How to Wash Gym Clothes, Swimwear, & Other Activewear

Unlike regular clothes that can withstand a few wears before you can wash them, gym clothes, swimwear, and other activewear have to be cleaned more frequently. You have to take care of them every after the workout.

Before you toss your gym clothes into the washer, you have to make sure you have all the materials needed. You can get rid of the stench smell and bothersome sweat stains with these materials:

  • Stain remover
  • Activewear detergent
  • White vinegar

Once these materials are ready, you can start taking care of your workout clothes.

Pretreat stains

Sweat stains are common for people who sweat a lot. Stain removers can do the trick, but if you want a more natural way, use white vinegar.

Always read the care label instructions.

Similar to your regular clothes, it is essential to read and follow the care label instructions like your everyday clothes. It is important to note that activewear is made of different fabrics. Hence, it is best to avoid warm water temperatures damaging the fabric.

Take off your activewear and hang it dry.

Gym clothes and activewear become damp with sweat, becoming the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and build up. When you take off your sweaty clothes, immediately hang them dry. It keeps your activewear from developing mildew and becoming smelly.

When your gym clothes are completely dry, you can bring them to the wash & fold service. Do not let your activewear pile up in the laundry hamper. You should wash them every workout.

Hand wash activewear.

Although most activewear can be cleaned in the washer, there are some that require special care. You have to handwash them. Do not use scented laundry detergent, and only have a small amount of detergent. Going overboard with laundry detergent and using scented ones can hold oil and makes your gym clothes smelly.

Skip the dryer.

Air dry is better for gym clothes. Activewear has different fabric types. Throwing them inside the dryer may cause you to lose the elasticity and moisture-wicking properties of your clothes. Hence, the safest method is to air dry them before placing them in your closet.

How to Wash Swimwear

Washing swimwear is a bit different from regular activewear. Check on the wash label instructions of the swimwear. If there are no special instructions, you can do the general tip right away.

Wash your swimwear under running water and only use mild soap. Avoid harsh detergents because saltwater or chlorine may damage the swimwear. Do not wash your swimwear in the washer and dryer. Handwash them and line dry afterwards. Swimwear has to be washed every after you use them.

Be careful when dealing with your swimsuit. You might unintentionally pose damage.

It is essential to wash your gym clothes immediately to prevent them from being foul-smelling. If you do not have time to do laundry, just ensure to let your activewear completely dry and have it taken care of by the laundry delivery service.