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What is Storage for and where is it?

Storage is used to store anything harvested from farms, products made in facilities, for storing items you don't want to use yet and for moving items from one farm to another.

Your Storage has 2 sections, you access both by clicking on the Storage icon on the game bar. Image shown above. Then a window will open and at the top you will see:
  • Harvests & Products - You can not physically take anything out of this section. Everything in this section is either for using to make products, stocking services, trading or selling at market for profit. Some of these things can be sold to another farmer.
  • Items - Is where you can store items like tools, decorations, buildings, perhaps animals that you don't want to use at the time. Storage can be used to move them to another farm. These you can take in and out of storage. None of these things can be sold or given to another farmer.

NOTES:
  • Bait and manure for fertilizing farms are not stored in either of the Storage sections.
  • Bait when stored, goes to the appropriate waters you own.
    Freshwater bait goes to Rivers and Lakes, Seawater bait goes to Sea Coasts. The exception to this rule is any bait you send to a friend when you click on their bonus post, your share goes to storage, which you can use to stock the Fishing Tackle shop if you own one or just sell at market.
  • Manure is stored with the Manure Spreader.
  • You can not store animals until you own the second farm.

When there is a number in red on the storage icon that is how many of a harvested or produced item you have in storage. When you have more than 99 in it the red number changes to a + sign. This number has nothing to do with the amount of items you have in Item storage. Examples:


Both sections will be explained in more detail later in this Chapter. For now these are the basics:



Harvests & Products Storage
  1. The storing of what you, or someone you hire, harvests, chops, fishes from your farms, with tools like the harvest tool, axe and fishing rod or bigger tools, is automatic.
  2. When you harvest your Animal buildings - Chicken Coop (the one with the green roof), Wool Shed, Dairy Shed, Rabbit Hutch, Stables) - this is where the eggs, wool, rabbit fleece, horse hair etc is stored. Harvesting animals is not automatic, you have harvest them yourself, when they are ready, either from the building on the farm or from the Facility Manager.
  3. Products you make yourself in your facilities, are not automatically stored. When you have made products in your facilities you have to click the "Store" button to send them to your storage.
  4. Any products you earned when you helped a friend with their facilities automatically gets sent to your storage.
  5. Any harvests you earned when hired to work another farmers farms also automatically goes to storage.
When you open your storage for the first time it defaults to showing you the Harvests & Products section, but if you do not see it, all you do is click on the Harvests and Products button so it turns orange. Example below:



When making products in your facilities, the crops etc needed to make that item will automatically be taken from your Harvests & Products storage to make it. If you make a product that can then be used to make another product you must store the finished product in order for it to be able to be used to make the next item. Example: To make bread in the bakery, you must have enough wheat in storage to make flour in the windmill, you then make the flour. When the four is made you must store it from the windmill before it can be used to make bread in the bakery.

The Capacity Used top left of the window tell you how full the Harvests & Products section is. More details on this and the filters top right of the window are in Harvests & Products Storage Capacity and Filters



Item Storage is where you can store items you are not using, like decorations, buildings etc. When you have more than one farm , storage can be used to move items from one farm to another. To see what is in the Item section of storage you click on the Items button to turn it orange. Example below:


Your Capacity for this section is shown top left of the window. In the above example you can see this farmer has a total of 130 spaces and has used 3 of them. In most cases, each item will use one space, but there are exceptions. In the example above you can see only 3 spaces are used but there are 8 different items showing, that is because most animals do not count as using spaces, you can store as many of those as you like. Seasonal animals like the Mom and Baby Giraffe (Mothers Day category) are classed as a decoration so those do count. So, in the above example, the 3 spaces are used by the Autumn Flower Bed, Monster Candy Holder and the Pumpkin decorations.

How Item Capacity is calculated and used is explained in more details along with information on the filters and search tool top right in Item Storage Capacity and Filters

The +Add Capacity button, when clicked will show you a pop up of what is required to add more capacity. If you click the green check mark it will take you to the Invite tab where you can invite friends to play the game. Once they start playing, you can go to the My Neighbours tab to add them as a neighbour:











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Can I store everything in Item Storage?

