#1: Use All Closets, Cabinets, and Drawers
This may seem obvious, but make sure you use the available space you are given. Most cruise ship staterooms have cabinets, drawers, and some small spaces for you to store your belongings. Try to make use of these spaces first. Consider folding your clothes and stacking clothes to fit as much as possible in these spaces. If you are given a closet area to hang your clothes, consider hanging the clothes close to one another to maximize your rack space.
#2: Store Your Suitcase Under Your Bed, If Possible:
If you can store your suitcase or bags under your bed, do it! This will help free up some space in your stateroom. If you do this, make sure you take your belongings out of your suitcase before putting it under the bed. Constantly pulling your suitcase out from under the bed can become a hassle if you have to do it each time you want to take something out. However, once the suitcase is under the bed you will be happy that you do not have to look at it constantly. Please note, not all suitcases are able to be stored under stateroom beds.
#3: Use The Safe For Valuables, But Also For Storage:
The safe is commonly used to lock and store valuables that you do not want stolen. However, if you have other small things that need to be stored you may want to put these in the safe too. The only disadvantage of putting non-valuables in the safe is you will have to unlock the safe when you want to get these items out.
#4: Store Toiletries In The Bathroom
I have heard of some people using valuable stateroom counter space as a storage spot for toiletries. Instead, use the bathroom to store these things. Some stateroom bathrooms may have a small cabinet you can use to store some of your belongings, such as toiletries.
#5: Don't Bring More Than You Need For The Cruise:
If you pack more than you will need for the cruise you will be more likely to have a problem with storage space. When you are packing, only pack things you know you will wear and need. You will be less likely to have a storage space problem when you get onboard your ship.