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How to Get More Storage in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing character putting items in storage
Animal Crossing character putting items in storage / Photo by Ashley Cortez

House storage continues to be a limiting feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once the player upgrades from a tent to an actual house, their storage starts off at 80 slots and, with enough bells, can eventually be increased to a total of 5,000 slots.

While the process is always going to be expensive, the upgrade is a necessity for those who want to collect cool furniture sets or have a lot of clothing in their closets.

Many storage upgrades are included with house upgrades, so talking to Tom Nook and paying off debt will not only increase the amount of items that can be in storage, but will also increase the size of your home.

Tom Nook will ask the player where they'd like a room expansion or if they'd like a new room added to the house, so the choice is completely up to those playing the game.

How to Get More Storage in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

After the last house upgrade, the player can go to Tom Nook and begin the conversation by choosing the option "About my house...", which then gives the option to for the player to say "Expand my Storage".

To get the last and largest storage upgrade of 5,000 slots, players must have previously paid off all their debt. This means that players have to have completed their house by adding the basement to it, which leaves the player with 1,600 slots worth of storage.

After that, the option to add on up to four more storage upgrades is available. The prices on these upgrades range from 500,000 bells to 1,200,000.

The prices of these separate storage upgrades may be cheaper than the house upgrades but, unlike the house upgrades, these prices must be paid in full upfront.