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.

Quick Clean Up

Cleaning up spills and messes during a holiday party is all about speed. You need to get to them fast so they don’t have time to set in, which means you need easy access to your must have cleaning supplies. A creative way to keep all of your supplies in reach is by putting out a colorful basket filled with everything from gloves, to cleaning solvents, white vinegar and of course, some cloths. That way you’re not running back and forth to the kitchen or the closet.

photo: A Thrifty Missus via Flickr

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

— Natasha Davis