How to Store Furniture and Other Items | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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Learn how to store furniture and other items in your house in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch.

How to Store Furniture

Upgrade to a House to Unlock Storage Space

The only requirement to use the Storage feature is to upgrade your tent to a house. You'll need to pay the initial loan of 5,000 Miles to upgrade to a House, so be sure to get started on paying off your loan right away.
How to Get Nook Miles Fast

Select the Item Inside Your Home and Choose to “Put in Storage”

You can put almost any item in storage, exluding whole trees and flower plants, by selecting the item from your pockets and choosing to “Put in Storage”.

Open the Storage by Pressing the Right Arrow Button

To view the items inside your stage, press the Right Arrow button on the D-Pad to open up the storage. The items are sorted by categories which you can cycle through using the L and R buttons. Selecting the item allows you to put it back in your pockets, or placing the item inside your home when using Decorating Mode.

You can also view the number of items you have, and the max storage size on the lower left part of the strorage screen.

You Cannot Store Items Outside

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You cannot store items or access your storage from outside your home. Although, it is possible to drop items on the ground, but we do not recommend that as it decreases your island rating.

How to Store More Items

Upgrade Your House to Increase Max Storage Amount

Not only does upgrading your house increases the size and number of rooms, it also increases your storage space. Upgrading your house is a pain in the pockets, but it is definitely worth the Bells!
How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House

House Upgrades and Storage Amount

Upgrade No. Storage Amount
0 (Tent) 0
1 80
2 120
3 240
4 320
5 400
6 800
7 1600

Free Up Space Quickly by Using Trash Cans

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If there are items that you cannot put in your storage like trees and recipes, you can use trash cans to throw out items. You cannot get Bells in exchange, but it allows you to quickly open up your pocket space so you can pick up more items.List of Trash Cans and Waste Bins

Items that Cannot be Put in Storage

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Several items cannot be put in storage, and you will need to do other ways to get them out of your pockets like dropping them on the ground, or throwing them out in a trash can.

Items that Cannot be Stored
  • Trees (Can only be planted)
  • Flower Plants (You can store flower petals)
  • DIY Recipes (Can only be learned or dropped on the ground)
  • Equipped Tools (Put them away first)

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4 Anonymous4 months

Wish they have add on to increase the inventory space at home to unlimited. I'd like to pay even 😑

3 Anonymous7 months

>>2 Thank you for this, now I need to upgrade my house to have more slots.

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