How Do I Choose the Best Portable Wardrobe?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari
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Woman holding a book

Portable wardrobe models are extremely useful for temporary storage or even for use when moving to a new home. The materials used to make a portable wardrobe can range from cardboard to canvas, as well as synthetic materials such as plastic, nylon, and so on. When choosing the best wardrobe for you, decide beforehand what you will use the unit for, how often you will access it, where the unit will be located, and how much you want to spend on the wardrobe. Measure the space carefully to give you a better idea of how large of a unit you can purchase.

Think about the materials used to make the portable wardrobe. If you need a unit for a move to a new home, consider buying a portable cardboard wardrobe that features a metal rod inside for hanging garments. These units are generally the least expensive option, and in some cases, rental companies will rent the unit to you rather than selling it. These wardrobes are lightweight and feature handles for easier handling when moving into a new home. They are also disposable, if you would like to simply get rid of it when you are done.

For home storage purposes, a stronger, more permanent solution may be in order. A portable wardrobe made from canvas is a good choice because the canvas is durable and able to protect the clothing from dirt, mold, damage from impacts, and so on. Choose one with a strong metal frame, as well as a heavy-duty zipper to allow you to access clothing inside quickly and easily. Consider purchasing a unit with a plastic window that will allow you to see inside the wardrobe without having to open it. This will allow you to find a particular garment without ruffling or otherwise disturbing the other garments unnecessarily.

If you plan to store the portable wardrobe in a damp room such as a basement or garage, consider buying a plastic wardrobe or a unit made from synthetic materials that will be resistant to water damage. Plastic units can keep the moisture in the room from reaching the garments, which can potentially prevent mold and mildew buildup in the garments. Like other types of portable wardrobes, plastic wardrobes can either feature a solid base with feet or casters for easy movement, or they can feature hooks for hanging the unit in a closet or other space.

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