We all know that workout clothing is an investment. I have always taken special care of my gear because I want it to last as long as possible. For example, I do not put workout gear made with moisture-wicking fabrics in the dryer. I let them hang dry right along side my work wear.
Dirty little secret #1: I don't let mrC touch my laundry…not even to fold it.
Fitness wear that is made with moisture-wicking fabrics is meant to keep us dry during a sweaty workout. Popular fabrics like nylon, lycra, and polyester do well to keep the sweat away from our bodies, but the synthetic material can foster bacteria growth which increases the stink factor. PEW!
Dirty little secret #2: I sweat. A LOT. (see below)
I have been using a popular brand of detergent (an impulse buy at the grocery) that uses a fabric freshener and although it works, the scent can be a little overpowering and much the same as the back of my car after spraying away the dog smell. Needless to say, once I had a basket full of dirty workout clothes, I couldn't wait to try out the WIN detergent.
Dirty little secret #3: Sometimes my sweaty clothes sit for nearly a week before I get to the laundry.
I like that the bottle comes with a cap that doubles as the measuring cup and it only took two capfuls to do a full load of laundry. However, the cap can't be used to close the bottle after the first use and must be rinsed. Not a big deal, but an added step that takes time.
My clothes came out smelling fresh without an overwhelming fragrance like the popular brand and no hint of a pesky left-over sweaty odor. My workout gear smelled good and clean. I like that. And, I like the original formula over the WIN GREEN fragrance free formula.
Most of us like to feel like we are getting as much bang for our buck as possible. The price $10.95 for a 32 oz bottle of WIN detergent from Amazon versus $5.99 for 40 oz of the popular brand at my local grocery is tough to ignore. However, WIN is made in the USA and has created a coupon for $1 off your order using code WINGIVE1. Also, if you have Amazon Prime, 2 day shipping is free.
Dirty little secret #4: I'm a frugal shopper, but I will spend a little more on products if I feel like they are worth it.
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What's your dirty little fitness secret?