Portable Closets

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Never enough closet space?  Portable closets to the rescue!

Portable closets, aka rolling wardrobes, are ideal for storing out-of-season or infrequently worn clothes and accessories.  The old-style rolling wardrobe is basically just a garment rack with a zippered cover–it’s only designed for storage of hanging garments. But portable closets tend to include more features, such as shelves and pockets that allow you to also store folded clothing and other items.

Here are three types of space-efficient portable closets, all with fabric covers and smooth-rolling casters:

  • The Rolling Wardrobe Rack offers three storage sections: a top zippered shelving area for folded clothes, hats or handbags; Rolling Wardrobe Rack Imagea steel rod that provides 30 linear inches of hanging space; and a ventilated bottom shelf for shoe storage.  The roll-up door makes it easy to access hanging garments and footwear; the top section has a triangular flap door.
  • The versatile Mobile Wardrobe Center provides  multiple storage options–the exterior features eight mesh pockets (sized for four pairs of shoes), a removable hamper bag for laundry (attached by Velcro and with a shoulder strap for easy transport), a wooden bar for hanging ties and scarves, removable pockets for toiletries, and additional pockets for undergarments and socks.  The zip-up door has a clear section at the top so you can easily view your hangered clothes.
  • The Clothes Armoire with Shelves has four compartments for keeping stacks of folded clothes and accessories organized, Clothes Armoire With Shelves Imageplus a closet bar that can hold up to 50 pounds of hanging garments. The bottom part is fully enclosed (unlike that of the Rolling Wardrobe Rack) to keep the contents protected.

Other types of portable closets can be found here.

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Seasonal storage solutions

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Are your closets still stuffed with cool-weather clothes and blankets?  Procrastinators, take heart–it’s not too late to store out-of-season items. (Just be sure to launder or dry-clean all fabric materials before storing even if they look clean.)

The trick is to use containers that will keep out moisture and bugs, yet will be easy for you to access the contents. Here are three types of super seasonal storage solutions:

  • The Jumbo Zipper Storage Bag is ample enough to accommodate large items such as an over-sized comforter or even a sleeping bag. Jumbo Zipper Storage Bag ImageConstructed of water-resistant heavy-duty woven polyethylene tarp, it’s a spacious 26 inches high by 22 inches wide by 12 inches deep and has four handles (one on each side) for comfortable carrying.  A label pocket lets you easily note the contents.
  • Stackable plastic storage boxes are ideal for storing out-of-season blankets, flannel sheets and bulky clothing.  They come in a variety of sizes and configurations.
  • Covered garment racks work well for storing out-of-season clothes that you prefer to keep on hangers. For bug-safe storage of garments made of natural fibers such as wool and silk, Cedarstow Hanging  Hanging Wardrobe - Extra Wide - CedarStow ImageWardrobes provide extra protection–the freestanding units feature interlocking cedar panels on the sides, and also include side hooks so they can be hung from a closet rod.

Other types of cedar clothing storage helpers can be found here.

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