Speak to Pelly in the town hall (or Phyllis, if it's at night) and choose "Save a Letter". You can save up to 75 letters, and you can attach gifts/items to these letters so you can keep 75 items in the post office, plus the 90 items in the dressers, and you can do this with all 4 characters, for maximum item storage.
To make animals stay in their houses, simply go to the gate, and ask Copper to open the gates for DS to DS visitors. After the gates are open, your animals will stay in their houses. This makes deliverys VERY easy if you are having trouble finding certain animals, or if you are trying to look at a certain animal's house and they don't stay inside much.
When one of your villagers is sick, you'll have to give him/her some Medicine every day for about a week to cure him/her, but an easier way to cure him/her is to get on WiFi or multiplayer, then the villager will be immediately cured when someone visits your town.
1) Grab a shirt or pattern.
2) Drag it to the lower left corner.
3) It'll be over an invisible space, drop it.
This is a really easy trick. Just buy 10 letters, leave them blank, than pull an item onto it so that it becomes a present. Tada, 10 extra slots.
If an animal in your town has furniture in his or her house that you want, send them seashells, unwanted furniture, or fossils to them in the mail. They'll usually put these gifts in their house, displacing whatever was there before. Check the recycle bin at your Town Hall and the item you wanted from their house may be in there.
Talk to Tortimer during the Flower Fest for a free pack of flowers!
If you go up and talk to Tortimer at the Fishing Tourney and you don't have a fishing rod with you, he should give you his. It's just a normal fishing rod, but hey, it's free.
While the bug contest is going on, talk to tortimer and and he will give you a free bug net. This only works if you don't have a bug net on you already.
Your first house's roof color can be customized, believe it or not. Simply change your DS's menu color from the DS setup screen and your house will have that same roof color. NOTE: this only works with the color you have set when you first move into a house.
If you have a TV, make sure you pay attention when the weather show is on. It'll tell you, in pictures, how the weather will be the next day. It'll either show a picture with the sun for a clear day, or clouds with snowflakes for snow, or rain etc. This is important if you want to catch a Coelacanth.
To get the Retro Animal Crossing note to listen to at your house, tell K.K. Slider this request.
This song is the full version of the gamecube AC. If you don't have the game, but you do have AC for the Gamecube, and are just surfing the site, Then to hear "Forest Life" on the Gamecube, just turn the game on and open the disc cover as soon as you see the train monkey.
Hit all the rocks in town with either a shovel or an axe until you find one that releases a money bag when you do. Continue to hit it as many times as you can until it finally stops releasing bags of money. With every hit you do, the rock will release more gold. This can be done once a day.
Water dying black roses with the golden watering can, and they will return as golden roses the next day.
To change your skin tone, stay outside during summer, when it's most warm. After a few minutes of spending time outdoors, find any building to enter. You will notice your skin will have what only this season can give you. After a week or so, the tan will disappear unless you have been outside lately. Unlike the Gamecube version, this tan can range from being to very light to being seriously dark.
Whenever you enter the Able Sisters store and try to talk to Sable (the hedgehog sitting behind the sewing machine in the back left corner), she usually just ignores you, or tries to tell you talk to her sister because she's busy. To develop a "friendship" with Sable, you must talk to her at least once every day for a number of days. Eventually, she will start having conversations with you, and even thank you for stopping by.
If you town becomes covered in weeds there will also be clvoer patches. If you are lucky, you will pull up a four leaf clover. This is pretty rare however, most patches you dig up will not contain the clover. The clover can then be used as an accessory in you character's hair, or if you place it in your house it will act as a bookmark in a book.
|Golden Axe||Trade a scallop seashell to Pascal for the golden axe.|
|Golden Bug Net||Catch every type of bug once.|
|Golden Fishing Rod||Catch every type of fish once.|
|Golden Shovel||Bury a regular shovel in the ground, and then dig it up a full day later. It will then be golden.|
|Golden Slingshot||Shoot 15 items out of the sky, then you get it if you shoot it down.|
|Golden Watering Can||Keep the environment perfect for 16 days in a row. Pelly or Phyllis will reward you with the golden can.|
|The Bug Trophy||Catch the biggest bug during The Bug-Off|
|The Fish Trophy||Catch the biggest fish in The Fishing Tourney|
|The Flower Trophy||Create the best garden during The Flower Fest|
|Academy paper||Sign up with the HRA, and your scores shall arrive on academy paper|
|Bottle paper||Purchase a bottle with paper from Tom Nook, write a letter and drop it into the ocean. You shall receive a note back and can now use the bottle paper|
|Formal paper||Win an event during the year such as the fishing tourney and your prize shall come with a note written on formal paper|
|Fox paper||Become a member at Crazy Redd's tent, and you shall receive the password to enter his tent every week, written on fox paper|
|Insurance paper||Sign up for accident insurance with Lyle. Get stung from bees or buy a forged painting to get a settlement in the post with a note on insurance paper|
|Nook paper||Order something from your catalogue from Tom Nook. When your order arrives a letter written on Nook paper shall be attached|
|Snowman paper||Roll up snowballs large enough to make snowmen. When completed the snowman will send you a gift and a note in the post written on snowman paper|
|Town Hall paper||Deposit some money into your bank account at the Post Office, and when you recieve monthly statements they shall be on Town Hall paper|
|Moldy shirt||Sometimes Gracie will attach a moldy shirt to her evaluation of your fashion trend|
|Work uniform||Keep the work uniform that Tom Nook gives you until you have completed all chores, at the beginning of the game|
Log into your town on your birthday and get a Birthday Cake item from one of your neighbors.
