How to Reorder Pocket Inventory in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Changing the positions of the items in your pocket in Animal Crossing New Horizons is an extremely useful feature. It allows you to rearrange stuff so that the tool you constantly use are placed in a more convenient manner. Sadly, the game doesn’t explain how to perform this task, or even that it’s possible. That’s why we’ve decided to write this guide, to show you how to reorder pocket inventory in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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How to Reorder Pocket Inventory in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to rearrange items in pocket inventory?

In order to change item positions in your pocket, you first have to open it. Hold X to access the inventory, then hover the cursor over the item you want to move. Press and hold A, and the cursor will soon change from a pointing hand to a grabbing one. While still holding down A, move the item to the slot you want it to occupy. Release the button and the object will stay firmly in its new place. That’s all there is to it – it’s simple and effective. It’s just a shame the game doesn’t teach you how to do it properly.

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Since you’ll constantly add and remove stuff from your pockets, it’s great that there’s a way to move it around and rearrange it to your liking. For instance, we like having all the tools in a bunch, which makes it easier to switch between them as needed. You might want to go even further, sequestering materials in one corner, tools in another and so on. From our experience, any long term divisions won’t work out simply because of the transient nature of things – old stuff is spent, new stuff comes along, and everything is automatically placed in the first free slot of your unnervingly deep pockets.

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