Animal Crossing Inventory

Item storage has been something of a headache in Animal Crossing games since they began, and when you boot up Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the first time, you'll notice that you only have two rows of storage – that's space for 20 items in total.

That might seem like a lot initially, but you'll soon fill that up as you go about your daily business and acquire an axe, a shovel, a vaulting pole, a ladder and the like. However, you can expand your storage to a total of 40 items, making things much more manageable and enabling you to carry a lot more material back from your Nook Miles Ticket island raids.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - How To Expand Your Item Storage

The good news is that expanding your inventory capacity is pretty easy. As you progress through the game you can unlock 'pocket stuffing guides' on the Nook Stop terminal in the Resident Services tent.

There are two in total – one unlocks when you upgrade your house and unlock Nook Miles+, and the other when Resident Services upgrades to being a proper brick-and-mortar, town hall-style building.

Once you've done that, you'll be able to hold twice as much junk as when you started the game. Hurrah!

Don't forget to check out our exhaustive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide for more tips and tricks!