|Nook' n Go Model / 5% Store Discount||Earn 5,000 Store Points|
|Nook's Cranny Model||Reach Membership Status (300 Points)|
|Nookington's Model / 20% Store Discount||Earn 20,000 Store Points|
|Nookway Model / 10% Store Discount||Earn 10,000 Store Points|
|Box of Tissues||Save 1,000,000 bells.|
|Pelly's Pic||Save 100,000,000 bells.|
|Phyllis's Pic||Save 500,000,000 bells.|
|Piggy Bank||Save 10,000,000 bells.|
|Town Hall Model||Save 999,999,999 bells.|
|Party Poppers||Speak to Tortimer during New Year's Eve|
|Nook 'n' Go (lvl 2)||Spend 25000 bells|
|Nookingtons (final upgrade)||Spend 240000 bells and have a friend shop at the store|
|Nookway (lvl 3)||Spend 90000 bells|
|Forest Floor||230 acorns|
|Forest Wall||200 acorns|
|Mush Bed||170 Acorns|
|Mush Chair||40 Acorns|
|Mush Closet||80 Acorns|
|Mush Dresser||60 Acorns|
|Mush End Table||10 Acorns|
|Mush Lamp||25 Acorns|
|Mush Stand||100 Acorns|
|Mush Stool||5 Acorns|
|Mush Table||120 Acorns|
|Mush TV||140 Acorns|
|Mansion Model||Earn 150,000 points|
|One-Story Model||Earn 70,000 points|
|Two-Story Model||Earn 100,000 points|
The scallop is used to get the golden axe from Pascal. Pascal walks around by the beach at a random time, once a week. First, you need to buy a red turnip from Joan. Next, give it to Wendel the next time he comes to town. Wendel should give you the Turban or Country Guitar. If you get the Turban, take it to Sahara when she comes to town. Sahara should give you either the Massage Chair or Red Vase. If you get the Massage Chair, let Tortimer have it the next holiday and he should give you the scallop. Then just wait for Pascal to sho wup and give him the scallop.
But if you got the Country Guitar, give it to K.K. Slider to get K.K.'s Pic
And if you got the Red Vase, give it to Crazy Redd in exchange for the Safe. Give the safe to Tom Nook for the Tom Nook Pic.
|Back room||Pay off 848,000 Bells in the Town hall|
|First house expansion||Pay off 19,800 Bells in the Town hall|
|Left room||Pay off 598,000 Bells in the Town hall|
|Right room||Pay off 728,000 Bells in the Town hall|
|Second house expansion||Pay off 120,000 Bells in the Town hall|
|Upstairs room||Pay off 298,000 Bells in the Town hall|
|Roman Candles||Speak to Tortimer during the Fireworks Show|
|Sparklers||Speak to Tortimer during the Fireworks Show|
|Blue Feather||Donate 200,000 Bells|
|Green Feather||Donate 10,000 Bells|
|Purple Feather||Donate 1,100,000 Bells|
|Rainbow Feather||Donate 6,400,000 Bells...(ouch)|
|Red Feather||Donate 800,000 Bells|
|White Feather||Donate 1,400,000 Bells|
|Yellow Feather||Donate 500,000 Bells|
First get a table and place it in your house. Now take any item preferred item is fishing pole or shovel and set it down in front of the table, now stand directly on that item and try to place your turnips on the ground. Instead of the turnips falling on the ground they go onto the table. This prevents any spoiling as opposed to setting them on the ground.
Normally, the mail will only come at 9am and 5pm daily. However, there is a way to make the mail come whenever you want. When you order an item from the catalog, or when you or one of your villagers sends a letter, it becomes "pending to be sent" at the post office. However, the post office can only hold ten letters as "pending" at a time. If more than ten letter are sent, all the mail will come. So, in order to cause the mail to come whenever you want, simply send letters to one of your villagers or another character in your house until there are more than ten total letters waiting to be sent. This is a great way to get items from the catalog whenever you want.