It’s Fall: Time to bring out the indoor soccer equipment
It’s Winter Sport Season. For many parents that means getting out the hockey equipment for their children or for themselves. For me it means bringing my indoor soccer gear out of retirement. It had been a while let me tell you.
Last season I had sprained my ankle in the middle of the season so it was about January that some of the items were last used. Now, I’m a female and I know that were supposed to smell like fresh-baked cookies and roses all the time but sweat is sweat. Furthermore, sweat sitting in a bag for close to a year is sweat sitting in a bag for close to a year.
I quickly threw the items into a super-hot, super-long wash cycle. I was excited when the washing had ended so that I could reassure myself that I wouldn’t have to buy all new equipment. The odour had subsided a great deal but there was still that ‘sports equipment smell’. I was aiming for roses so I still had to figure something out.
I’ve had great success with my bottle of Lysol Fabric Mist so I gave my shin pads, shoes, ankle brace and socks a few squirts and left them to dry. I am so happy to report that they no longer smell like a men’s locker room (sorry boys); they smell like regular fabric now with a hint of Blossoms & Springtime. I was so relieved that I could maintain my feminine charm on the pitch without having to spend a lot of cash.
What are you bringing out of boxes now that the cold weather is here? What’s a horror story you have about odor issues?
Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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