How To Clean Smelly Sports Gear

liteicon musicsports 46Your kids have so much fun playing sports, but this can make for some dirty, smelly sports gear.It can seem impossible to get the dirt and smell out of these items. However, if you are not ready to throw them away you will have to clean them. Below are some tips for effectively cleaning all your kids’ sports gear:

How to clean sport gear that that can’t be soaked in water:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of detergents and water
  2. Add a small amount of baking soda to the mixture
  3. Spray the mixture to the surface of the sports gear
  4. Give it several minutes to settle
  5. Blot the surface careful and gently to remove dirt
  6. Spray clean water on the surface for the purpose of rinsing and blot it gently using a soft cloth
  7. Put them in an open space to dry

How to clean sports gear that can be soaked in water:

  1. Remove the foam pads if the gear has them
  2. Fill a bucket or bin with warm water
  3. Add detergent to the water and mix together
  4. If the odor is very bad, add a small amount of baking powder or vinegar to the water
  5. Place your gear into the water
  6. Allow them to soak in the water for a few hours
  7. Remove them and rinse in clean water
  8. Gently squeeze out the excess water and hang each of the pieces to dry

If you have sports gear that can be machine washed, make sure that you put it on a safe speed in order not to damage the gear. Also, do not use hard detergents such as bleach because they may damage the fibers. And if you would like to hire a maid service, you can contact The Maids of Durham-Chapel Hill to help you with all your housekeeping needs.



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