How to dry/store my gear without any outdoor space?
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05-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Not that I noticed. Lysol is an antibacterial/deodorizer spray...I want to say it's got an alcohol base of some kind, which means it will evaporate quickly (which I can't say about Febreze)....I've used it pretty regularly and never noticed any "chemical" irritation.
I've also heard good things about vodka doing an excellent job of deodorizing gear out of a spray bottle (and also evaporating quickly), but I'm not sure if you would be going "One for me, one for the glove. One for me, one for the shinguard..."
Another possibility is something my mom used to do to my gear bag when I was a kid. She bought a bunch of cheap coffee beans and put them in a tube sock, tied it off at the end and threw it in my bag. Sure, I smelled like Starbucks at the rink, but it made our garage more tolerable at home! Maybe the scent of coffee will placate your lady-friend.
If you're worried about leaving the fan on, I usually only left mine on for one night...you could set up a stronger fan (or a dehumidifier would be even better, as TheOtter pointed out), and it would dry much quicker with more airflow.
the last alternative would be to put in the dryer on the "delicate" setting. I occasionally wash ALL my gear (barring skates and stick) on a delicate cycle, using a nicely-scented shampoo instead of detergent, and then either hang dry it or use the delicates setting of the dryer. The dryer definitely might take life off of some of your gear if it's used regularly, though...
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