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How to Put a Chest on a Mule in Minecraft


In Minecraft, mules are unique animals that can be used as a mode of transportation with the added benefit of carrying items in a chest. This life hack will guide you step-by-step on how to put a chest on a mule, making it a valuable companion during your adventures.


Before you can put a chest on a mule, you'll need to gather the following items in Minecraft:

  • At least one mule
  • A saddle
  • A chest

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Find and Tame a Mule

First, you need to find a mule in the game. Mules can be found in Minecraft as a rare spawn or by breeding a horse and a donkey. Approach the mule and right-click on it to mount.

Step 2: Equip the Mule with a Saddle

In order to control the mule and put a chest on it, you need to equip it with a saddle. Stand beside the mule and right-click on it while holding a saddle. The saddle will now be placed on the mule's back.

Step 3: Open the Mule's Inventory

To place a chest on the mule, you need to access its inventory. Right-click on the mule while holding an empty hand to open its inventory screen.

Step 4: Place the Chest in the Mule's Inventory

Drag the chest from your own inventory and place it in the mule's inventory screen. The chest icon will appear in the mule's inventory, indicating that the mule is now carrying the chest.

Step 5: Close the Mule's Inventory

Once you have placed the chest in the mule's inventory, close the mule's inventory screen by clicking the X in the top-right corner.

Step 6: Your Mule is Ready!

Congratulations! You have successfully put a chest on your mule in Minecraft. You can now ride your mule and access the chest's contents by opening the mule's inventory from the saddle.


Having a chest on a mule in Minecraft can greatly increase your storage capacity while on the go. Use this life hack to efficiently transport items and resources during your adventures.

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