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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Increase Your House Storage

by Liana Ruppert on Nov 23, 2020 at 03:57 PM

The Winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here and gives players a chance to increase that needed house storage. For those with Big Time Plans for those islands, here is how you can increase your house storage in New Horizons. 

How to increase your house storage in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Look, I'm not here to judge. The house storage in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a lot, but if you went to your limit already? It's OK, boo, we're here to help. With so many events happening back-to-back with new DIY recipes, new characters to impress, and creativity expanding, it's pretty easy to reach max capacity. Luckily, you can increase that house storage if needed. 

The previous limit for storage was set for 1600 items, but the new Winter update has upgraded that to 2400. So how do you get that 2400 total space when looking to let that creative flag fly? It's not terribly difficult, but there are a few necessary prerequisites. 

First things first, you're going to need to make sure that your house is fully upgraded with the three rooms outside of the walk-in area. This will also include an upstairs room and a basement (but not the creepy kind, unless you want it to be the creepy kind). 

Next up, you'll want to make sure that your house loan to Nook is completely paid off. If that's not done, no dice on the upgrade. 

If the above prerequisites are met, the next step is super easy. Simply find Tom Nook in Resident Services and talk to him about upgrading. Just make sure you have the cash to back up the request, because purchasing the additional space will set you back 500,000 Bells. (We know)

And that's it! That's how you can increase your house storage space in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To learn more about the Winter update, you can check out our previous coverage here. Happy building! 

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