ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Choose Portable Closets Furniture

Updated on April 30, 2013

What Is A Portable Closet

Are you tired of running out of closet space with nowhere to store extra items? Most of us have too many items to store in our closet so we have to look for alternative storage methods. I simply got tired of using storage boxes to contain my extra garments in the attic. They would constantly smell musty and damp when I went to retrieve them. I got fed up so I decided to look into portable closets. It was the best decision I have ever made and now im gonna show you why.

A portable closet also referred to as a portable wardrobe is typically made of plastic or metal and covered in a canvas material with zippers for closure. They generally come in a plethora of colors including black, white, navy and tan to name a few. Most are designed to stand alone as well as fold up when not being used but often come with rollers to be moved around if need be. NOTE: Wardrobe cabinets made of wood are also usable however portability becomes an issue but ill get to those later.

They typically range in size from 36-60 inches or 3-6 ft tall. You can use a portable closet for all sorts of purposes such as extra clothing storage or even to transfer items from one place to another. They are great for adding extra storage in rooms that are out of the way such as the garage or attic but also used often in spare rooms. Most portable wardrobe closets have zippers to seal out moisture and mildew that can damage valuable clothing.

Top Rated Portable Closets From Amazon

Portable Wardrobe Closet Uses

Having an extra closet means you can store seasonal or bulky items that take up a lot of space in your personal closet. Sweaters and jackets are an example of this sort of space eating clothing as well as Winter boots and gear. Portable wardrobe closets are also great for spare bedrooms. They not only help you rid of clutter in your room but if you have guests staying over then they would have something to hang their travel clothes in.

You can also put a portable closet wardrobe in the attic and store items that are sentimental to you but you simply never plan to wear. For example I have many suits that my father and mother owned as well as the wedding dress my mother and grandmother got married in. They are sentimental to me and they are very expensive. I consider them family heirlooms so parting with them is simply not in the cards.

This could include a family heirloom like your father or grandfathers polyester suit. Be sure you invest in a portable closet that has vented sides and also a zipper sealed outside to keep moths and mildew from destroying your wardrobe. A portable wardrobe makes for a great closet organizer as well. After all extra closet organizing tools are always a good idea.

Purchasing Portable Storage Closets

The two main things that you need to think about when buying portable wardrobe closets are the size that you need as well as the type of storage space that you require. However, it's also important to make sure that you buy a closet that fits in with the style of your home.

While they are never going to be as attractive as a regular closet you may still want to go with a portable wood closet armoire or cabinet so that it fits in well with the décor of your room.

Portable wardrobes are generally cheap - you can find the smaller models for around $30. However, if you want some extra closet storage space then getting a double portable closet will cost you around $60-$70. Before you begin looking you should try to decide what you want to store in the closet as well as how much room you need. Oh and budget would be a key factor as well.

Places like Amazon.com and Shopclosetorganizers.com offer great deals and free shipping!

Wardrobe Armoires

Though a wardrobe armoire is not portable it is worth mentioning they are excellent extra storage closets for bedrooms and spare rooms. They also add nice décor to rooms with elegant wood furniture options that include cherry, mahogany, oak and pine to name a few.

Their sizes range as well as colors and often contain drawers, shelving a rod and some extra accessories storage if needed. Sauder, Ameriwood and Prepac are a few of the name brands that offer excellent wood wardrobe closets to help get your room in order.

Closet Organizing Tips

Would you benefit from extra closet space?

See results

Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • zein12 profile image

      zein12 

      6 years ago

      nice lens here.. i like your lens..

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)