It’s probably safe to say that, while it’s a useful and challenging gameplay mechanic, inventory management is not always the most thrilling aspect of an otherwise great game. As Stardew Valley fans know well, managing slots crammed full of goods is an important part of growing a flourishing farm, but it can take some work to get all your stuff where it needs to be. Handily, a new Stardew Valley mod helps to make it a breeze.
Creator gaussfire’s aptly named Convenient Inventory mod adds some new features to the player’s inventory, which makes keeping on top of it all a lot easier. As the modder describes, managing your backpack full of materials and other goodies becomes a bit of a repetitive process after a while: “open chest, deposit items, close chest, open chest, deposit items, close chest, open chest, deposit items, close chest…” and so on. But, the modder proffers a handy alternative: “What if you could stow away all the items taking up space in your backpack, instantly, while keeping the important ones?”
The mod adds a new feature that lets you quick stack to nearby chests, which shows up as a new button in the inventory UI. Hit that, and you’ll send your items to – yep, you guessed it – chests lying around within a certain range (assuming they’ve got capacity). It’s not clear what this range is by default, but it seems the mod’s config options let you set this yourself in terms of number of tiles from the player character.