Provided you’ve made up your mind about buying a portable closet, here’s what you should look for:
- Ease of Assembly
Regardless of how much money you pay, a portable closet should be easy to assemble. Either it should come with a user manual guide to make the process simple or the process should be so simple that you should be done with it in a few minutes.
To check whether the closet you’re looking at is easy to assemble or not, check its user reviews. If you’re buying from Amazon, search for the word ‘’assembly’’ to narrow down your search.
- Ample storage options
Apart from providing a hanger for hanging your clothes, a good portable closet has different shelves. Also, a shoe-rack is another feature which you shouldn’t miss. And if you’re paying extra, demand for a drawer as well.
Once you’ve made sure that your closet provides ample storage options, look for how they are structured. That is, the compartmentalization of the areas should be such that all of them should be easy to use.
- Waterproof and Dust Resistant
Most people – excluding students – buy portable closets to store less-used items in their attic or basement. If you’re one of them, make sure your closet is waterproof and dust-resistant. Otherwise, if your closet doesn’t provide these two features, it might become just another breeding ground for termites.
- Lightweight Steel Frame
Having a steel frame means your closet has enough ability to withstand the weight of items you’re going to put in it. However, sturdiness shouldn’t come at the cost of heavy weight, as the best portable closets are all lightweight.
This is an optional feature for those students who are always shifting from one hostel room to the other. Having a foldable closet means that when you’re shifting it, you’d require minimal help from outsiders.
- Ventilated Fabric Cover
If you want to protect your belongings from natural elements – including moisture, humidity, and termites – make sure it has a ventilated fabric cover. The fabric should be high quality polyester as standard plastic coverings tend to warp easily.
- Weight Capacity
Unlike traditional closets – which seem to store everything you stove into them – portable closets are different. They have a weight rating which you should stick to or risk bringing the whole structure down.