Is it safe to leave your stuff in your wife's house? Or will it disapear in 48 hours like anything in a dungeon?

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    related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/36256/…
    – Sven
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 14:20
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    If "your spouse's house" is never mentioned in the duplicate question, or subsequent answers, is it the same question?
    – Kurley
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 15:57
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    This is not a duplicate. The answer to the other question is "stuff stored in YOUR house is safe". This question is, "after marrying, does a spouse's house become YOUR house, and thus safe?" Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 17:15
  • A simple way to test if your items can be stored safely in your spouses house is to place a non-valuable item there and leave it for a while, checking occasionally to see if it disappears (you can gather all of their items in the house in the meantime) .
    – user14663
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 21:11

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Ive had my items stored in my spouses house for around two weeks and they are still there, so, yes I believe containers in your spouses house are safe. EDIT: They have been there for several months now without loss. Your spouse's house is safe.

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    Cell reset is longer than two weeks (it's 30 days), so that doesn't prove they're safe. Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 5:03
  • @SevenSidedDie he said it's been there several months without reset. That's more than 30 days.
    – Jim Jones
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 4:30
  • @Jim It's important to notice the timestamps on edits and comments. In any case, this answer is contradicted by others — it probably depends on which spouse you have, since the chest objects don't care about who owns them or whether they're you're spouse, they care about their the reset/no-reset status they are assigned by the developer that placed it. Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 4:51

Doubtful. Any house that is not actually one you can buy and call your own in-game would not be safe. Except for certain exceptions, virtually all houses and buildings reset the items in them eventually.

On a relatively unrelative note, some of these exceptions are:

  • Helgen Inn: "The ruined inn in Helgen features a wardrobe and an end table that can be used for storage, both of which do not reset. The inn also features a perfectly preserved and functional bed. This makes for a very useful shelter at the beginning of the game, however the fort may spawn bandits if not visited for some time."

  • Sleeping Giant Inn: The chest in the secret Blades room is safe.

Best of luck.

(Source: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Houses)


Some containers are safe, but not all. Luckily the chest I put my reagents in didn't reset, but the chest I put my Ore as well as the Barrel I put my food in both reset at least partially.


yes it is 100% safe you should do it all the time! it also helps if you help her first!


I wouldn't store anything in your spouses house. After marrying uthguard the unbroken, I stored things in her house. For a little while it worked fine, then one day I came back to empty chests, and all my loot unique items and everything else was gone!!!! On a separate note, any quest items (the type you can't remove from your inventory) remained in the chest. I don't know if this was a glitch or not, but it sure pissed me off


Before I had a house, I kept my stuff in a barrel in Whiterun next to the smith. I guess it was kind of like a safe deposit barrel. :D And nothing ever disappeared from there.

  • This isn't an answer.
    – Jim Jones
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 4:28

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