Almost any Item can be placed into Item storage, as long as there is room left in your storage to store it. The Item Capacity and how you can increase it will be explained later in this Chapter. You start with a Capacity of 100 items.

When you first start playing you only have one farm so until you get your second farm you won't be able to add any animals that are on your farm to Item storage. When you have your second farm, you will be able to move animals from farm to farm as well as any other items.

The only things that can not be placed into Item storage are Fields and the Ground covers.
Fields can only be deleted.

To change a ground cover you just buy another one to replace the one you have. They all cost 100 coins except for the Grass with Guidelines (first purchase 35FC, 100 coins thereafter) and all except the Snow Cover are located at the bottom of the Paths/Ground section of the store.
The current Ground Covers are:
  • Grass (default) - what everyone starts with.
  • Grass with Guidelines (first purchase 35FC, 100 coins thereafter)
  • Tall Grass
  • Taller Grass
  • Dry Grass
  • Semi Dry Taller Grass
  • Autumn Grass
  • Light Brown Plain Land
  • Dark Brown Plain Land
  • Dusty Ground
  • Dirty Ground
  • Asphalt Ground
  • Sand Cover
  • Water Cover
  • Savannah Grass
  • Mulch Ground
  • Meadow Flowers
  • Slightly Rocky Grass
  • Rocky Grass
  • Rocky and Moss Ground
  • Snow Cover (is in the Winter section of the store, available at Level 10) The easiest way to find this one is to use the search box in the store. Start typing Snow Cover in the search box and it should pop into view.





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How do I get Items in and out of Item Storage?

There are several ways to get a single Item OR multiple Items in and out of your Item storage. Generally you have to do them one at a time. Some items you can do in bulk depending on the tools you own:


To store a Single Item or just a few of them:
Click on the item you want to send to Item Storage, then in the menu click on "Add To Storage". (remember, to add animals to Item storage you must own the second farm) Examples:



If you change your mind about storing an item and there is no Close Menu option, you can still either use the Esc key on your keyboard OR click on the green man in your game bar to close the menu.

To store larger amounts, without having to use the Add to Storage in the menu:
Click on the "Add to Item Storage" Tool located in the yellow Toolbox, then click the item you want to store. Click on the green man to stop using the tool.

To store Items in Bulk, sending them to Item storage:
This can be done when you own the Tower Crane. When you click on the tool then click on an Item you will see a confirmation window and some options for what and how many you can store. This does not work with Farm Cash Items or facilities.


To move multiple Animals from your farm and into their buildings on that farm:
Click on the "Add to Animal Building" Tool located in the yellow Toolbox, then click the animals you want to store. Click on the green man to stop using the tool. There must be enough room in the animal building to house the animals. Maximum of 250 of each type for regular animal sheds, 500 of each type for super sheds.

To move multiple animals, in bulk, from the farm into their buildings on the farm:
You can do this when you own the Herding Robot. As long as there is room in the animal buildings for them, it will store as many as will fit.

Moving multiple Animals from Item Storage to their buildings on the farm:
You need to have enough space in the animal sheds on your farm to put them in.
  • Go to a farm that has animal sheds with space for animals.
  • Open your Item storage, and change the filter to "Animals"
  • Hover over the box with the animal in it that you want to store into the shed and you will see "Move".
  • Click "Move" and the animals will go into the appropriate shed. IF you have a lot of animals, it will store as many animals as you have room for in the shed.


To get an Item out of storage:
First you must have at least that category showing in your games preferences (eg Show Buildings) AND you must have a clear spot on your farm where nothing else is occupying that space, preferably slightly bigger than the item you are trying to place. If you can't remember what is on the farm then you need to add a check mark to all the "Show...." options in the top section of preferences so you can see where there is space to put it.



Find the Item in your Item storage then hover over the box of the Item and you will see Use, click Use to pick up the item.




