During the holiday season (roughly now through January 1st), it’s not unusual to have friends drop by to bring a gift or to offer the greetings of the season. It’s good to be prepared for them.
Also, get in the habit of a daily tidy. This isn’t a major cleaning or even a Friday tidy. It’s just a way to make sure that you can invite guests in and not expect them to stand on the doorstep while they talk. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time — think 10-15 minutes before you leave for work or immediately on returning home. Just do the basics:
Since you are doing this daily, there should never be much to do, so it will go quickly!