Here is something that I am so, so embarrassed that I had to be told not six months ago, as I somehow had never absorbed in childhood: When there are little spills or splatters, wipe them up right then.
For years, this was my mental process for spills:
But here’s how actual adults do it:
Seriously! It will never be easier to wipe up something than right when it is fresh. It is less likely to stain, dry, crust, etc., and you will have to wipe it up eventually. Just do it now.