When there is no room for the item to be placed the bottom of the item will be red , when the item can be placed the bottom of the item is green. Example: the barn on the left can not be placed, the barn on the right can be placed.



When you have more than one of the item, it will continue to let you place them one at a time until you either run out of them to use or you click the green man to stop placing them.


For trees and flowers it is possible to plant those, from storage, in bulk in various different patterns when you own at least one of the Multiplanters.






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Item Storage Filters:

This is an example of what you could see in Item Storage:



The drop down arrow on All lets you filter your storage to a specific category. To change what you are viewing, click on the little arrow, scroll down the menu and click on the option you want.

The categories are: All, Seasonal, Animals, Buildings, Facilities, Farm Decor, Fences,Flags, Fun, Furniture,Motion, Other, Paths/Ground, People, Ponds, Ships, Tools, Trains, Trees, Winter, Seasonal - Easter, Seasonal - Fathers Day, Seasonal - Halloween, Seasonal - Holidays, Seasonal - Memorial Day, Seasonal - Mothers Day, Seasonal - Saint Patricks Day, Seasonal - Thanks giving, Seasonal - Valentines Day.


The Search Icon will let you search your storage for a particular item. If you are not sure what category your item would be in make sure you have the drop down filter shown above, set to All.

To use Search, click on the icon and a box will appear that you can type in. Start typing the name of the item you are looking for. As you type, anything in your storage meeting that criteria will come into view. The arrows let you scroll up and down through the options if there are many items that include the word you typed. The red X closes the search box.



The A-Z Filter will let you sort your Storage by
  • Alphabetically
    Stored Amount


Item Storage Capacity:
You start of with an Item Storage Capacity of 100 items.

The total Capacity and Usage is displayed in the top left of the storage screen (remember this is for items only) The following example shows a storage capacity of 14120 and 1391 spaces used.



The tiny little ? to the left of those will give you a little more information about how the capacity is used.
  • Each item uses one space, except when it's a gift item like a Cork Oak Tree from the gift page, you can store 4 of those per space, whereas a store bought tree like a Pine tree will use one per space.
  • You can store an unlimited amount of Animals in the Animal category, like collie dog, hens, geese, cows etc. Seasonal animals like the Mom and Baby Giraffe (Mothers Day category) are classed as a decoration so those do count.
  • You can store an unlimited amount of Farm Cash Items.

It is possible to increase the Item Capacity by increasing the amount of neighbours you have. The amount of Neighbours you can have can vary from around 80 to 110. When you are at maximum for the amount of Neighbours you can have when you go to the My Neighbours tab you will see a message in red "Your neighbour list is full. Please remove some neighbours before you add more."

You start with a Capacity of 100.
Each neighbour increases your capacity by 15.
Having 10 neighbours, for example, will create an additional 150 spaces in your storage (10 x 15 = 150).

Examples:
  • 0 neighbours - Your Capacity is 100.
  • 1 neighbour - Your Capacity is 100 plus 15 giving you a Total Capacity of 115.
  • 2 neighbours - Your Capacity is 100 plus 30 giving you a Total Capacity of 130.
  • 5 neighbours - Your Capacity is 100 plus 75 giving you a Total Capacity of 175.
  • 10 neighbours - Your Capacity is 100 plus 150 giving you a Total Capacity of 250.
  • 30 neighbours - Your Capacity is 100 plus 450 giving you a Total Capacity of 550.
... and so forth.


You can increase your ITEM storage further by purchasing the Super storage sheds. You can find them in the "Tools" section of the store. Once bought place them in your storage to update your Item storage capacity.

The Red super storage shed doubles your item storage capacity.
The Orange super storage shed makes your item storage 4 times as big
The Green super storage shed makes your item storage 6 times as big.
The Purple super storage shed makes your item storage 8 times as big.


Note: You must first purchase the Red super storage before you can by the Orange super storage and so on.

