With the latest update a new storage function has been added (see section moving, storing and deleting items for how to store an item). This function is especially useful when a redecoration of the village is coming up again. To unlock this feature the storage hut has to be built in the village. It is available for 30 Smurfberries in the Smurfberry Shop and builds instantly.
The storage hut adds the storage function, but does not come with its own Smurf, meaning that no new character is added when the hut is placed in the village.
The hut has space for up to 1500 items, the limit can be reached fairly easy if you have a crowded village and want to store many items, so should you reach it and there are still more items you want to store it is wise to delete the cheap items and store the most expensive ones so that they do not have to be bought again.
In subsequent updates the storage hut has also come available in other areas. The island has its own storage hut, the mountain has a storage cave and the Swoof Planet has a space storage hut available. The Mountain and Swoof Planet Storage Huts are a bit cheaper and only cost 25 instead of 30 Smurfberries and they also do not come with a special smurf, but only the building.