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Combating Stinky Game Uniforms!

Posted by admin February - 5 - 2016 - Friday

This idea popped into my head this morning as I was doing the grocery shopping for our family this morning. Yes… I do the grocery shopping! I’ve loved going to the grocery store since I was a kid! Anyway…

As I went down the aisle looking for kitchen trashcan bags, I recalled our predicament during the season. We take a number of long bus rides to away games during our season… I’m talking 3-4 hours. Our school was always good about booking charter buses for us on these long rides. But… we stored our sweaty, stinking uniforms in the bin below the bus for the ride home. The guys took showers and cleaned up before we boarded the bus for the ride home but their stinky stuff was still “on” the bus. It didn’t occur to me until this past season that the raunchy smell that filtered through the bus was not the clammy bus itself. All of those sweaty, dirty uniforms’ odor was seeping up through the floor! It was rather unpleasant to say the least. Then the idea hit me! “Thank You, Lord!”

I bought a roll of Febreeze-scented trash bags— 80 bags for about 5 bucks. Each guy took a bag and a magic marker pen when he came into the visitor’s locker room after the game. He stored his stuff in the trash bag, pulled the draw string tight and wrote his jersey number on the bag. He then tossed his bag in with the other equipment under the bus before he went aboard. WOW!!! What a difference.

Try it! You’ll like it!!!

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