Upgrade House Storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons

In the Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter update (called 1.6.0) there was a new addition added to expand your house storage. This new upgrade increases the storage capacity from 1,600 items to 2,400 items. This means all you hoarders out there now have more room to dump items. With that said getting the upgrade can be a bit confusing. To help here’s our how to upgrade house storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons guide below.

Purchase Upgrade From Tom Nook

After downloading the Winter update (1.6.0), launch the game. You’ll discover a new letter from Nook Inc. waiting for you in your mailbox. This letter informs you about an expanded storage upgrade available for purchase at Resident Services.

To acquire the upgrade for your house, head over to Resident Services and speak with Tom Nook. Choose the “About my home…” option, and then select “Expand Storage.” This upgrade costs 500,000 Bells upfront, with no loan involved. After paying the 500,000 Bells, you’ll need to wait until the next real-life day for the construction to finish.

On the following real-life day, you’ll receive a notification that your house storage has been expanded. This means you can now store a total of 2,400 items, up from the previous limit of 1,600 items. If you have a surplus of items you want to store, this purchase is a no-brainer. With the increased capacity, you can retain items that you may have had to sell off in the past. That covers all the steps you need to know to upgrade your house storage.

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