Cruise Stateroom Tips & Hacks that Work

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1) Create Privacy with curtains

  
We bought one curtain at the dollar store, in hindsight we should have bought two. We hung the curtain by using magnetic hooks.

At night we added a towel to create further privacy. 

  
Although the dollar store curtain worked, you can see that it’s quite thin and cheap. If you want to keep the lights on in the room, I’d recommend a set of inexpensive fabric curtains. 

This is what the “cocoon” looked like on the inside. We had the stateroom balcony curtains open when I took this photo, but at nap time, we’d close them for optimal darkness. 

  

2) Create more hanging space with magnetic hooks and suction hooks.

As you saw above, we used the hooks to hang the privacy curtains. We also used them to hang our beach bag, toy bags and my purse. This gave us so much more room in the closet and kept surfaces clean and clear. 

   
   

I used the suction hooks to create more hanging space in the bathroom and on the mirror on the vanity. I hung headphones and the life jacket up high on the vanity mirror. 

   
In the bathroom, I hung my pack of vitamins. If they aren’t in my line of vision I forget to take them. This way they were safely out of our daughters reach as well. 

 

3) Create a organized command center with a hanging clear shoe organizer. 

This was an amazing tip and made finding anything a breeze. I kept medications, paper, pens, bags, lotion, sunblock, flashlights, etc. in here and it saved me so much time. 

   
   

4) Use battery operated candles to see in the bathroom at night. Staterooms are notoriously dark and if you try to use the bathroom, it will be hard to make your way around. Before bed, we turned on the candle in the bathroom and it provided all the light we needed. 

It’s important to remember that the 2nd bed is located right next to the bathroom, turning on and off the stateroom light must be done from outside the bathroom, which means light will flood into the stateroom and likely wake any light sleepers (unless you’re using the curtain method listed above). 

We used these tiny tea light battery operated candles, they can also be used as night lights throughout the stateroom. 

Happy & Organized Crusing!

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