Making Bells Starting Out in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing New Leaf was released this past weekend on Sunday June 9 in the US. I have gotten my hands on the game, as well as the very cute exclusive Animal Crossing 3DS XL.  So far I’m having a blast in the game and I wanted to do a quick write up on how to get some quick money once you start the game.

Animal Crossing New Leaf #DS XL(Me, sneaking at work to play Animal Crossing on the exclusive Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS XL)

The first thing you will need to do once you get to town, find out you are the mayor and find out you live in a tent is raise $10,000 for a down payment on your house. You might be wondering how you would go about doing this?

Animal Crossing New Leaf(The local Re-Tail store gives you the most bells for items you want to sell)

The best way to make some quick bells (money) is to pick up everything that isn’t nailed down and sell it to your local store called “Re-Tail.” Sell everything you can at the Re-Tail store not the Nookling Junction, you will get more money for the items you are wanting to sell.  First head to the beach and pick up all of the sea shells you find and sell them right away.

Next thing is you want to shake every tree in town, the trees have a chance to drop bells, furniture, fruit and bees. Yes that’s right bees and they will sting you.  All they will do is make your face swell so that whenever you talk to someone in town they freak out about your face.  You can fix this by purchasing medicine if you can from the local Nookling Junction in the main town.  However, if they don’t have any medicine just logging out of the game and back in will fix it.  Don’t forget to pick up the beehives and sell those too for good bells!  Please be sure you that you don’t sell all of your fruit, it could take a bit for it to grow back and sometimes your townsfolk will ask for fruit as a request.

After you get at least $1,000 bells go to the Nookling Junction in the main town and be sure to buy 4 things you will need to help you make more bells.  You will need a fishing pole, shovel, insect net, and boomerang.  There will only be 2 for sale at a time and it changes daily.  They cost $500 bells each so once you get $1,000 head there and buy what you can.  Once you get them you can use them to make you money by getting fish, insects or digging up fossils.  The boomerang is helpful when you see a package flying in the air.  You can shoot it down and get the rewards it carries.

Now when you get your fish, and insects you have two choices you can do.  You can either sell them for money or you can take them to your local museum and donate them to your town’s collection.  I usually donate what I first collect so my museum fills up with great exhibitions and I don’t have to worry about keeping track of all that I caught.  You also have an encyclopedia in the game that keeps track of the insects and fish you have found it however doesn’t tell you if you sold it or donated it so I would encourage you to donate to your museum first.  To find fossils look for a mark on the ground that looks like a star or star fish.   It will be a dark color and during the fall they can be hard to spot as they blend in well with the color of the landscape.  The fossils will have to be identified at the museum before you can sell them.  Certain insects, fish and fossils will fetch more bells than others so this is a great way to make some fast cash.

You should be able to get the full amount in one day or less if you do the steps above.  Be aware though that every store has certain hours that you can only do business within.  The list first starting out is below:

Re-Tail – 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Nookling Junction – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Nook’s Homes – 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Museum – Open 24 hours

Able Sisters – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Animal Crossing New Leaf

Once you get your $10,000 head to Nook’s Real Estate shop and put the down payment on your new home. It should be ready the next day! Hope this quick start up guide helps! ❤

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