Messy kids? Rice for dinner? Sticky, gunky messes are no problem when you use the amazing, "Wait until morning then vacuum it all up," technique!
Don't have carpet? No problem! Just use a snow shovel and scrape all the gunk into a pile where you can easily sweep it into a dustpan (or under a chair).
And hang onto that snow shovel, you'll be needing it for tomorrow's tip!