The holidays are just around the corner, which means lots of fun family dinners and parties. But, that also means there are lots of potential messes just waiting to cover your furniture and floors. What if you didn’t have to worry about those little spills and accidents? Click through our favorite cleaning hacks below to keep your house spick and span this holiday season.

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

Ah glitter. What’s not to love? It adds sparkle to any project. The only problem with glitter is that It. Gets. Everywhere. If you’re worried about the cleaning hazard of letting your kiddos play with this holiday crafting staple, have no fear. From Parent Hacks by Asha Dornest comes a genius idea that includes another kid-favorite item; use play doh to pick up the excess glitter on tablecloths or carpet. As an added bonus, when you’re done, your kiddos will have one seriously sparkly ball of dough.

photo: Ginny via Flickr

Do you have any cleaning tricks for the Holidays? Share with us in a comment below.

— Natasha Davis