Real Simple never ceases to amaze me with their fabulous tips and tidbits. Recently I came across one that seemed fitting for us workout bunnies: Deodorizing your gear. Even after washing it, the smell can still linger if the bacteria lives through the wash.
So here is a great tip from RealSimple.com on how to get the stink out of your gear:
Spritz garments with a small amount of vodka; hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area (spot-test first). Straight vodka kills bacteria, but it doesn’t leave a scent.
We all know by now that vodka packs in more calories than you may want to be consuming in a night out, so this is a way to still use that vodka without all the pesky side effects (hangovers, added calories, etc.) I'm loving it; after all no one wants to be that guy/girl at the gym who stinks, now do we? Real Simple was not the only ones to fill me in on this tip; user wackdoodle has already been using this technique.