroughly under running cold water until no lint comes out.
Let them air dry completely. (If you don’t have a fan blowing on them, turn off the lights. The moisture will stick to the dark, cooling the fabric and making them dry much quicker)
4) If you want to be extra safe, buy some Febreze (or any other fabric spray).
Lightly mist your clothes, towels, and sheets before you put them in the drawers or hang them up. That way the scent will cover up any smells that come from the fabric.
5) If you don’t want to use any scented fabric sheets, you can always make your own!
Combine ¼ tsp of baking soda, a few drops of your favorite essential oils (such as lavender or lemon), and a ¼ cup of vinegar. Place all of these in a spray bottle and shake it vigorously. Then, spray it on your clothes, sheets, towels, etc. Make sure to shake the bottle before using it each time.
If you follow these instructions, your clothes will never have a sweat or musty smell again! Plus, it’s really easy and cheap.
Good Luck & Happy Stinking!
Why Do Clothes Smell After Washing?
A reader recently wrote in with this common problem. By following the advice below, the next time you do your laundry you shouldn’t have a stinky washing machine or stinky clothes.
Many people have noticed that their clothes smell bad even after they’ve gone through the whole laundry process. (i.e. washing, rinsing, drying, and wearing) This problem usually has one of two causes.
The first cause is a buildup of detergent or other cleaning ingredients on your clothing. To check if this is the problem, grab a cloth and some water. Dip the cloth into the water, then dab it on a spot that is stained or soiled on your clothing. If the cloth gets soiled after you dab it on the spot, then this is your problem. If this is the case, all you need to do is re-run your clothes through the washer using either just water or water with a bit of bleach added to it. This will effectively “strip” your clothes clean so that any build up left in the clothing from previous washing will be gone.
The second cause of smelly laundry arises when bacteria begins to grow in your washing machine. This is actually a common problem, especially in households with high humidity. Bacteria, being the industrious little creatures they are, eat away at the grease and dirt that gets stuck on clothing. The problem arises when they start to eat away at your clothing as well!
Luckily, this problem is even easier to fix. All you need to do is keep your washing machine clean by running hot water with some bleach in it through the machine on a regular basis. This will kill any bacteria in the machine, and keep it from EVER building up in there.
If neither of these solutions work, then you may have a more serious problem, such as a clogged filter.
If none of these solutions help you, you can also try using “Febreze” brand odor eliminator. I would recommend this product especially for clothing that has smoke or animal smells associated with it.
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