How to Drop Items in Stardew Valley

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Managing your inventory in Stardew Valley can be kind of a hassle. You need to trek around the town with tons of different tools, gifts and items. Depending on your farming goals, you could end up with a bunch of junk you don’t need. That leads you to spending a lot of time figuring out what to keep and what to get rid off. You could sort your inventory into chests, but there’s a lazier option. You can simply drop stuff on the ground and forget about it.

Dropping items will cause them to get deleted after a short time, so be careful. There are reasons to do this though. Perhaps you are playing multiplayer and simply want to drop an item so your partner can pick it up for themselves. This is handy if you’re helping a friend get their farm going.

How to Drop Items in Stardew Valley

Dropping items is simple, but it’s kind of a shotgun solution. The approach varies a bit by console or PC that you’re playing on. Look for the section below to learn what buttons and settings you need to use for each platform to clear some space.

How to Drop Items on PC

Doing this on PC is very basic and easy. Being a PC-led game, the mouse and keyboard are naturally very easy to use. First open up the inventory by pressing the E key. This brings up the items you have on your character. Click on an item with the mouse then drag it off the edge of the inventory UI. When you let go of the mouse button, it will drop the item on the ground nearby.

How to Drop Items on PlayStation and Xbox

Dropping items on most consoles is the same. For PlayStation and Xbox variants of the game, it’s very simple to do. Simply use the relevant button to open up the inventory, then hover the cursor over the item you wish to drop. Press X on it for PlayStation, or A for Xbox, to select and then drop said item. Now you can pick it back up by walking over it, or leave it there for someone to grab.

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How to Drop Items on Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch

To drop items in Stardew Valley on Switch, you need to alter some game settings first. The thing you need to do is make sure the option “Controller Style Menus” is turned off. This will allow you to open the inventory and drop items. Start by opening the inventory menu by using the + or B button. Then, select the item you wish to drop and press A. This will drop the item on the ground.

That’s all you need to know for each platform when it comes to how to drop items in Stardew Valley.

You can make some space in your inventory by using the trash can in the corner of the UI, this will delete any item placed into it, and can get rid of entire stacks of items you don’t need. It’s also a good idea to donate any unneeded items to the museum to make room as well. This also helps advance the story, so get it done.

You will often need the inventory space for many things. There are plenty of other collectible items you might need space for. Prismatic Shards are one of the best gift items in the game for many characters.  As you upgrade your farm with new silos and other elements, you will also need to cart around wood, stone and other materials. There are just so many items in this game that you often need to carefully manage your inventory for them. Being prepared by having the right items for romance questlines or future production is a good thing. But really, if you need to keep an item, it’s often better to have a chest to place it in back at your farm.

But if you find yourself getting overwhelmed, you could always delete your save and start over.

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