Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Secrets Tom Nook doesn’t want you to know

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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Don’t throw out the trash

Sometimes when you’re fishing you’ll get trash. Tin cans, an old boot or even a tire. We’re not going to posit a theory about why they put up a fight or splash around on your hook, we’ll ignore that bit. But when you get them you normally want to throw them away. You can either use a trash can or…if you’re that thirsty you can give them to the Nooks for some pocket change (personally I’m stockpiling for when the Earth Day event calls for it).

Fun fact, there’s a lot of recipes you can make that actually use junk. Chairs out of tires, wearable boots, planters out of cans. Things like that.

Likewise, if you check the recycling bin every time someone moves in you’ll find cardboard boxes. Those boxes can be used to build chairs, tables and… even bigger boxes.

The big one though is rusty parts. Normally you’ll find one in the recycling after you help Gulliver leave (unless you save them like a monster and then you’ll have six). They don’t seem like they have a purpose until you first get the recipe to build a giant robot. Then the recipe calls for 30 of these things. So, you know, this is a good time to be a hoarder.

Oh, and remember how in the last page I said that you can only get certain insects if you have a stump? Same goes for a certain trash. Turnips! Sure, they can make you a ton of money if you play the stalk market right as I’ve written about in the past, but if you take some and let them rot in your home it’s also the only way to get insects like flies and ants. I’m not really a fan of having to do this for my home but it makes me grateful there are no bed bugs.