Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 5 things to do after paying off your loans

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Keep Animal Crossing: New Horizons fun after you’ve paid your debt.

If you are reading this, congratulations. You’ve survived during an incredible era of our lives. You’ve managed to live through a pandemic. You’ve managed to keep it together through one of the biggest eras of unemployment in our lifetimes. And, most importantly, you’ve paid off all your loans to Tom Nook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So what now?

We’ve put together a list of five things you can do to keep the game fresh and fun as you wait for the next timed event.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnip
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Up Your Turnip Game

One of the things I wanted to do recently was to completely overhaul my island now that my loans were paid off. The problem was I needed bridges to do this. Specifically, the iron bridges that cost about 220,000. I did not have the bells for one of these bridges, let alone the five my idea for my island required.

Then, one Sunday, I was reminded of the turnips. A part of the game I admittedly slipped on. So I hopped on Twitter and searched “recent” posts for #AnimalCrossingTurnips. Within minutes I found this incredibly kind person shown below who’s island was buying turnips for 515 apiece.

I went to her island with an inventory filled with nothing but turnips. Heading on in I was able to quickly make two million bells. At this point, with one visit, I had made twice as much money that I was trying to earn to build five bridges. And that was in one visit.

So now, with bells in hand, I could now begin the process of adding bridges and revamping my town which brings me to my second idea.