Clothes Racks and Portable Closets

Organize any room, even one without a closet, with a portable clothes rack.

Hangers on rack

Hangers on rack

Rack of hangars with clothing hanging on them.

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Clothes racks, portable closets and portable wardrobes can solve temporary storage problems.

Wardrobes that Wow

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Clever Curtain Placement

This loft apartment features spacious storage for belongings to be neatly tucked away in the corner. Purple curtains complement the room's color scheme and provide easy access to showcase or conceal a collection of personal items. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Modern Style

Everything about this system is stylish and easy to locate, which makes getting ready a breeze. The artistic cabinetry created by California Closets features adjustable glass shelving to store a variety of accessories, perfumes and purses.

Space-Savvy

This wardrobe is created in a room that lacks any existing closet space. Designed by ClosetMaid, this functional focal point utilizes a balance of drawers, shevles and hanging space to store clothing and accessories.

Matching Design

The abundance of storage space in this wardrobe competes with a full walk-in closet. While organization is essential in closet planning, it's very important to consider how the closet system fits with the surrounding design elements. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

Old World and Functionality

Timeless, custom cabinetry with full-height storage neatly displays his and her belongings. This closet system, designed by Studio Becker, is made from Mahogany and can easily pass for a fine antique.

Dramatic Elements

Getting ready for a night out on the town is a treat in this space. Recessed lighting and elegant velvet curtains create a dramatic effect, showcasing this custom-designed, ClosetMaid wardrobe.

Wire System Wardrobes

For those on a budget a wire system wardrobe is a wonderful option. It can easily be installed and uninstalled, and is functional for almost any space. Photo courtesy of ClosetMaid

They can also be an attractive solution to rooms with no closets and be a useful tool for laundry rooms. When planning a closet space or storage area, be aware that clothes racks and portable closets are affordable and can be put together with virtually no tools.

Metal tubing systems, usually with wheels attached to the base, form the frame of most portable closets. They are available in white and titanium finishes but could be easily restyled with colored spray paint to add to your decor.

Some portable systems have a canvas outer shell that protects clothing hanging on racks. These are terrific for storing seasonal items and are great for school plays, benefit events and other special occasions when lots of clothes will need to stay safe, accessible and unwrinkled. They break down and can be easily stored when not needed as well.

Wire shelving racks and organization systems are the framework for many portable closet systems and, with wheels and fabric covers, are durable enough to become functional storage in your household.

Cloth or canvas covered systems use a variety of closures. It is important to choose the system and closure method that best suits your needs. If children need access to the contents, a velcro closure or a zipper with oversized teeth is more functional than one with small pulls or complicated snaps or buttons.

Portable closet systems, portable wardrobes and clothes racks are available in a wide variety of styles and qualities. They can offer attractive and practical solutions to rooms that don't have closets, are perfect for college students and can be taken apart and stored conveniently when not needed.

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