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Best portable closets 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated May 1, 2019
Best portable closets of 2018
On that note, I review the three best portable closets of 2018 to help you get value for your money. Not all portable closets are created equal though.
Before you spend your money on portable closets, start by familiarizing yourself with the various types. However, after giving you the TOP list, I will also give you some of the benefits you stand to gains for using it.
Test Results and Ratings
Why did this portable closets win the first place?
I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse.
№2 – HODGSON Auto Mini Dehumidifier 700ML Thermo-Electric Portable Large Capacity Tank 200 Sq Ft Ultra Quiet for Small Rooms
Why did this portable closets come in second place?
Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price.
Why did this portable closets take third place?
It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built.
portable closets Buyer’s Guide
The Whitmor Extra-Wide storage closet
The first extrawide portable closet we examined is manufactured by Whitmore-it comes in 36-inch and 60-inch versions. A freestanding wardrobe, it’s designed to store garments with the 60 inch having a 50-pound capacity.
This option has received some negative feedback- with the reviewers complaining that it cover is prone to disintegration. Other buyers had difficulty installing the cover- with some blaming the instruction manual that was unclear.
The Songmics Storage Closet
The second portable clothing closet we examined is manufactured by Songmics. This a double rod mobile organizer that is manufactured from a non-woven fabric that is waterproof and contains steel tubing with plastic connectors designed to withstand long-term use.
It has two clothes hanging rods with nine different shelves so that you can add your folded jeans, tuxedos, shirts and dresses, as well as hang up your blazers and dress-wear. It’s marketed as a way to store your seasonal clothing- perhaps tucking it away in a garage or attic when you want to ensure that your shoes, hats, baby toys, and purses have a safe and dedicated space to rest off-season.
The Whitmor Covered Wardrobe Closet
The third option we examined is another Whitmor mobile clothing closet. This option receives more positive feedback than the other unit we examined-overall buyers praised how lightweight it is, how sturdy it is, its 50 hanger capacity and its overall quality.
The Oxgord Closet
The last option we examined was the OxGord organizer- it comes in blue and gray colors and features a stainless steel frame with additional side pockets on either end.
Because of its 1different customizable shelves, you can fiddle around to discover different orientations to meet your various size specifications. Buyers say it’s important to be organized when first assembling this as there are a bunch of different rods you’ll need to configure to erect it.
The Whitmor Extra Wide Portable Clothes Closet Review
Why you’ll love it: The Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Shoe Rack is reasonably priced, easy to assemble, stackable, and sized right for just about every closet.
Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Shoe Rack. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s not too much to say your footwear collection will be well on the way to full organization.
This is a basic shoe rack, sure, but it’s a well-made and versatile one. You get an easily assembled organizer with three 27-inch shelves. Typically, three pairs of standard shoes will fit on each shelf, and you’ll also be able to squeeze an additional three pairs in the space below the bottom shelf. That’s a dozen pairs no longer jumbled on the floor. The shelves are just a bit under 1inches deep, so you can fit even large men’s shoes without them falling off the shelf.
Seville Classics shoe rack is made from a reasonably attractive faux-wood resin, so even if you keep it outside your closet — say, near the front door to simplify a “No shoes inside the house” policy — it’s not going to clash with your décor. If you want even more storage, you can easily stack up to four units, or set two (or more) units side-by-side to provide as much shelf space as you need.
Each shelf supports up to 30 pounds, so go ahead and set heavy work boots, ski boots, or jewel-encrusted pumps on the organizer — it can take it.
If the space on your closet floor is at a premium, or you only have a few pairs of shoes to store, a hanging shoe organizer like the Whitmor is a great way to go. The sturdy metal frame and heavy-duty polyester fabric body hold up to ten pairs of shoes, while the mesh side pockets store slippers, flip-flops, or other small accessories.
This is the best-selling hanging shoe organizer on, with more than 1,100 reviews and an average of 4.stars. Customers appreciate being able to clear their closet floors, and most say the Whitmor organizer is sturdy and well made. Many use the organizer to hold other accessories as well as shoes.
Consider what you need to store
Think about how many drawers, shelves and hanging rails you require, and whether you need a combination of full-length hanging space (for longer items like dresses) and half-height rails (for blouses, shirts, skirts and jackets). Adjustable shelves are handy if your needs are likely to change over time.
Pros: If you’re faced with a problem area or an awkward space, or have very specific storage requirements in mind custom-made to fit can offer the perfect solution. Fitted wardrobes can be designed to fit around awkward angles, sloping ceilings and uneven walls, making the most of any space.
Cons: Although often the best solution fitted wardrobes are a far more expensive option and need to be designed and fitted by an expert.
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The open-plan hanging rail
The downside is having to keep everything neat and tidy and perfectly ironed and folded, but that’s no bad thing ultimately. The rail can accommodate both long and shorter items, with the two smaller shelves being the perfect size for shoes and the bottom shelf providing space to store decorative storage boxes. Use storage boxes to conceal those bits that you might not want on show – underwear mostly, we should imagine. It arrives fully assembled. Dimensions: H180 x W7x D35cm.
