How to upgrade house storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Winter update

The house storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons is normally capped at 1,600 items, and that includes both stacks and individual items. If you’re like me and have a treasure trove of outfits, decorations and seasonal materials cluttering up the place, you might be running out of space. You have to normally upgrade your house all the way to the fully expanded two floors and basement to get the full house storage amount.

With the debut of the new holiday update on November 19, Animal Crossing New Horizons has finally increased the cap on items per player. The new limit is 2,400 total items/stacks. That means when you reach the final level of housing in the game, at the cost of millions of Bells, there’s one more thing to get. To help here’s our how to upgrade house storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons guide.

How to upgrade house storage in Animal Crossing New Horizons

If you want to ugprade your storage to the full 2,400 items, you need to do a few things first. You will want to keep in mind that you need to complete all of the other upgrades first. You will need millions of Bells to make this work. Either you’re going to have to get lucky with mining and the like a lot, or you should invest in fruit trees.

Here are all the housing upgrades in ACNH, in order and with their cost in Bells:

  • 5,000 Miles – Initial moving cost
    • Room Size: 4×4
    • Storage Size: –
  • 98,000 Bells – Upgrade from a tent to a house
    • Room Size: 6×6
    • Storage Size: 80
  • 198,000 Bells – Increased house size
    • Room Size: 8×8
    • Storage Size: 120
  • 348,000 Bells – Additional room in the back
    • Room Size: 6×6
    • Storage Size: 240
  • 548,000 Bells –  Additional room on the left side, additional customization options
    • Room Size: 6×6
    • Storage Size: 320
  • 758,000 Bells – Additional room on the right side, Door customization unlocked
    • Room Size: 6×6
    • Storage Size: 400
  • 1,248,000 Bells – Addition of second floor, Increased Home size
    • Room Size: 10×6
    • Storage Size: 800
  • 2,498,000 Bells – Addition of basement, 1 free house customization a day unlocked
    • Room Size: 10×6
    • Storage Size: 1,600
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Expanding the storage to 2,400

To get the final upgrade, head over to Resident Services and speak to Tom Nook. Pick the About my home… option and select Expand Storage.

The new upgrade costs 500,000 Bells and you must pay it upfront. Tom Nook will not issue another loan for it. And you must also have all your existing loans paid off first as well. It’s a very expensive endeavor, but it’s worth it for those long-term players who have already amassed a ton of items.

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