One thing about rpg's; "a place for your stuff" should be the second priority when you're working on quests. Your own house is the only reliable place to keep extra stuff. 1 weapons cabinet, 1 armor cabinet and one "junk" cabinet, On a geeky sidenote: I went to visit Bittercup in Bigtown to see what she'd give me. A raider was in the compound and cut her head off. I was so upset I went back a couple of saves... somehow the raider killing Flash didn't bother me quite so much.