To get the maximum Item Capacity possible, start by getting as many neighbours as you can and then if that is not enough for your needs, also get the storage sheds.





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Harvests & Products Storage Capacity and Filters

The Harvests & Products section is where various products from your farms and facilities are stored. For example: harvested crops from your fields, harvest from your trees, milk from your cows and your goats, cheese and butter from the dairy.

Harvests & Products Storage Capacity:
Top left of the Harvests & Products section of your Storage there is a Capacity Used bar to help you know when that section of storage is getting full. This is your limit for the Harvests & Products section ONLY. In the example below the bar is showing 62% full.

If the Capacity Used bar reaches 100% at any time, you are at maximum! If you try to store more, you will likely lose all or some of a product(s) or harvests will no longer make it to storage.

To prevent this from happening, check this capacity regularly, store products made in your facilities often, cash out regularly and sell anything you don't need like non-ingredients. The time to check this daily is if the Capacity is showing at or over 90%. When it's that high, the more facilities you have, the more often you are going to need to store and cash out. If you need to, and have large amounts of anything, consider if you are going to be able to use them and if not sell half or at least a portion of them. Selling from Storage is also explained later in this chapter.



The Filters and how to search Harvest & Products Storage:

The drop down arrow on All lets you filter your storage to a specific category. To change what you are viewing, click on the little arrow, scroll down the menu and click on the option you want. The categories are:
  • All
  • Crops
  • From Trees
  • Logs
  • Tree Fruits
  • Flowers
  • Fish
  • Animal Products
  • From Facilities
  • From Facilities (Export)
  • Ingredients from Facilities
  • Non- Ingredients - these are anything not currently used to make a product or stock a service facility. Example: Crown of Thorns and Pink Tulips are flowers that may be used for decoration, as they can be harvested you can sell those harvests for profit.
  • Non-Ingredients (for me) - is anything that you can not use yet, as you don't own the facilities that use them. You might choose to sell all of them or part of them for profit.

The Search Icon will let you search your storage for a particular item. If you are not sure what category your item would be in make sure you have the drop down filter shown above, set to All.

To use it, click on the icon and a box will appear that you can type in. Start typing the name of the item you are looking for. As you type, anything in your storage meeting that criteria will come into view. The arrows let you scroll up and down through the options if there are many items that include the word you typed. The red X closes the search box.


The A-Z Filter will let you sort your Storage by
  • Alphabetically
  • Stored Amount
  • Ingredient Importance - will show products from the more important to the less important based on all available facilities in the game, not only those that you own, so for example, if you do not own any of the restaurants the Flour will still appear high in the list.
  • Ingredient Importance (for me) - will take into account the facilities that you currently own, so in this case, if you do not own any of the restaurants, the Flour will appear lower in the list and you will see in the top of the list only the ingredients that are more important to the facilities that you already own.
  • Total Price





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Selling from Storage or Gift Box:

When you want to sell your harvests/products/ gifts or items that are in your storage or gift box, you have to go to Market to sell them.



Click on the Map Icon and go to the Trade Marketplace (Sell and Buy). You can sell at the Job Marketplace (Work and Hire) but that one is intended mainly for those looking to hire others and those looking for work, so if you don't want to do those, it would be better to go to the sellers market so no-one tries to hire you.

You will then see a message from Tom. Click on "I want to sell my harvests or gifts" then in the second message click on "OK. Show me your prices". The second message is timed, if you do not click it your storage will open automatically.



If by mistake you clicked the wrong option or you decided to do something else in the market and then wanted to sell your goods you can simply click on Tom and then you will see the message above again. This is what he looks like at the Marketplaces. To see the items he stands next to, you would need to have decorations, buildings and tools showing in your preferences. The picture on the left is the Trade Marketplace, the picture on the right is the Job Marketplace.



When your Storage opens, you will then see something like this, but it will be your products:



Top left of the window is the Total Value of what you have in storage according to which section and filter you are viewing.

