Football Gear Storage Tips for Parents: Keep Your Child's Equipment Safe with Matguard USA

Football Gear Storage Tips for Parents: Keep Your Child's Equipment Safe with Matguard USA

As a team of athletes ourselves, we know how much your football gear means to you. Each piece plays a crucial role in your performance on the field from your trusted helmet to your lucky socks. That's why we want to stress the importance of properly cleaning and storing your gear during the off-season. Doing so not only ensures that your equipment stays in top condition, but also prolongs its lifespan and ultimately, saves you money.

Why clean your gear?

Cleaning your gear is an essential part of gear maintenance. Your gear can accumulate dirt, sweat, and bacteria during the season. If left uncleaned, these can create unpleasant odors, cause skin irritation, and even lead to infection. By regularly cleaning your gear, you can prevent these issues and keep your equipment smelling fresh.

How to clean your gear?

When it comes to cleaning your gear, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Many football gear items are made of specialized materials that require specific cleaning methods. For instance, some items may require hand-washing, while others can be machine-washed. At Matguard USA, we offer a range of cleaning and disinfecting products that are safe for all types of football gear. Our products are free of harmful chemicals and are specially formulated to kill odor-causing bacteria and viruses. Spray all the plastic areas on the football pads with a non-bleach disinfectant like Matguard Disinfectant that won’t damage the pads. Set the gear out to dry thoroughly. Next, give the padding some disinfectant love by spraying thoroughly. This will kill 99.9 percent of germs and help keep pads smelling fresh throughout the season. Remove neglected pads and soak them in Matguard sports gear spray for a longer period of time.

Why store your gear?

Storing your gear properly is equally important as cleaning it. During the off-season, your gear can collect dust and moisture, which can lead to mold growth and unpleasant odors. By storing your gear in a clean and dry environment, you can prevent these issues and ensure that your equipment stays in top condition. Spray pads with Matguard disinfecting spray before storing. 

How to store your gear?

When storing your gear, it's important to keep it in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Make sure that your gear is completely dry before storing it. Moisture can cause bacteria growth and mildew, which can damage your gear over time. It is never a good idea for players to stuff damp or dirty pads into enclosed spaces like gym bags and lockers. This will only cause bacteria to breed and greatly contributes to “football pad funk.” Spray pads with Matguard disinfecting spray before storing.

In conclusion, proper gear maintenance is crucial to ensure that your equipment lasts for many seasons to come. At Matguard USA, we're passionate about helping athletes perform at their best, and that starts with taking care of your gear. By following these simple tips, you can keep your gear clean, fresh, and safe, and focus on what really matters - winning on the field.