Germs and bacteria can be brought in on visitors’ shoes, spreading the unwanted guests around your home and increasing the risk of Christmas bugs and colds. Removing coats and shoes at the door reduces the risk of spreading bacteria. You can’t force people to wash their hands but you can promote it by leaving liquid soap in the bathroom, kitchen and other areas of the home.
With lots of people up close and personal in enclosed spaces, bacteria and viruses spread more quickly amongst people. To stem their spread it’s important to keep your house hygienically clean.
Clean your house thoroughly before hosting – floors to tiles, work surfaces to sinks, toilets and bins and you can even add disinfectant to your rinse cycle to kill bacteria on cushions, bed linen and animal bedding.