Heinz makes laundry detergent? What?
When I run, I’m not a big sweater, compared to some people I know. But afterwards, my clothes still stink. What’s worse, I am loathe to admit this, but I usually wear a pair of shorts twice before washing them. Yeah, most people probably think that’s gross, fair enough. It’s on those second wearings when, say I kneel down to tie my shoe, I catch a whiff and think twice about this habit. “Geez, I stink!”
Even after washing my shorts, I noticed that I could still detect a faint odor. There are sports detergents that are supposed to completely take care of stank, but they are kind of expensive. I’ve gotten over paying $15 – 20 for socks, but $15 – 20 for detergent? Where does it end? So I turned to the internet and Googled “eliminate odors in running clothes” and a couple sites recommended…. vinegar.
Yep. One cup of good old fashioned white vinegar and warm water – nothing else. Supposedly, the vinegar kills the bacteria that create the odor. This shouldn’t be surprising since vinegar is great for cleaning a million other things. I happened to have a big gallon jug and immediately tested out this claim. Results: My clothes were odor-free!!
I’ve been using the vinegar for a couple weeks now, my clothes are consistently stink-free. So if you’re a big stinker, ditch the detergents and give vinegar a try!