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Make Cleaning a Habit You Can’t Fix
Let’s be honest-- cleaning gym bags and shoes don’t really happen as often as they should. And while everyone knows about the fact that when there’s bad smell there’s bacteria, they still won’t clean the bag or the pair of shoes unless the nasty is already too much to handle. Wash ‘em (by machine or by hand). Wipe them with anti-bacterial wet wipes in between wash days. Remember there’s no bad odor a good cleaning can’t fix.
Let Them Rest and Relax
Another cause for bad odors is moisture-- and worse, that’s moisture from your sweat, that is. The simplest and easiest thing you can do to avoid a stinky gym bag is to ALWAYS empty it out once you get home from a workout. Don’t close it and let it breathe. On your rest days, make your bag and shoes rest too. Lay them out in open air (they should be clean first) or better if under the sun. If possible, it’s best to hang them as well.
Try These Effective Home Remedies
Now if you think the first two are a bit hard for you because you go to the gym every single day and you just don’t have a spare bag or pair of training shoes, then you could easily put these inside so they’ll do the odor absorbing for you:
Tea Bags - leave unused tea bags inside for at least a night
Fabric Softener Sheets - these are handy because you can use your bag/shoe while you keep the fragrant sheets inside
Silica Gel Packs - great for keeping moisture out
Essential Oils - mix a few drops of your preferred essential oils with water and spritz some inside, then let them dry first before heading to the gym
Activated Bamboo Charcoal - don’t underestimate these cute little rustic bags because they sure can solve your stinky gym bag or stinky shoe problems! Never just masking bad smells, these carbon-activated bamboo charcoal bags work round the clock to absorb all the nasty - unpleasant odors, bacteria, allergens, excess moisture, and even mold & mildew. Because of that, having no scent at all won’t really matter. What’s important is, they are doing a great job in keeping your workout essentials fresh.