Most of the time, our flat is neither very messy nor very tidy. If we have expected/unexpected guests, we could tidy it up to a presentable state with minimal effort (as long as you don’t look inside the storeroom).
However, with my parents’ arrival it was a different matter altogether! Especially when we had to face my mum’s eagle-eyed inspection. Everything had to be cleaned and tidied thoroughly. No sweeping the mess under the sofa or dumping the stack of clothes into the wardrobe.
And a note from my dad too, all camera batteries had to be fully charged.