We cleaned the house beforehand. BIG time. Like, two trips to the dump with a rented pickup truck to throw some things away.
The house is still clean. Is quite nice!
Should try to keep it this way. Tempted to hire a maid service. Just someone who can come once or twice a month to clean the toilets sinks and tubs. Once or twice a month is more than I ever get around to doing it. It's not that I mind. I just don't have the time more often than not.
Of course... I'd need to be able to trust them. And hide the unmentionables on the days they'd come. Hmmm.