So there are three full days to get the rest of the house cleaning, etc., before the first of the house guests arrive. And silly things keep getting in the way of finishing some of those preparations.
E.g.: purchased pillows which include the instruction to wash before first use. First pillow washes just fine, spins most of the water out, goes into the dryer while the second goes into the washer. The second pillow never balances during the spin cycle, despite repeated attempts. Water is literally leaking out of it more than a day later despite going through the dryer for a couple hours with tennis balls. I decide to go buy another pillow, and not wash it.
But that still means I lost many hours worth of laundering other things, like bed linens and towels. Lots of towels. I have a ton of bathroom linens. And five bathrooms to get perfectly cleaned.