When I make pizzas, I put down a bunch of corn meal on my wooden pizza peel. I then put the shaped dough onto the peel (corn meal), add the toppings, and slide it onto a preheated stone in the oven. This always makes a big mess, as corn meal slides off the peel with the pizza and onto the bottom of the oven (where it then burns). It gets all over the counter and floor. Sometimes I don't put enough down on the stone and the pizza sticks to the peel, so I lift that section and add more corn meal, occasionally leading to a big mound of cornmeal stuck to the crust.
When I take the pizza out of the oven, there is a lot of corn meal left on the stone, so it seems like I'm using too much. This related answer indicates the solution to pizza sticking on the peel is (more) cornmeal, but that's not my problem.
Is there a better method for "applying" corn meal to my pizza peel and/or the dough itself, to make less of a mess? I sprinkle the cornmeal on the peel gently, so most of the mess happens during the transfer from peel to stone and back. I typically use Quaker yellow cornmeal, if that makes a difference.