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The Sims Freeplay- Luxury Laundry Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version

ONCE THE 5 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!

Do you want items such as washing machines, dryers and ironing boards in your simtown? Complete this event to unlock those and other highly requested items.

Live Events are very similar to a community event but this time you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes this time! If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the dance party update for this event to appear

This event is only here for 5 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the scissors event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the gurgle free sinks! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the gurgle free sinks (click on the scissor event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the scissor event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!


Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

  • 1st- S7,500
  • 2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs


  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the scissor button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins


NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.


1.Gurgle Free Sinks- requires 50 candles to buy

Once brought these can be found in the bathroom section


2.Constructor Coins

3.Constructor Coins  

4.Tantalising Tiles- Vintage Tiles and Geometric Tiles

Vintage Tiles– requires 550 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the floors section


Geometric Tiles– requires 1,700 candles and 15 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the floors section


5.Pottery Station

6.Constructor Coins

7.Constructor Coins

8.Wonderful Washing- Hanging Out and Creaseless Whisper

Hanging Out– pack includes clothes rack and outdoor clothes line, requires 5,000 candles, 3,700 pottery and 45 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the clothes rack can be found in the living room section and the outdoor clothes line can be found in the outdoor furniture section


Creaseless Whisper– pack includes 3 ironing boards, requires 6,600 candles, 5,000 pottery and 60 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the living room section


9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13.Lauded Laundry- Brilliant Benches and Stellar Shelves

Brilliant Benches– requires 7,035 pottery, 7,450 jewelry and 85 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the counter tops section


Stellar Shelves– requires 7,500 pottery, 8,000 jewelry and 90 constructor coins to buy

Once brought these can be found in the counter tops section


14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Loads of Fun- Dry Hard and Wishy Washers

Dry Hard– pack includes Tumble Dryer and Washing Counter Tops, requires 8,000 pottery, 8,500 jewelry, 8,500 glassware and 95 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the tumber dryer can be found in the electronics section and the washing counter tops can be found in the counter tops section


Wishy Washer– pack includes White Washer and Linen Counter Tops, requires 8,500 pottery, 9,000 jewelry, 9,000 glassware and 105 constructor coins to buy

Once brought the washing machine can be found in the electronics section and the linen counter tops can be found in the counter tops section


19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

21.Constructor Coins

22.Laundrette Royale

NOTE: you can only claim this prize if you have purchased all the other prize packs using your arts and crafts items, this pack is free to unlock!

This pack includes Pro Dryer and Pro Washer and Square Flooring

Once claimed the dryer and washer can be found in the electronics section and the square flooring can be found in the floors section


This is all the personal prizes!

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Thank you for everyone who let me know what Laura Craft does!

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

ONCE THE 5 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version


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The Sims Freeplay- Impossible Events Aren’t Fun!

I was desperate to get the French Chateau and even though I played day and night I still was unable to complete it in the time limit 😦 I’ve noticed this has been a pattern for some time now; I couldn’t complete the Christmas event, I couldn’t complete the Ice Sculpture event, I couldn’t complete the Aerobics event but I have not changed how I play the game!

And I am not the only one who has noticed this. Holly on the French Romance Event:screenshot-2017-02-12-at-15-56-04

I need 184 social points to buy the requirements for one last pack to complete this event, do I have that many? Not a chance! Maybe if they didn’t up the price of the social point flower to 20LPs from 5 I would have used my LPs on that but that is no longer fair..


BUT I am happy you can now pause the ageing of your sims for free so you don’t end up losing all your sims during these events (I really hope this feature is sticking around!) Explained here


The Aerobics event is probably the worst one so far- that was completely impossible! (something to look forward to if you haven’t done this one yet!) You have 7 days to firstly reach level 6 in the hobby to be able to complete it AND also complete the collection 7 times in those 7 days?! I know most people had a similar experience to me with this one, I managed to complete it twice but only because I used a lucky spin to get the level 6 one I needed while my sim was still on level 5. It took 6 days to reach level 6 so I basically had one day to complete the collection 7 times! I’m not a big fan of hobby events as soon as you unlock a new hobby but at least on previous ones we only had to complete the collection once in the time as well as level up which was manageable.

