1. Start with a good foundation.
In a pinch, any chair can be used for a chairdrobe. However, some features will improve the chair’s usability.
A chair with a square top and pointy knobs is easier to use than a chair with a round top. Large piles of clothing tend to slide off a round top.
A chair with arms on the sides will hold more than a chair without arms.
A chair with rungs under the seat allows better space utilization. Shoes or hats can be stacked in multiple layers without items becoming overly squashed.
2. Fearlessly pile clothes, and then pile some more.
After all, this is the primary purpose of a chairdrobe. It is extremely easy to use and very accessible. Indeed, the development of a chairdrobe can occur almost without any extra thought or effort on your part.
3. Supplement with the floordrobe and the beddrobe, as needed.
The floordrobe and beddrobe are particularly useful when you are unable to find a particular item of clothing. Sometimes riffling through the pile of clothing does not work and more thorough searching is necessary.
Simply remove each article of clothing from the chairdrobe and place on the floordrobe or beddrobe until the desired article is found.
This often has the side-benefit of revealing clothes you forgot you owned. It’s almost like going on a shopping trip, without all the expense.
4. Know when to purge the chairdrobe.
The chairdrobe is ready for purging when it can no longer be ignored. It will begin to lurk; to have a presence of its own; often expanding out to block access to other parts of the room. For example, a person of my acquaintance, who lives in a trailer, reported that her husband’s chairdrobe began to block access to the closet, the bathroom and the refrigerator.
This is how you know it is time for a purge: You walk into the room, and out of the corner of your eye a creature will loom. Whirling around, heart in your throat, you see – The Chairdrobe.
Purge immediately by moving all items to the laundry room.