Disney Dreamlight Valley has lots of resources, and players will need more and more of them as the game progresses. Of course, all these materials can leave players with a full backpack. As more items have been added over numerous updates, managing inventory is more important than ever before.
Since players only get 21 slots in the backpack by default, managing inventory can be tricky. This detailed guide will share some useful tips on how to manage inventory in Disney Dreamlight Valley along with how it can be expanded.
How to Manage Inventory and Get More Storage in Disney Dreamlight Valley
As depicted in the video, players can increase the size of their backpacks by selecting the Expand button. It can be expensive though, so players may need to farm some Star Coins first. Even with a fully expanded backpack, players will still need more space for items.
Craft Storage Chests
Crafting storage chests is a great way to increase storage in Disney Dreamlight Valley. There are three different sizes of these chests, i.e., small, medium, and large. The small chest offers 16 slots and can be made using 25 x softwood and 25 x stone. The medium chest has 32 slots and requires 25 x hardwood, 5 x iron ingots, and 1,000 Dreamlight, while the large chest comes with 48 slots and can be crafted using 25 x dark wood, 5 x gold ingots, and 5,000 Dreamlight.
Since softwood and stones are available in the Plaza and Peaceful Meadow, beginners can craft small chests during their early hours in the game. With the aforementioned materials in hand, players can head to a crafting station, go to the ‘Functional Items’ tab, and craft chests. Once done, players can place it anywhere in the valley using the ‘furniture’ mode. It is pertinent to mention that, unlike the backpack, storage chests cannot be upgraded.
Expand the Backpack
Players can also expand their backpacks to get more slots. To expand it for the first time, they will have to spend 5,000 Star Coins. The second upgrade, however, will cost players 20,000 Star Coins. Therefore, crafting a storage chest is a more viable option for beginners. To expand the backpack, simply open the inventory and click ‘Expand’. Those who don’t have enough cash can sell gems, complete friendship quests, and sell meals at Goofy’s Stalls to earn Star Coins.
Upgrade the House
Alternatively, players can also upgrade their house to get more storage. Players do have a house in the Plaza by default, but they’ll soon realize they need more storage. To upgrade the house for the first time, interact with the Scrooge McDuck’s sign outside the house and pay 1,000 Star Coins. Apart from transferring items to the storage, players can also leave them on the floor in their house and collect them later, though this is a messier method for storing items.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.