How to Make Your Workout Gear Last -- Savings Experiment

Make Your Workout Gear Last
Make Your Workout Gear Last

Attention, exercise lovers. There are ways to wash your workout gear that will help them smell better and last longer. Here's how.

The first thing to do is use less detergent. While this may sound counterintuitive, excess soap can build up on tech fabrics like Spandex and Lycra and develop a coating over time. This residue can make them even more water resistant and harder to get fully clean.

Usually, filling the cap one-third to one-half of the way is more than enough to get the job done. Fabric softener creates build-up as well, so skip it entirely.

When it comes to drying, avoid using your dryer if you want to preserve the integrity of your tech fabrics. Instead, turn them inside out and hang dry them, preferably in the sun, which acts as a natural bacteria deterrent.

Give these tips a try, to keep your workout gear fresh and clean, without straining your budget.