Not to be gross, but…
When was the last time you cleaned your athletic gear? Did you know that not cleaning your athletic equipment and/or clothing after practices, training sessions, or games can lead to a buildup of bacteria causing one problem no one wants to bear… odor.
Any down time from playing is a great time to clean your gear and there’s no time like the present. Next time you step on the field, court, or track, you’re going to feel like a brand new athlete!
The best part about fighting this problem is that you don’t need to buy a fancy cleaner. It doesn’t need to be bought at a store or even shipped to you by Amazon. You can easily make a simple solution with just four products that you probably have in your house: a thoroughly cleaned spray bottle, white vinegar, baking soda, and water.
To make this solution follow these five easy steps:
- Get your spray bottle
- Mix 1 cup of white vinegar
- 2 cups of hot water
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- Shake well and spray away!
Pro-tips for cleaning: After spraying, wipe down the sprayed surface completely with a dry wash cloth. For extra deep cleaning on hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, grab a sponge or toothbrush and spray directly onto designated areas.
While we couldn’t find any immediate scientific evidence to back this statement, we truly believe that clean gear makes for better athletic performance. Be a good team mate and stay fresh, not stinky!
Set aside some time for a good, old-fashioned Spring Cleaning session. If you are bored and looking for some updates on youth sports currently, check out this informative resource by the Aspen Play Project intended for parents, players and coaches.