Everyone has had a bad experience with unwanted odors––it’s often unbearable. Whether your laundry smells from exercise, outdoor activities, food, or being left with that one wet bathing suit at the bottom of your laundry hamper, some odors can be stubborn and stick around for hours, days, or even weeks.
So how do you get that persistent smell out of workout clothes? We’ve got some surefire techniques to keep your laundry smelling fresh.
Different odors require different cleaning methods, and the same goes for the material of the clothing itself. For example, some items may be severely stained and require a pre-treatment, like a stain and odor remover, bleach, heavy-duty detergent, or DIY home remedies. Depending on the fabric and material, some items of clothing may not be suitable for washing machines and will need to be sent to a professional dry cleaner.
To properly wash your clothes and avoid any unwanted results, make sure to always read the label before washing or drying. Delicate workout clothes require specific instructions to be washed separately. Doing so will help you maintain your clothes appearance and eliminate any future accidents. Always identify both factors before attempting to remove the odor for maximum results.
When it comes to workout gear, moisture-wicking performance fabrics, which do an amazing job of sending wetness to the surface of the fabric to keep you cool and dry, tend to have extra nooks and crannies that cling to dirt and odors. Laundry detergent has a hard time penetrating those grooves, and can even trap the bad stuff in. And since performance fabrics dry super fast, you might even forget just how sweaty your clothes got.
Stop wasting your time trying to remove unwanted odors and stubborn stains from your most workout clothes. Instead, leave it to the professionals to handle. The Folde is a laundry and dry-cleaning service you can trust with your delicate (and stinky!) workout clothes. We’re here to help you with all your laundry needs!
Delicate cycles? Hang dry options? You got it!
Our easy-to-use service can be scheduled online for fast, contactless pickup and drop-off delivery as early as the next day. Simply create an account, select your treatment preferences, and leave a note for any special requests on your orders. You no longer need to jump through hoops to get that stench out of your athleisure workout gear.