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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Stairs

Adding stairs can be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it before so hopefully this guide will be useful!

Please note you can only add stairs once you have completed the Multi Story Renovations Quest.

Once that is completed you can add a new floor, to do this, click on floor construction (second tab in the house section of home store)

Then you will see a white highlighted area, click that and it will show you how much a new floor will cost you, click the green tick to buy it.

Then you need to add rooms to your new floor, you do this by clicking on the upstairs button on the right of the screen:

This will take you to the next level, then you can add a room like you normally do, if you don’t know how, read this post

NOTE: you must add rooms to the second floor before you can add stairs!

Lastly you can add the stairs! Stairs is the third tab, select the one you want to buy and you can then place it in your house:

The image below shows you how it looks when the stairs can’t be placed:

Why can’t I place stairs in my house?

  • There may be something in the way downstairs (like in my picture above)
  • You may be trying to place stairs through the white lines- the white dotted lines show you were the rooms are above so you cannot place stairs on them:

  • There may be something in the way on the floor above- use the floor button on the side of your screen to see what is in the way upstairs (the squares will appear red if there is something in the way upstairs)

To fix this you could move items upstairs that are in the way, if you can’t because a wall is in the way you may need to choose a different style of stairs which is what I did, I couldn’t fit in these stairs so I decided on the compact staircase instead.

This picture is how it should look when you can place the stairs in your house, press the green tick to buy them:

You now have stairs in your house!

How much does each floor cost?

2nd- S300,000

3rd- S500,000

4th- S800,000

5th- S1,000,000

Which floor do I have to place the stairs on?

If you want your stairs to reach the second floor you will need to place your stairs on the ground floor

If I delete my house will I still have the 2nd and 3rd floors or will I have to buy them again?

Unfortunately you will have to buy them again now, they have annoyingly changed this!

Can I add more than 4 sims to my house now I have another floor?

No, the maximum is still four

Thanks for reading!




The Sims Freeplay- Online Store

This is a quick post for those of you who have asked me what is the online store and where it is.

The online store is the store in the game where you can purchase simoleons, LPs, SPs and items for real money (please don’t buy anything without asking the bill payer first!)

Where is it?

It is the purple cart located at the bottom middle of your game as shown in the picture:


This is one of the pages you will see when you click on the cart, there you can see the different sections for simoleons and LPs, social and specials


The In App Purchases post shows you what you can buy from the online store

When you buy items from the online store you now earn VIP Perks, this post explains the Perks

Thanks for reading!



The Sims Freeplay- Deleting a Sim

As you can no longer delete a sim from the wardrobe I thought I should quickly show you how you can now delete a sim from the game.

If you click on your sim you will see a few options, the red circle with a cross through it is the symbol you need to click on (it’s really quite small compared to the other options so I’m not surprised how many people have missed it!)



This video shows you how to delete a sim:

Thanks for reading!




The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Horse Tricks

20140216-163459.jpgThis post will tell you all you need to know about the horse tricks hobby.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about how to do the hobby and what you can unlock if you find all the ribbons.
Who can do horse tricks?
Adults, 2 sims and 2 horses can do this hobby at one time

How can I do horse tricks ?

Using any horse at the stables, once the horse tricks area has been built and cleared. The guide to the stables post explains how if you are unsure.

Where can I do horse tricks?

At the stables

What is the horse tricks option?

Horse tricks- 3 hours

What are the horse tricks skill levels?

There are 6 levels, these are:

  1. Horse Servant
  2. Neighbourly Friend
  3. Obedience Trainer
  4. Sideshow Rider
  5. Trick Master
  6. Horse Whisperer

How do I collect ribbons?

By selecting the horse tricks option and clicking the exclamation mark once the time is up.

What ribbons are there to collect?

The pictures below will show you all the ribbons you can collect:

Level 1 ribbons are:

  • Take a Bow
  • Here Boy

Level 2 are:

  • Nod your head
  • Kisses and Hugs

Level 3 are:

  • Stay put
  • Meet and greet

Level 4 are:

  • Rearing on up
  • Spinning pony

Level 5 are:

  • Back it up
  • Look away

Level 6 are:

  • Say hi
  • Shake your head

What do I win?
1st time- unlocks 2 star horses

2nd and further times- 3 LPs

I can’t find one of the ribbons, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection at the bottom of the ribbon list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this has helped!
Thanks for reading!



The Sims Freeplay- Careers: Politician

This post will tell you all you need to know about the politician career.

What do you need to start this career?

You need to build the town hall to unlock this career.

What hours do they work?

You can send your sims to work anytime of the day for 7 hours.

What are the levels and how much money and XPs do you get for a days work?

  1. Secretary S 950 XP 595
  2. Intern S 1030 XP 890
  3. Campaign Manager S 1140 XP 1260
  4. Council Member S 1170 XP 1530
  5. Mayor S 1220 XP 1780

Are there items for my home that can improve my sims job level?

Yes, you can buy the mirror from promotions r us, it costs S300, once placed in a house you can practice speech for 3 hours.


Hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!