We know that the customization possibilities in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are nearly endless, but the options go a step further than we ever thought for the exterior of your house!
Believe it or not, it’s actually possible to pick up your house’s mailbox and put it away into your pockets like any other item allowing you to move it from its original location to the left of your home. That’s a completely new feature for Animal Crossing!
The most obvious use for this feature is to simply move your mailbox to the other side of your door, but the possibilities are far more reaching than that as you can actually place your mailbox anywhere, even if it’s many tiles away from your house.
If you’re feeling creative, you could take this feature to the next level and design an entire separate area of your island around the mailbox! A lot of people don’t actually get mail at their house and have to walk to a community mailbox so this could be more realistic for them too.
Or you could just move it a few tiles away from your house, allowing you more space to properly decorate around the exterior of your home. When I first started in New Horizons, I wanted to place a Tiki Torch on each side of my door, but wasn’t able to on the left side due to the mailbox.
Thanks to this new feature, I was recently able to move the mailbox and place the second Tiki Torch in the exact same position on the left side making for a nice symmetrical layout! I can only imagine all of the fun possibilities fans will come up with.
How To Move Your Mailbox in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To move your own mailbox from your house, all you have to do is stand in front of it and press the Y Button. Then open your inventory to find the mailbox item in your pockets, which you can place down basically anywhere.
One small quirk about this feature though is that pushing the mailbox around doesn’t seem to be possible — you have to pick up and drop for each move. I’m not sure exactly why, but it could be due to the animations when you have new mail.
If you’re not able to pick up your mailbox though, then your home hasn’t been expanded enough and you’ll need to upgrade the house further before you can move it. We believe the feature is unlocked starting when your second extra room is added as part of the 548,000 Bells loan.
Anyway, that’s basically all there is to know about moving your mailbox in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Let me know in the comments if you’ve created anything cool taking advantage of this fun new feature for the Animal Crossing series.