Christmas is long gone, but in many households, tell-tale signs still remain in the home.

In addition to bringing many hours of fun and festivities, the Christmas period also leaves our homes filled with mess and clutter for some time. If you worked over the Christmas period, in between your day job and spending time with your family and friends, it’s likely there was little time to clear up the mounds of clutter that appeared all over the house. Even if you had some time off over Christmas, many of us spend most of our time away from our home, or have guests staying over.

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.

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.

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.

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.