If you have kids, a messy house is just a fact of life. But of course, you don’t really want to receive your in-laws when your home looks like burglars broke in. So, what to do if they phone to tell you they’re in the neighborhood and will drop by in 5 minutes to see their grandchildren? Don’t fret! If you follow my tips, all you’ll really have to do is throw all those toys in a container so your suegra doesn’t trip over them. Everything else will look clean.