If you can find a way for the house to STAY clean, please e-mail me. Or, to help pass the time, you could come and clean MINE !!!
The best advice I have is to make sure ALL your laundry is done so the small stuff -- undies, socks, etc. -- are all where you can put your hands on them when the packing begins.
Second thing ... put a bag (could be a supermarket bag or something sportier) on a convenient doorknob and when you think of something you don't want to forget, toss it in the bag. Numerous bags are also A Good Thing.
Now, if you REALLY want to do something, it's time to clean closets, polish silver, all those icky jobs. Just imagine (knock wood that it doesn't happen) that the ship sinks and family members show up to "do out" the house and find out how you REALLY keep house !!!
pamda -- CM First Time Cruisers Hostess whose house is ALWAYS cleaner on the way out the door.