When I first found this site, I read a lot of the recovery threads to see how it went for others. Although some folks have had problems, most have fairly smooth sailing through recovery. The best tip I picked up was to not overdo any kind of activity post surgery, just go slow and easy.
I prepared for surgery and downtime by doing what PT exercises for hip and core that I had learned over the past couple of years. I don't know that they helped, but I'm pretty sure they didn't set me back. I spent the two weeks before surgery doing what is normally fall housecleaning, just because I'm picky and wouldn't be able to tolerate knowing things were left undone. We stocked the cupboard and freezer with fixings for easy but healthful meals.
I bought a hip kit from Amazon; it had a couple of reachers, a leg lifter, long shoehorn, dressing hook, and a "sock machine"; a shower transfer bench because my tub has extra high sides; and a raised toilet seat with handles. I already had a cane, but I wish I had the kind that stands up by itself.
The toilet seat has been indispensable. I would recommend having a reacher in every room. I hooker one to my walker but after I ditched the walker for a cane, found that a reacher nearby wherever I am makes life easier.
I have two recovery nests. One in the living room at a nice recliner with a side table that holds remotes, phone, ipad, and anything else I need. The other is in the bedroom where DH and I switched sides of the bed. Plenty of pillows nearby, and a spot to hang or set daily clothes.
I was home within 4 or 5 hours of coming out of surgery and am still surprised at how well things are going and how much I can do on my own. The first two days took a little adjustment due to needing meds changed, but other than that it's not been bad at all.
Best wishes for a great outcome!