Heavy Sweaters: wash your clothes immediately. If there is not a load ready to go, rinse your clothes in the sink or hang them up to air-dry. (DO NOT ball them up and throw them in with other clothes this will create mildew and ruin your clothing).
Needed: laundry basket for workout gear only.
Tough stains or extra smelly clothing: place ¼ cup of white distilled vinegar in with your laundry detergent and allow to pre-soak.
NEVER use: fabric softener (something like Downey UnStopables is okay.
Drying Do NOT: dry anything with a lot of Spandex. The heat will break it down and it will no longer stretch like it should. I usually tumble dry on low until damp and then hang it up.