Jenn on the Aerobics hobby:screenshot-2017-02-12-at-15-53-59

I know it comes down to making money at the end of the day which they need to do but I think spending money should make it easier to complete, not make it possible! I can’t afford to spend a lot of money on this game- I am a poor student after all! £5 for Laura Craft?! I wish I had £5 to spend on lunch!

And yes I also know they bring these events back but the game stops being enjoyable when you fail every event- is there any point in trying when the odds are against you?

What do you all think?


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Thank you so much for being with me for the past three years and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy the content I create!

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San Francisco!

In case you haven’t seen from my Twitter or missed the notification on my home page I am currently in San Francisco at the EA headquarters!
I arrived on Monday after my first ever flight (11 hours= boredom!) and with the 8 hour time difference it is currently Thursday and I am still suffering from jet lag- I keep waking up at 3am and my body thinks it’s time for lunch! However I can’t really complain as I am having an amazing time here! The weather has been like Summer and I actually got sunburnt on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge- anyone from England will know that October is coooooold!

This trip is an amazing experience and I feel so privileged to be apart of this and I cannot thank EA enough for this opportunity. I have loved meeting people who are as passionate as me about gaming!

So obviously I haven’t had the chance to really play my game yet for the Halloween update but I know the quest is the Night of the Candy Monster Quest again like last year- ( this post may be slightly different to this years but I will update if possible and create a post on what has changed in this latest update as soon as I can once I return home! Time to start my last full day here before I start heading home 🙂


UPDATE: This years Night of the Candy Monster Quest post is now available here! I haven’t completed it myself yet but the first three sets of goals are up to date, if you notice any changes in the last two sets please comment on the post and I will update it- thank you!


The Sims Freeplay- Movie Star Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys

This latest update is very similar to the previous update- it is another career based update, this time around they haven’t added a new career but have reinvented an existing one- the actor career is now the movie star profession so you can now enter the movie studio.

If like me you are finding the police update time consuming enough you probably aren’t over the moon about another career that requires you to be on the game for long periods of time helping sims to earn the resources needed to build and upgrade the places within the movie studio (I just hope they don’t do this for all careers otherwise we would never get anything else done!)


In this post I am going to explain how it works but it is very similar to the police career so this post isn’t going to be that different however it will be helpful for those of you who haven’t built the police station yet but already have the movie studio. I will create another post later that includes all the upgrades needed to completely build the movie studio.


How does this career work?

With most other careers in the game, you send your sim to work and you don’t see them for that period of time while they are working. But with this job you can go to the movie studio with 2 sims and help them during their work day!

When you send a sim to work at the movie studio sims will enter with bubbles above their heads, you need to click on this bubble and select one of the tasks that appears, the amount of grey sections there are tells you how many tasks you have to complete before you earn the reward that is pictured in the middle of the bubble:

Each of these tasks has to be completed in a different workstation and only one sim can use a workstation at one time (new tasks will be added when you unlock new workstations)

Each time your sims complete a task (that section will turn from grey to green) a movie coin bubble will appear above their head, click this and they will earn movie coins and XPs, the experience points are towards levelling up, so they will level up quicker than if you just sent them to work.

you can just send them to work without going with them, they will still level up but will just level up slower and will not earn any resources


Once all the tasks have been completed all the grey sections will now appear green, click on this to receive your reward. Sometimes you may see a question mark appear in the bubble instead of a resource, this is a mystery resource, you will find out what it is when you complete the tasks (these are the important sims you need to help to get a badge):
What are these rewards used for?

The rewards are movie coins and resources used to upgrade the different workstations at the movie studio.