The ultimate white wardrobe
Ikea have done us proud with their best selling Hemnes design. It’s a great buy for three reasons – its cheap price tag, solid wood construction and a classic white finish that won’t age. We support the notion of not having to compromise on quality but still keeping things affordable. This simple design is ideal for renters and first-time buyers who may not be in a position to splash the cash, but are still looking for a reliable solid place to store belongings.
It’s worth paying attention to its finer details, too. Its sliding doors are a real problem solver if you’re looking a wardrobe for a small room, because you won’t need an extra clearance space to open the doors. The interior accessories that help you organise the inside are sold separately, but are by no means expensive. Look at this as granting you freedom to design the internal layout as best suits your needs. It goes without saying that this piece comes flat packed. Dimensions: H19x W120 x D59cm.
The French-inspired look
This distressed grey design is perfect for those looking to create a vintage look without having to buy a reclaimed piece of furniture. Inspired by French neoclassical lines, this wardrobe is a great piece for adding a romantic Parisian feel to any bedroom. The grey helps to give it a more contemporary edge, and it’s a key bedroom colour scheme – it’s also less shabby and more chic than if the same design was in white.
The doors are panelled rubber wood and MDF and its legs are made from solid poplar. A hand-distressed finish makes each wardrobe slightly different and only adds to its charm. This design will require full assembly, so be prepared to tackle that once it arrives. Dimensions: H200 x W100 x D60cm.
The classic oak design
You can’t go far wrong with a solid, timeless piece of furniture like this Mid-century inspired light oak wardrobe. The beauty of its natural wood finish is that it compliments so many different decorating schemes, making it all the more versatile. It earns some extra style bonus points for quirky contemporary details such as the tapered turned legs, rounded edges and concave handles.
The interior features one single hanging rail, secured with solid-wood fixings in the middle and at the sides to provide extra support for the weight of hanging items. In addition to the rail, there is a fixed shelf at the top to store accessories or shoe boxes. You can put the screwdriver away, too as it comes fully assembled. Dimensions: H19x W10x D60cm.
The on-trend wardrobe
Darker colours have been a trend for walls for a while, but are only now really starting to take off in furniture. If you’re looking for a reason to join the dark side, check out this chic and inexpensive wardrobe. Before you think it’s too oppressive a shade for your bedroom, consider that darker colours can create the illusion of things appearing further away, and therefore smaller. Hence why it works well for big pieces of furniture in smaller spaces.
This sleek two door black design from Argos is sure to make the right statement in any bedroom, although we think its brooding masculine feel would be particularly perfect for a boys room. The internal storage offers one hanging rail and one top shelf. Although it does need assembling, it’s only minimal, with only the cornice and the handles needing to be attached. Made of wood effect. Dimensions: H19x W8x D54cm.
Video Of The Week
There’s something so satisfying about having a good wardrobe clear out. Start by emptying your current wardrobe and assessing your clothing collection carefully. We recommend you give anything you no longer wear to a charity shop, to avoid housing unnecessary extra items.
Step Sort through your clothes
Sort through your wardrobe with a ruthless mind with the objective of removing unwanted and unnecessary clothes.
Step Store seasonal and bulky items
If you own a huge walk-in robe with oodles of storage space, fantastic! You won’t be needing this next tip. For those who don’t, read on…
Seasonal items take up a lot of necessary space in your wardrobe. Consider storing them in vacuum seal bags and then stacking them on the top shelves of your wardrobe, or in another room of your home.
Not only do vacuum bags take up less space they are also great for keeping out dust and bugs. You can also store bulky items in a spare wardrobe if you have access to one.
Pine is a naturally light coloured wood finish and is a more traditional material when it comes to bedroom furnishings. It’s absolutely ideal for those looking to create a timeless, classical style in their home, but can also just as easily form part of a contemporary interior.
Who should get this
A clothing steamer is a super-handy alternative—and in many cases an upgrade—to an iron. Irons need ironing boards, and in a small apartment, an ironing board may take up space you can’t afford to part with. But even in a large home, clothes steamers may prove more desirable than irons. They’re fast, and exceptionally effective on woolens and linens—suits, pantsuits, sweaters, sheets, and tablecloths. With just a steamer, a hanger, and something to hang the hanger on (a doorknob/coatrack/shower-curtain bar), you can unwrinkle anything from a blouse to a quilt. And given their speed—most produce steam in less than two minutes, and many in less than one—steamers are ideal for for the morning rush. Last night’s unfolded laundry becomes today’s outfit in a trice.
There are three basic types of steamer: handheld/midsize, floor-standing/full-size, and handheld mini/travel. For everyday home use—a shirt and skirt or pair of pants before work, for example—a handheld/midsize is right. Intensive users will want a floor-standing/full-size—these are for people who need to unwrinkle a lot of clothes each day, or crafters who work with large textiles (e.g, quilters). Frequent travelers to places where an iron isn’t a standard accoutrement in a hotel room may want to look into travel-size steamers.