There are 3 sections to choose from:
  • Storage - This is your Harvests and Products Storage, where harvests from working farms and products from facilities are.
  • Gifts - This is your Gift box. Any gifts you have accepted but not stored yet will show up here.
  • Items - This is where the items you stored from your farms are, like buildings , decorations etc.

Click on whichever section your item is in that you want to sell. When you have chosen the tab it will turn orange. The above picture shows it set to the Storage section and All filter is selected.


Selling from the Storage section:

Top right of the window the drop down arrow next to All lets you filter your storage to
  • All
  • Crops
  • From Trees
  • Logs
  • Tree Fruits
  • Flowers
  • Fish
  • Animal Products
  • From Facilities
  • From Facilities (Export)
  • Ingredients from Facilities
  • Non- Ingredients - these are anything not currently used to make a product or stock a service facility. Example: Crown of Thorns and Pink Tulips are flowers that may be used for decoration, as they can be harvested you can sell those harvests for profit.
  • Non-Ingredients (for me) - is anything that you can not use yet, as you don't own the facilities that use them. You might choose to sell all of them or part of them for profit.


The A-Z Filter will let you sort your Storage by
  • Alphabetically - listed A-Z
  • Stored Amount - least amount is shown first
  • Ingredient Importance - will show products from the more important to the less important based on all available facilities in the game, not only those that you own, so for example, if you do not own any of the restaurants the Flour will still appear high in the list.
  • Ingredient Importance (for me) - will take into account the facilities that you currently own, so in this case, if you do not own any of the restaurants, the Flour will appear lower in the list and you will see in the top of the list only the ingredients that are more important to the facilities that you already own.
  • Total Price - least amount in coin value to most.
  • Selected - items that have a check mark in the box for selling. New Non-ingredients will automatically have a check mark unless you remove it to prevent it being sold using "Sell Selected"



The drop down arrow to the right of "Sell Half of Selected", depending on which of the above filters you chose, will let you choose from
  • Sell Half of Selected
  • Sell Selected
  • Sell Half of all
  • Sell All

For example Non Ingredients, Non Ingredients(for me) and From Facilities (export) will allow you to Sell All, but other options will not to stop you accidentally selling everything you may need for facilities. The 'Sell All' option is also the default option when you change the filter to one of these.

Once you have made your choices clicking the blue button will sell those items and your coins will be added to your total.


You can also sell a percentage of a particular item in storage if you wish. Hover over the box of one of your products and you will see 4 blue buttons : Sell All, Half, 33%, 10%. Click one of those buttons to sell the amount you choose.


It is also possible to sell a limited amount of Primary products from your Harvests & Products section to another farmer. For full details on how to do that see Chapter 10 of the Game Guide Buying and selling between farmers.



Selling from the Gifts section (your Gift Box):
  • You can not sell half or a portion of any one item that is in your Gift Box. You can only sell All of an item. If you wish to sell a portion you would have to store it then find it in the Storage section and then sell it from there.
  • You can not sell what is showing in your Gift Box to another farmer.
  • You can not sell any ingredients sent to your gift box, those will not show up in your Gift box at market, they have to be stored from the Gift box when you are on your farm.

You ONLY have an A-Z filter. This lets you sort by
  • Alphabetically
  • Stored Amount
  • Total Price

All gifts that are the same are added up and combined in the same box.
This is an example of a few gifts in the gift box:



You get 20 cow milk per gift, the example shows 160 so that is 8 gifts of cow milk.
You get 400 freshwater bait per gift, the example shows 3,200 so that is 8 gifts of freshwater bait.
You get 1 decoration per gift, the example shows 4 heart lantern, so that is 4 gifts of heart lantern.


Selling from the Items section:

Top right of the window the drop down arrow next to All lets you filter your storage to many different categories. Use the scroll bar to the right to see all options. These are all the categories:



If you have more than one of the same item, when you hover over the box of that item you will also have an option to sell Half. Example:



The A-Z filter lets you sort by
  • Alphabetically
  • Stored Amount
  • Total Price





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