1. If they hadn't said anything, we might not have noticed it as much and
2. It usually isn't as messy as they say.
So then we though the best thing to do is NEVER to introduce your home with an apology. Either keep quiet or just clean it up. BUT it's hard to say nothing, and you don't always get to pick up your place before people come over, so NOW we're wondering what's the best thing to do?