Washing Stinky Sports Clothes

Kids into team sports this year? All those "sweaty" uniforms and socks making you wish you had a clothespin for your nose? How will you ever get them fresh again using the bargain brand detergent?

Just add a half cup of white vinegar to your wash and all the odors will be gone and it will give your washer a thorough cleaning of any built up mineral deposits at the same time.

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By Marie N. from Portland, OR

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February 9, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks you for the info. Yes I know about stinky clothes with my high school kids playing soccer.

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February 9, 20060 found this helpful

Do you use w/bleach for your whites too?

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February 10, 20060 found this helpful

Instead of vinegar, you can sub baking soda in the wash. Just dump some in while the water if filling up.

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August 19, 20060 found this helpful

I like Gain laundry detergent better than anything. Cheap at Dollar General. Besides vinegar, a cup of lemon juice works too.

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

I use the homemade detergent and then air dry the sports clothes in the dryer. The heat can damage the materials. I presoak socks in a bucket with detergent mixed in. Her socks could knock you off your feet.

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