Steamers vs. irons
There’s considerable debate in the fashion community—especially men’s fashion—over the use of steamers to unwrinkle clothes, particularly fine suit jackets. Detractors say steamers can cause the layers of glued canvas that shape suit jackets’ shoulders and chest to delaminate; the combination of heat and pressure that irons deliver, they argue, is the only way to prevent this problem.
On the other hand, steamers are praised by many people—style hounds and professional tailors alike—for their ability to unwrinkle suit jackets and pants quickly, effectively, and without the fuss of an ironing board and the abrasion (however minor) of an iron’s sole plate.
We’ll say this: Tim and I worked at Esquire for years, and the magazine’s fashion editors used a steamer daily to prepare seriously fine suits, sweaters, and even silk ties for photo shoots. Want an unbiased source? Andy, founder of the men’s fashion bible Ask Andy About Clothes, specifically recommends the My Little Steamer—and chose it over the five steamers he had owned prior.
We’re confident that for most people, steamers will quickly replace irons for at least 90 percent of unwrinkling jobs. They work magnificently on woolens, quickly eliminating even deep-set creases on pants and jackets and, on knitted items like sweaters that are prone to “bagging” at the elbows and cuffs, tightening the fabric and returning it to its original shape. They are at least as quick on linen items; and if you’ve ever had to iron a linen tablecloth for a fancy dinner, you’ll appreciate how nice it is to be able to just hang the whole thing up on a clothesline and make it presentable in one pass with a steamer.
How we picked
Early on in our research, we determined that fabric steamers fall into two main categories: standing and handheld. Handheld models can be broken down further into midsize, which are intended for home use, and travel size, which are small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase but because of limited water capacity can steam only one or two items of clothing at a time. We decided to consider steamers from each of these three categories, choosing to test the best-rated and most popular models from a range of prices.
How we tested
First, we rummaged our closets for dress shirts, business suits, trousers, sweaters, and T-shirts—and our kitchens for dishcloths—representing a variety of fabrics. I brought my most-wrinkled items to Tim’s apartment, where we divided our steamer selections into the three separate categories. Then we tested each steamer on wool, cotton, cashmere, linen, and polyester. We noted how easy or difficult each steamer was to set up and prepare for use. Then we timed how long each took to reach first steam and then render a fabric wrinkle-free. And on the first point, no steamer took more than two minutes to reach full steam, so we tossed that as a differentiating measure.
During testing, we arrived at some general observations. On all models, ease of filling and a secure closure were key. Some midsize and travel units featured a design in which the top part twists off (so you can fill the tank,) then locks back into place for use. We preferred this design for the midsize handhelds because they generally have a wide mouth that’s easier to fill than those with a smaller screw-top. Conversely, we favored the more leakproof screw-top for travel-size steamers, even though they were harder to fill: Nobody wants to arrive at their destination with wet clothes. Floor-standing steamers generally have a large tank that separates from the machine’s body for filling; for these, a secure grip and ease of use were paramount considerations.
Speaking specifically of travel-size steamers, we were surprised by how many are plug-and-go—that is, they start heating up the moment they’re plugged in. We came to believe that’s a real liability: With their short run times, they’re too easy to plug in and then forget about (especially for business travelers answering calls and making plans), risking running dry and overheating. So we insisted on an on-off switch on all steamers.
On standing models, we initially thought features like built-in hangers and ironing panels were valuable; however, upon testing, we determined that they’re just encumbrances. The built-in hangers require you to put down the steam head, and possibly lay it on the floor, while transferring the steamed clothing item to a separate hanger. Simplicity in this case is a virtue.
After testing all of the various models, we agreed that most people would do best with a midsize handheld steamer due to its overall versatility. We learned right away that standing models aren’t for everyone. Not only are they pricey, but even the most compact models take up way more space than many people can afford—they’re the size of a canister-type vacuum cleaner. For apartment dwellers, especially, that’s just too much. They also didn’t work any better on clothing than the handheld models. This said, they’re worth the investment for people with a lot of unwrinkling to do or those who need to unwrinkle large textiles that a handheld just can’t handle, like curtains or tablecloths. In the latter case, they’re much more efficient than an iron-and-ironing-board setup: Hang a large textile on a curtain rod, clothesline, or the willing hands of a pair of assistants and you can unwrinkle it in just a few minutes, without having to shift it or retread your work.
How to measure square footage
If you do want to tackle measuring the square footage of your home, there are several different standards. The most common technique for measuring a home is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) calculation.
Measuring your home’s square footage using ANSI is done using the exterior walls. Start at a corner and work your way around the house.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your portable closets wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of portable closets
- №1 — LANGRIA Portable Clothes Wardrobe Garment Rack
- №2 — HODGSON Auto Mini Dehumidifier 700ML Thermo-Electric Portable Large Capacity Tank 200 Sq Ft Ultra Quiet for Small Rooms
- №3 — HAMSWAN Mini Dehumidifier