When you need additional storage space, a portable closet can sometimes be just exactly what you need. There are many different types and varieties available, and they come in many different shapes and sizes as well as color patterns to blend in and match with your decor if desired. They are easy to set up and relatively quite affordable. When you are looking to expand your storage space, portable closets and wardrobes can be a great way of doing this.
When shopping for a portable wardrobe closet you will want to take into some very important considerations, such as the types of items you will be storing as well how much space you have. To help you make the right choice on what type is right for you, here are some helpful pointers below:
What to Keep in Mind when Searching for a Portable Closet
1. Assess Your Stuff:
In most cases you will likely need the portable space for hanging clothes and possibly shoes. If you are looking to store items that are very heavy, such as winter coats or costumes, you will need to take that into consideration, since the quality and durability of items will vary from model and style and manufacturer. Having a good idea of what you have to put into it ahead of time will also help you decide what size you will need.
2. Determine Where You Will Put It:
There are many different places where you can store extra clothing. Many choose to use their attic, garage, or basement space for this. You will want to make sure that the space does not have any excessive hot or cold temperatures however, as this can affect the quality of not only the storage container you choose but also potentially damage the clothing you have hanging inside of it.
3. Get the Right Material:
Some units are made out of heavy plastic, others made of cardboard, and some are made of heavy canvas. Then there are the low end varieties which will end up ripping if you have too many things stuffed into it. Always if possible read reviews on the different types available, since not all manufacturers are created equal.
4. Think About the Design:
If the item will be in a bedroom, guest room, or game room, you’ll want to make sure that it matches the rest of the decor so it doesn’t stand out as a huge eye sore. Think about choosing coordinating color patterns. If the item will be available to see in plain sight, you may also want to make sure that you get one that is not clear so the contents inside are not visible from the outside.
5. Consider Zippers:
Most people don’t take the time to think about zippers, but it will make a huge difference if you will be using the product a lot. There are two different common shapes – the “T” shape where they zip at the top sides and then down the middle as well as single “D” shape where the zipper starts at one end and then travels up and down to the other side.
In our experience with these types of storage units we’ve found that the D shaped ones are slightly easier, as you may struggle with the zippers becoming jammed if you use the T shaped ones regularly. However, this is all mostly a matter of personal preference as well. Others may not have zippers at all, as some offer curtains and fabric doors instead. (These are our personal favorite!)