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19 Essential Cleaning Hacks For The Workout Addict

Because your yoga studio isn't exactly sanitary.

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4. De-stink your water bottle with baking soda and hot water.

Add a couple heaping spoonfuls to your bottle, fill with some hot water, and let it soak for an hour or two. Then wash out with soap and water. From here.

7. Unpack your bag when you get home.

A gym bag packed with sweaty clothes and a gross yoga mat is practically begging for bacterial growth. Get everything out of there, and let it air out. Maybe make a couple extra baking soda sachets for your particularly yucky pockets. And wipe out with vinegar every once in a while.

(For more on gross gym bags, go here).

8. Don't forget to clean your headband.

It's busy absorbing all of that sweat. Switch them out every workout (this DIY shows you how to make a bunch out of a t-shirt), and wash them in a water/vinegar solution.

12. Get your socks white again with some lemon.

The mud run was AWESOME, but you totally ruined that pair of socks. Fear not! Boil some lemons in water on your stove, then turn off the heat and add your whites. Soak for an hour, then throw in the washer. From here.

14. Use some vinegar for your armband, too.

That iPod armband gets as sweaty as your headband. Wash it in a vinegar solution, or with dish soap and warm water. If you have one made from a t-shirt, you can also just throw it in the laundry with your other clothes!

18. Don't forget to clean that foam roller.

If you're using the one at the gym, just wipe it down with a sanitary wipe or spray. If you have one at home, rub down with some soap and water.

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