A reviewer described the packing plans in my book as "Preparing for D-Day" and thought I was rather anal-retentive. No way, I am am oral-compulsive as they come. Except for packing.
I just don't want to have to THINK about it. I never did consider packing in order of the days clothes would be worn. Hmmm. Something for the second edition?
Here is my best tip for the gentlemen. Get the shirts back from the laundry, folded. Before packing, insert tie and appropriate socks into the plastic shirt bag.
Just so the ladies are not left out, if costume jewelry is part of one outfit, put it in a plastic sandwich bag (or bigger bag, if it's BIG jewelry) and put it on the hanger with the outfit.
pamda -- CM First Time Cruisers Editor and Anal-Retentive Packer