I have a friend who jokes that kids go to preschool so that they can throw glitter on the floor. She has a household prohibition on loose glitter and I always thought I would do the same, but then I discovered that I have a house full of glitter lovers. At craft time my house bears an uncanny resemblance to a Ke$ha video. This is how we clean it up:
Grab a ball of play dough and roll it around to pick up the mess. Problem solved, and you now have the added bonus of glitter play dough. Bring on the glitter and cue the pop music.
(Image: Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph)