Gloves are an item often kept in the kitchen, but did you know that the common rubber glove could come in handy in plenty of other locations, both in and out of the home. Here, we take a look at where you should be storing your rubber gloves, to allow you to reach them quickly when you need them.
The Kitchen We all know rubber gloves are useful in the kitchen. They protect your hands and also ensure any food preparation can be done without risking germs being spread from your hands. They are also very handy if you are allergic to certain foods, such as shellfish, but still have to prepare it for guests. Keep some stored in the cupboard under the sink for easy access.
Bathrooms Another handy place to keep rubber gloves is the bathroom. They can be very useful when cleaning as they prevent any harsh chemicals from coming into contact with your skin. They’re also nice to have on when doing the jobs that no one likes, like cleaning the toilet or fishing hair from the plughole. Anyone who dyes their hair using home hair kits knows that the gloves you get in the packet are, quite frankly, rubbish. They don’t fit well and they’re very thin meaning they rip easily. Hair dye on your skin is the last thing anyone wants because it stains, badly. Having some rubber gloves in the bathroom is really useful for regular users of home hair dye kits who want to protect their hands from embarrassing stains.
The Car Everyone should have supplies in the boot of their car in case of an emergency breakdown. A torch, blanket and a bottle of water are often things advised to keep in your boot in case you get stuck. Rubber gloves are also a good idea to keep in the car. If you need to change a tyre or check oil levels, they can protect your hands from dirt and scrapes, and also offer extra grip when tightening bolts.
First Aid Kit It is always advisable to keep a supply of sterile gloves in your first aid kit. Every home and business should have a well-stocked first aid kit in case of emergencies. It can be a good idea to keep a small first aid kit in your car too. Sterile gloves, often made from latex, are essential in treating any open wounds as they protect the injured party from any germs or bacteria entering and consequently infecting their wounds.