How To Organize Chests In Minecraft?

Any Minecraft base has storage rooms that keep your valuables. Meaning, you spend a bunch of time in these rooms dropping off and picking up valuables that will help your game.

And since you’re spending a lot of time there, why not make it appear organized and practical? When managing a good storage room, consider practicality, organization, and safety.

In this article, I will share steps on how to organize chests and storage rooms, in general, so read on and you will have a tidy, epic Minecraft storage room in record time.

What Categories Should I Sort My Chests in Minecraft?

When you complete your storage room, stay consistent with your organization across all the multiplayer and single-player worlds that you play on. I suggest making general categories for everything.

The main categories you come up with differ between players. Therefore, how many chests and how many categories you make, depends on you. Organize your storage room in a way that’s convenient for you. Below, I have compiled a couple of suggestions you can consider and use.


Use this category for things you find in the natural world such as leaves, tall grass, cactus, saplings, etc.


This category should contain anything associated with wood-like planks, logs, boats, fences, signs, sticks, etc.

Mob drops

The mob drops should contain anything a mob might have left behind that’s not a potion ingredient and food including feathers, ender pearls, eggs, rotten flesh, etc.


Obviously, the food category should contain anything food related such as carrots, bread, chicken, beef, pork chops, etc,


The stone category should contain anything stone-related like granite, cobblestone, stone, obsidian, etc.


Anything dye-color-related should be kept in the colorful category. For instance, you can store concrete, glass, dyes, terracotta, wool, and similar stuff in this category.


The combat category makes the perfect spot for anything weapon-related that can help your game such as swords, armor, bow, trident, TNT, etc.


When you dig up anything underground such as coal, gold, iron, diamonds, and similar items, put them in this category.


Anything tool-related that you don’t need at the moment but have in your possession can be safely kept in the tool section. Use this category for things like a fishing rod, shovel, hoe, etc.


The mining category can be filled with the tools that you need when going mining like pickaxes, buckets, torches, etc.


Tools associated with potions or brewing should be stored in the brewing section. For example, potions, brewing stands, cauldrons, potion ingredients, etc.


You can use the Nether category for all items and blocks about the Nether dimension like Nether brick stairs and slabs, Nether bricks, Netherrack, gold nuggets, etc.


You can use the End section for all the items and blocks about the End dimension such as Shulker boxes, Chorus plants, End stones, etc.


Things associated with Redstone can be stored in this section. For instance, you can store your Redstone repeaters, Redstone torches, Redstone, piston, and other items in the mechanism category.


I would suggest storing all those things that don’t fit in any of the mentioned categories in a separate one called miscellaneous. For example, books and quill, and similar items can be kept in this section.

Magic items

Keep your enchanted items such as enchanted books in a category called magic items. That way, you can easily find items that will help your game.

Mass junk

After some time, most players accumulate multiple double chests, each of different items like sand, dirt, gravel, and similar items. You can store these things in a mass junk category.

Other junk

Similar to mass junk, the other junk category makes a perfect spot for all those things you rarely need in your game such as different tools, damaged armor, and other similar stuff.

Trophy items

You can place your trophies, rare items, and other things like the Heart of the Sea, Nether Star, Dragon egg that aren’t easy to get in this section.

Shared stash

Making a shared stash category can be useful on a multiplayer server where you’re playing with friends so that they will if they can take some dirt.

Extra Tips

Many things can be placed in multiple categories. For instance, most foods would also fit into natural or mob drops categories.

You can also organize chests according to where they’re in the creative inventory. You can use labels like decoration blocks, building blocks, key tools, Redstone, etc.

Keep in mind that this doesn’t work if you have a large supply of things. However, if this is the case, you can easily split each category between two separate chests.

At the entrance of your base or house, you can also have a temporary chest for anything that you find, so you can go farming while you keep your building or mining setup in a very accessible place. It’s also a good idea to have a chest for stuff that needs to be organized.

That way, you won’t be encouraged to just put different things in random spots when you need to clear out your inventory asap.

Keep It Practical, Organized, And Protected

Keep in mind that your storage room should be practical for your needs.

For instance, if it’s too big, you can find yourself running around a lot. Therefore, make the smallest storage room for the things you want to store while still having a bit of expansion area. Additionally, ensure your chests aren’t hard to reach. If you put your chests too high up, it will be harder for you to store your items. Finding the items with great ease is also important.

I would highly suggest that you label your chests properly with item frames or signs. That way, you know what items belong to what chest.

You can also divide your chests into different sections. Use some of the categories I’ve suggested above! For example, once your chest for wool is full, you can have a chest for each wool color. It’s a lot easier to handle different categories.

Finally, I want to remind you of the importance of safety. It depends on the type of game mode or server. However, make sure your items aren’t exposed and hide your storage room.

You can even build your storage room deep underground for extra safety.