With Christmas less than a week away, it is easy to get carried away with the Christmas spirit and forget about all the hard work and effort that goes into delivering a successful festive season. However, as anyone who has ever hosted Christmas guests will know, now is the time for mad rushing around, cleaning everything in sight and getting guest bedrooms prepared for festive visitors.

Christmas and New Year may be fun, but the festive season can also be pretty stressful, especially if you are hosting friends or family at your home over the holidays. You will no doubt want your home to be looking its best so that you can show it off, but with all of the preparation involved leading up to Christmas, it’s difficult to find enough time to spend relaxing with your loved ones.

With so much to do around the home we barely have to time to think about our own well-being when rushing to wash the dishes, disinfect kitchen surfaces or clean the bathroom.

But one quick, easy and very important way to protect our hands and skin whilst performing household chores is to wear a good pair of rubber gloves.

The kitchen is the heart of any home, but it can also be one of the biggest hot spots for germs. Food preparation and storage should be taken care of in a hygienic environment and kitchen cleaning should be completed regularly - especially when you have a large family using it every day.

Spring Cleaning is the practice of giving a house a good thorough clean at the start of the springtime. The origins of this once yearly purge have been attributed to several ancient and religious practices, however, the most likely reason for the spring clean as we know it, is the change in seasons.

It may be stating the obvious, but most people don’t exactly enjoy cleaning, so it’s no wonder that many of us avoid household chores for as long as possible. However, when you’ve been dodging cleaning tasks, it doesn’t take long for things to get out of hand. At this point, it might be time to face that you would really benefit from hiring a cleaner to help you keep your home in better shape.