Even after 18 years of playing soccer, I have not quite mastered the technique of keeping my soccer bag smelling good. It always seems after a few months my cleats, goalkeeper gloves, and shin guards have taken over the new bag smell. While it hasn’t been mastered, I can provide some steps I have taken to at least diminish the odor.
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Keep a Bounce sheet in your bag! This is something I advise 100% of the time. After a session, I place a Bounce Sheet inside my cleats or bag. Even though it doesn’t fully remove the smell, it still helps! Use some Lysol. A recommended option is Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist, which helps neutralize odor by killing bacteria. I can tell you from experience that it doesn’t solve the problem, but it can be a temporary solution.
4 tips from a Belmont soccer player on keeping your soccer bag smelling good.
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These methods are more time consuming but are sure to zap all the smells away: Fill up a sink or big bucket with hot water and a mild detergent. a. Soak your cleats and other gear that you want clean for 10 minutes. b. After your gear has soaked in the water, scrub off the dirt and rinse off the soap.
Spray helmets, pads & guards down with a toxic chemical free deodorizer like Force of Nature after each use to stop odor at the source. The first time, spray until the item is soaked and let dry. On-going just spray after each use. Don’t forget to spray the straps too. How to get odor out of gym bags
This can leave behind moisture and odors in your soccer shoes. Absorbing the moisture and airing out the shoes after each use can help prevent the odor from forming. However, if the shoes were left in the gym bag and now the odor is bad, cleaning the shoes and using an absorbing powder can help remove the odor.
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Spray them after each use with Force of Nature and the hypochlorous acid stops that nasty odor in its tracks. The first time you use it, spray it until it’s soaked and wait for 2 minutes. A Natural Deodorizer For Sports Stink: Learn More. So now you know about the crazy-effective odor killer called hypochlorous acid.
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