In December my husband took up running for exercise. He has always worked out… riding his bike, cross country skiing, lifting weights. But for some reason running made his workout clothes take on a whole new meaning of stinky.
Much to my dismay, his clothes were still smelly after a “run” through the washing machine.
On a whim, I threw in (my old standby) baking soda into the wash, and much to my olfactory joy… they came out smelling clean. Ever since, whenever I throw a stinky load into the wash, I add about 1/2 cup baking soda to the load.
Now that summer is here, the running clothes are stinkier than ever… and sometimes there is still a hint of smell after adding baking soda to the load. If there is, I dry them outside. For some reason, drying in the sun and breeze seems to remove whatever smell was left.
With all the sweaty activities of summer, baking soda is an essential addition to my laundry arsenal. Thank goodness I can buy baking soda in bulk… and on the cheap.
***I am in no way affiliated with Arm and Hammer…. other than buying and loving baking soda.