How to organize your inventory

What should you put in your inventory, including ender chest and shulker boxes? This tutorial will explain how to organize for any Minecraft occasion!

The first box we’ll peek into is: Mining shulker box

It’s good to keep your mining shulker box full of space for collecting blocks. Alotting space for the ores you collect is a good idea when organizing shulker boxes. Use kelp blocks as a fuel source because they can smelt 20 items per kelp block, compared to say, 8 items per coal.

  1. iron ore
  2. gold ore
  3. lapis lazuli ore
  4. emerald ore
  5. coal ore
  6. diamond ore
  7. redstone ore
  8. dried kelp block

The next boxes we’ll look at are: Enchanting I & II shulker boxes

The list to the right contains only the enchanted books I actually use, along with inventory space for extra enchanted items.
  • unbreaking III
  • mending
  • silk touch
  • fortune III
  • efficiency V
  • sharpness V
  • looting III
  • power V
  • infinity
  • projectile protection IV
  • respiration III
  • aqua affinity
  • protection IV
  • thorns III
  • fire protection IV
  • feather falling IV
  • blast protection IV
  • depth strider III
  • frost walker II
  • efficiency IV
  • luck of the sea III
  • lure III
  • quick charge III
  • multishot
  • loyalty III
  • impaling V

Construction I, II, and III shulker boxes

You can build just about anything from these blocks.
These are probably my most commonly used blocks when doing construction. (also see Construction II & III)
  • stone
  • granite
  • diorite
  • andesite
  • grass block
  • dirt
  • mycelium
  • crimson nylium
  • warped nylium
  • cobblestone
  • sand
  • red sand
  • gravel
  • oak logs
  • spruce logs
  • birch logs
  • jungle logs
  • acacia logs
  • dark oak logs
  • crimson stem
  • warped stem
  • sponges
  • wet sponges
  • glass
  • white wool
  • orange wool
  • magenta wool

  • light blue wool
  • yellow wool
  • lime wool
  • pink wool
  • gray wool
  • light gray wool
  • cyan wool
  • purple wool
  • blue wool
  • brown wool
  • green wool
  • red wool
  • black wool
  • obsidian
  • purpur blocks
  • pumpkin
  • netherrack
  • soul sand
  • soul soil
  • basalt
  • glowstone
  • melon
  • mycelium
  • end stone
  • terracotta
  • warped wart blocks
  • tube coral block
Use the rest of the space to put duplicate blocks you’d like to have on hand. For example, you might want to make a lot of slabs and use the extra spaces for the slabs.

Decoration I, II, and III shulker boxes

  • brain coral block
  • bubble coral block
  • fire coral block
  • horn coral block
  • blue ice
  • crying obsidian
  • blackstone
  • scaffolding
These are my most commonly used decorations. If I need to dye something and don’t have the dye on hand, I just craft the dye I’m looking for with the flowers in my decoration shulker box.
  • oak sapling
  • spruce sapling
  • birch sapling
  • jungle sapling
  • acacia sapling
  • dark oak sapling
  • oak leaves
  • spruce leaves
  • birch leaves
  • jungle leaves
  • acacia leaves
  • dark oak leaves
  • cobwebs
  • grass
  • ferns
  • large ferns
  • dead bushes
  • sea grass
  • sea pickles
  • dandelion
  • poppies
  • blue orchids
  • alliums
  • azure bluets
  • red tulips
  • orange tulips
  • white tulips

  • pink tulips
  • oxeye daisies
  • cornflowers
  • lilies of the valley
  • wither roses
  • brown mushrooms
  • red mushrooms
  • crimson fungus
  • warped fungus
  • crimson roots
  • warped roots
  • nether sprouts
  • weeping vines
  • twisting vines
  • sugar cane
  • kelp
  • bamboo
  • end rods
  • chorus plant
  • chorus flower
  • cactus
  • brown mushroom block
  • red mushroom block
  • mushroom stem
  • vines
  • lily pads
  • sunflowers
  • lilacs
  • rose bushes
  • peonies
  • tall grass
  • tube coral
  • brain coral
  • bubble coral
  • fire coral
  • horn coral

Brewing shulker box

  • tube coral fan
  • brain coral fan
  • bubble coral fan
  • fire coral fan
  • horn coral fan
  • bell
  • shroomlight
  • bees nest

This shulker box is so sparse because it leaves extra room for the potions you create. The rest of the potion materials are in the misc box, where I place some brewing items.

Food shulker box

  • ghast tears
  • rabbit’s foot
  • dragon’s breath
  • phantom membrane

This is just about all the food you’ll need, some of which you could also trade to villagers
  • apples
  • raw porkchop
  • enchanted golden apples
  • raw cod
  • raw salmon
  • tropical fish
  • pufferfish
  • raw beef
  • raw chicken
  • rotten flesh

Misc I & II shulker boxes

  • spider eye
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • poison potatoes
  • raw rabbit
  • raw mutton
  • beetroot
  • sweet berries
  • honey bottles

  • totem of undying
  • trident
  • name tags
  • bones
  • turtle eggs
  • scutes
  • coal
  • diamond
  • netherite scrap

  • string
  • feathers
  • gunpowder
  • wheat seeds
  • wheat
  • flint
  • snowballs
  • leather
  • clay ball
  • slimeballs
  • eggs
  • ink sacs
  • cocoa beans
  • pumpkin seeds
  • melon seeds
  • ender pearls
  • blaze rods
  • golden nuggets
  • bottles o’ enchanting
  • nether stars
  • nether quartz
  • prismarine shard
  • prismarine crystals
  • rabbit hide
  • iron horse armor
  • golden horse armor

Nether shulker box

  • diamond horse armor
  • leather horse armor
  • chorus fruit
  • beetroot seeds
  • shulker shells
  • iron nuggets
  • records
  • nautilus shells
  • heart of the sea
  • banner patterns
  • honeycomb
  • saddles
  • elytra
  • end crystal
  • bell

I really don’t need a lot when I collect things from the nether. I mostly find myself needing inventory space, so I included lots of it in this shulker box.

  • nether gold ore
  • nether quartz ore
  • ancient debris
  • nether wart

This is what your ender chest will look like with all those shulker boxes, plus the ones in my boss fights/dimensions tutorial guide

If you’re curious as to what to bring to boss fights and different dimensions, check out my other post:

What to Bring to Boss Fights