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.

Contain the Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? It's the stains that give parents nightmares. The most important thing to remember is to act fast! With spills on furniture or carpet, make sure to pick up as many of the large pieces as possible. Then, use a damp cloth and a little dot of dish soap to clean the area, and you’re all set. Make sure not to use too much water, or it'll have issues drying.

photo: Jenny Cu via Flickr

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

— Natasha Davis