How to Organize Your Minecraft Construction Materials - dummies

How to Organize Your Minecraft Construction Materials

By Adam Cordeiro, Emily Nelson

When you start a Minecraft build, it’s a good idea to gather all your materials in one place. Going back and forth between gathering, crafting, and building is a pain. It’s a lot easier if everything is in the same place before you start. To organize your materials, follow these steps:

  1. Figure out what you need.

    Decide what kinds of blocks you want to include in your build, and make sure that you know how to get them.

  2. Set up chests and crafting stations.

    Before you start on a project, it’s a good idea to set up a few chests and crafting tables. This will make it so that a) you don’t have to run back and forth to get items and b) you have quick access to things like furnaces.

    If you need to store items you’re going to need for a build, or if you decide you want to put a project on hold, you’re going to need a place to store your materials safely.

    Also, bringing various crafting tables along with you means you don’t have to run between your build site and your base all the time. Crafting tables are useful for making slabs and stairs on the go, and ender chests let you access your best equipment immediately. It’s also nice to have a furnace nearby for cooking.

  3. Gather all the raw materials you need.

    You should have a handy list ready if you did Step 1. Most buildings require lots of wooden planks or cobblestone. If your inventory fills up, place the materials into some of the chests. (If you’re only working on a small project, you probably don’t have to worry about this step.)

  4. Craft all the other materials you need.

    Make fences, stairs, and everything else you need. For these types of items — the ones you craft yourself — don’t go overboard; only make the bare minimum. If you run out of crafted materials, you can always craft more.

  5. Sort your resources.

    Put your resources in your inventory and organize them so that you can easily find everything when you need it. Sort into chests any items you can’t hold.