I remember asking a friend how he labels chests in the infinite world of Minecraft and was amused at the response I got saying he uses just one label for all his chests and intuitively knows where everything is kept.
I would not choose to stick with that, and as such after a few trials, boom, I cracked the code and since then, you will always find my Minecraft chests labeled.
Limitless possibilities exist in Minecraft ranging from building homes or choosing to build grand castles, choosing to play alone or with friends, staying in creative mode where you have an unlimited amount of resources at your disposal, or being in survival mode where you have to craft weapons to keep enemies away.
With such a herculean task at hand, you need to have your resources properly stored and well labeled to enable quick access to them when needed. Let’s get into this.
How to Label Chests in Minecraft
To chests in Minecraft, here are some things you will need;
- Items to be labeled
- Item frame
Labeling chests in Minecraft couldn’t have gotten easier than the steps highlighted below.
Place a block down: Doing this seems quite unnecessary, however, it’s impossible to label the chests directly hence the need for a block.
Place an item frame on the block: Blocks can be labeled, therefore ensure you have sufficient item frames.
Break the block: It gets interesting here. Just when you are wondering what blocks have got to do with labeling chests. One moment you had the block, the next you are breaking it all up. Stay mindful of the fact that you aim to label chests. Be careful not to break the item frame while at it.
Quickly place a chest behind the item frame: Now you have the item frame standing alone, though it wouldn’t for long. When not quickly attended to, the item frame disappears, therefore you should place a chest behind the item frame quickly to replace the broken block. Ensure the chest is placed correctly so it doesn’t open to the left or right but opens facing forward.
Tag the item frame: The chest bearing the item frame has its constituents unidentifiable. This doesn’t fulfill the purpose of labeling. The item frame is then tagged with the object desired to be stored in the chest. Objects could include; emerald, snowballs, coal, or diamond.
Now that your chest is labeled, you can fill the chest with the object it’s tagged with. You could fill a diamond-labeled chest with plenty of diamonds if you desire to.
Does A Labeled Chest Indicate The Number Of Objects Placed In It?
A labeled chest does not indicate the number of objects placed in it. Deciphering how many objects are placed in the chest can only be achieved through personal methods.
Having personal codes that give different interpretations of how the sign is placed in the item frame goes a long way in knowing the number of objects in the chests.
For example, when hoe is used to label the chest:
- Having it upright facing the right direction could indicate the chest is full meaning more items can not be added.
- Tapping the left trigger on your console changes the direction the object used in labeling the chest faces.
- A left-facing upright hoe could then indicate the chest isn’t full neither is it empty.
This method saves you the stress of having to juxtapose multiple chests to know which is empty or full. You can then go ahead to indicate an empty chest with a left and downward-facing hoe.
What Becomes Of Multiple Chests In Minecraft?
You are guaranteed access to multiple resources in Minecraft therefore labeling chests helps you achieve a form of order. However, what becomes of multiple chests having properly housed the innumerable amount of resources. Here are tips to achieve a more organized world in Minecraft.
Build a room that houses all chests: A large room should be built as this caters to multiple chests and when more chests are added you do not run out of space quickly.
There should be no obstruction on chests: Items in chests are needed at intervals therefore avoid placing blocks on chests or a chest on another. When cats gain entrance into the storage room, ensure they are sitting on the floor rather than on chests.
Storage houses should be well-lit and not easily accessible: This will prevent unwanted elements from defacing the storage house.
Chests can then be arranged in various categories. Categorization is use specific and you can employ what best fits.
A typical way to categorize would be:
Minerals: This row features chests whose objects are found underground. These could include diamonds, coal, gold, and more.
Foods: The constituents of these chests are quite evident. They are edible substances and include; Beef, chicken, bread, and the likes.
You can also have a category for Weapons. Chests placed in this category contain items that can be used in combat such as; Bows, Swords.
Tools: Items contained in this chest come in handy at intervals. They are needed for specific activities such as Fishing rod for fishing purposes or a hoe for farming.
The Miscellaneous category also exists for items that do not fit in any category that you have. Sometimes it could be chests containing books.
Certain items could fit in more than one category, however, it’s at your prerogative to choose where they best fit.
Labeling chests is all about achieving order to enable easy access to items contained within. Only transparent items such as torches, glass slabs can be placed on chests else they won’t open. Now that you can easily identify items in various chests, you can go ahead to have swell game time.