Some resources are not unlocked yet, build new workstations to unlock them

Can I send my sim to work on their own like a normal career? Will they still collect resources?

Yes you can send them to work on their own and they will still level up but they will not help any sims so will be unable to collect any resources.

Does the movie camera still work for levelling up a sim quicker in this career?

Yes it does

What are the workstations?


  • Security Booth
  • Golf Cart
  • Catering Area

Once your sim reaches level 6 you can decide which career to specialise them in: either Director or Performer, you will need to have a sim as each to be able to unlock the other workstations

NOTE: you can only have one sim as a director and one sim as a performer


  • Costume Department- level 6 Director
  • Hair and Makeup Department- level 7 Director
  • Stunt Set- level 8 Director
  • Directors Trailer- level 9 Director

Only the director will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above


  • Audition Room- level 6 Performer
  • Voice-over Booth- level 7 Performer
  • Film Set- level 8 Performer
  • A-list Celebrity Trailer- level 9 Performer

Only the performer will be able to complete tasks to help sims that require one of the workstations above


Each time you upgrade a workstation one of the following will happen:

  • The time taken to complete the task using that workstation will decrease
  • The amount of  coins you receive will increase  
  • The amount of XPs you receive will increase


Workstations can be upgraded 20 times each

NOTE: you can only upgrade one workstation at a time unless you are VIP


Why is it costing me LPs to build a workstation?

This is because you do not have enough resources to build or upgrade the workstation yet, just help sims and collect the resources to be able to build without it costing you LPs

Reaching Level 6

Once you reach level 6 for the first time a new quest will begin (it isn’t really a quest and yes you can do it at the same time as other quests- if you completed this in the police update it probably won’t appear when you reach level 6 in the movie studio career) It shows you how to select the speciality for your sim and how to get promoted

Professions: Specialization Training

  • Assign a specialist to a level 6 sim- click on the occupations (career) tab, find the level 6 sim and choose either Director or Performer:

NOTE: you can only have one sim on each of these

  • Fulfil a profession badge- check the occupations tab to find out what you need to do to complete this, I had help 3 sims, to complete this I needed to help 3 sims that came to the movie studio by completing all of the tasks

Only one badge can be collected per shift and you need 3 badges before you will be able to reach level 7 (you cannot move on to level 7 without the 3 badges)

  • Build a workstation at a profession workplace- if your sim is a Director you will be able to build the Costume Department and if your sim is a Performer you will be able to build the Audition Room (if you do not have the right amount of resources it will say it costs LPs to build- just help sims to gain resources and it won’t cost you LPs)

 Professions Menu

You can access this using the button in the top left hand corner of your screen when you are at the movie studio

Workplace Overview- here you can see the workstations you have currently unlocked, what level you are on and what resources you need to upgrade them

Storage- this is where you see your current resources collected and on the right hand side is your movie coins, the movie coins are used to increase your storage if you need to and trade for resources (which is in the next tab) 
The simoleon symbol next to the resources in the storage means you can sell resources for simoleons, this might be helpful if you have run out of space in your storage and don’t have any movie coins to increase the storage:

Resource Exchange- here you can either spin for resources using simoleons or LPs for the mega spin (if you are VIP 2) as well as trade movie coins for resources:

Once your sims have helped 15 people (you need to complete all the tasks for a person to have helped 1 person) in a day they will end their shift early and you earn bonus movie coins and resources 
NOTE: Other sims with this career will go to work but you will not be able to see or interact with them as you can only have two active sims at the movie studio so I would suggest you send sims who are on the highest level in this career to work first so they can level up faster and complete the tasks that a lower level sim may be unable to do.

Orange Suitcase? Can’t send your sims to work?


This is because you have already sent them to work once today, if you were VIP level 1 you can send them to work at the movie studio twice in a day (this will cost you 20LPs)

Wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP.


Confused about these new profession careers? Give my Guide to Profession Careers post a read!

Thanks for reading!

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version