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Arod's Better Containers 1.40
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Dec 12, 2012 @ 1:40am
Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:08pm
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In 1 collection by Arod Snaux
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Instantly move any items from your pack into any container. Easily Move, Rename, or Unlock any container... even from other mods! Stow your gear from across the world, or open a chest in your Skyrim home from anywhere else. You can even craft your own containers to add permanent new storage to any location.

Arod's Storage Solutions will forever improve your Skyrim experience. It works on any chest, barrel, pouch, sack or other container, and with any item you can put in your backpack, even if they came from third party mods. Supports Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire DLCs as well.

Works with 100% pure vanilla Skyrim. SKSE or other third-party enhancement software is NOT required.


Smart Containers:
Stop clicking! Instantly transfer easily customizable sets of items from your pack into targeted containers. One click puts all your Smithing supplies in your Smithing chest, your Ingredients into your Alchemy pack, and your extra food into the kitchen cupboards and barrels. Best of all, YOU decide which items go into which containers... even if the items or containers come from other mods! Choose from any combination of 40 Presets, or teach any container specific items to stash for the ultimate pack-rat experience.

Remote Opening:
Forget something at home, but you're stuck in Sovengarde or Oblivion? Remotely open any of up to 6 chests from anywhere in the universe... they don't even have to be owned by you!

Remote Stashing:
Overencumbered, and miles from a town? Cast just one spell and all your excess items instantly sort themselves and teleport into your containers at home!

Rename Containers:
Rename that generic "Barrel" and "Chest" and "Sack" in your home to "Fish Barrel" and "Toys" and "Filled Soulgems". Over 60 options to choose from, with more added in each new release.

Craft Containers:
Make your own Barrels, Chests (3 types), Safes, Strongboxes, and more! Install them in any house, anywhere you want! No limits and no restrictions: all the storage you could ever need, anywhere.

Move Containers:
Don't like that Barrel by the fireplace? Move it to the bedroom! Tired of walking all the way to the Guildmaster's chest? Move it closer to the exit! Don't feel like fighting the dragon? Summon his loot chest to your hiding spot while he's sleeping! Best of all, since chests and barrels are heavy, you can even use them as weapons, knocking over enemies.

Remote Unlock spell:
What did your mother tell you... STOP PICKING! But this one's a little different than your standard unlock spell, and a lot more fun to use... use telekinesis to guide a lockpick to the distant chest. If your Alteration and/or Lockpick skills are high enough, it opens automatically, or you can pick it yourself from a distance, and watch the items fly into your pack.


By itself, this mod supports all DLC and most Third-Party Housing/Crafting/Gear mods. However, installing any or all of the following support patches will improve targeting and add new mod-specific items to the "Learn" Presets. They are entirely optional.

Better Containers: Hearthfire Patch.
Better Containers: Dragonborn Patch.
Also, be careful you actually OWN the chests you are enchanting... otherwise you might find your goods looted!

1.1 Released Today!

Many containers in the world can now be picked up to your inventory and dropped anywhere else in the world. Their inventories remain intact!

Added Physics to crafted containers - just drop them on the ground and drag them around.

Added many more Craftable Containers, including pouches, sacks, coffins, and crates.

Containers purchasable from many vendors.

Fixed the "Forget Items" and "Forget Chest" bugs that many folks were getting since last patch came out.

Removed numerous Quest items from Presets. This only affects new presets; containers that have already had presets applied will still grab Quest items... just tell them to Forget and tech the Preset again.

Added Powers for the barbarian crowd.


My other Mods:

Fishing In Skyrim - Working Fishing Poles, Nets, Detect Fish Spells, Boomfishing, Regional and Bait-Preferred Fishing, and More!

Arod's Alchemical Analyzer - Lore friendly and balanced Ingredient learning. Works with 3rd party mods!

Guide to Crafting Bookset - Alchemy, Smithing, Enchanting made easy! Create mega-gear without cheating!

Longer Duration Crafting Potions - As it says... longer times for slower typists.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Sep 13, 2014 @ 6:50am
New ideas? Requests?
Arod Snaux
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ACE Feb 12 @ 2:51pm 
I've been looking forever for a mod like this one! Great job!
Scorpion wins Jan 3 @ 9:06am 
Useful mod, good work!
girfan3198 Nov 30, 2014 @ 11:40pm 
uhhhh is there a way to get the spells after you click the now i wanna find the spells? cause i clicked it when i got it three days ago and i was cramming for a test and now i forgot where it said it was!!!! T-T i really love this mod but don't wanna set everything back upp!!!!
Cha Aug 19, 2014 @ 7:52pm 
Really nice mod once it's all set up. Huge time saver after wiping clean a few places :D Also well integrated into the game, you don't feel like you're cheating or breaking character.
Supdalat Aug 17, 2014 @ 1:42am 
First, Love the mod. i have gone through multiple mods that let me store tuff from anywhere but this is the best.
a few problems i noticed
1) Dosnt work on wardrobes and a few other objects.
2) open stash is very costly
3) Very time consuming to set up
mc_rog46_sd1 Aug 15, 2014 @ 5:58pm 
@Butt the mod is SkyUI and it also requires SKSE (Skyrim Script Extender). I love it and I am sure you will as well.
BookerDontDewitt Aug 4, 2014 @ 3:33pm 
Love the look of this im gonna sub in a second but whats the mod you're using in the first picture with your inventory sorted differently? I've seen this is other places and I want it but I dont know what its called.
mc_rog46_sd1 Aug 4, 2014 @ 2:26pm 
Thank you, this is the most useful mod I have.
Ojuara - RodrigoAraujoTI Jun 22, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
I Rename the barrels, then it doesn`t lost. But when I enter in the house, aleatory itens are respawned inside them. Perharps don`t be a good idea use picked containers.
Ojuara - RodrigoAraujoTI Jun 22, 2014 @ 12:47pm 
Bugged. I pick up some barrels, and put it in my house. When I return to house the barrels has lost.