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The Sims Freeplay- Community Challenges Explained!

Community Challenges are a weekly task that we all perform in order to reach a community target, once we reach the target we all unlock a prize! These were added to the game on the 21st May, the first of four sets is called Spring Love Community Challenge, in this post I will explain how they work

The aim of Community Challenges is The Sims Freeplay team set a challenge on the Monday for everyone playing to complete before the following Sunday, so The Spring Love Community Challenge started on the 21st May and will end on the 27th May.

The community (everyone who plays) needs to complete the challenge in the time limit for everyone to receive a special reward, so we are all working together to unlock the prize, in The Spring Love Community Challenge we will all unlock the Harajuku Hair Pack if we purchase 5 million outfits from the mall

A pop up appears at the start of the week to show you what the reward is but you can also find out on The Sims Freeplay’s facebook and twitter pages if you miss the pop up

You will also be able to see the progress of the challenge in pop ups that appear when you open the game throughout the week but strangely you cannot see the progress any other way in the game

The Spring Community Challenge: Purchase 5 million items in the mall

Prize: Harajuku Hair Pack

How do I complete this? If you have built the mall and some stores you can click on browse clothes on a wardrobe then click on the second tab which is store, from there you can find items to buy to contribute to this challenge. If we reach 5 million before the week ends on Sunday we will unlock the Harajuku Hair Pack

NOTE: You don’t have to purchase all 5 million yourself, everyone who plays is completing this

What happens if I already have the prize? Unfortunately there are currently no other prizes so if you have the prize already you won’t receive anything

Do I still get the prize if I don’t participate?Yes, if we reach the goal but you don’t take part you can still get the prize

Where can I see the progress? The only way to see the progress is when the pop up appears throughout the week

What do I think about this? The idea seems good but it definitely feels rushed, we all complained about the preteen boxes costing 4 keys each so we have been given this as some sort of apology! I think reducing the amount of keys needed would have been better! It would be improved if we could see a progress bar on the game instead of waiting for pop ups to appear, I think if we could see how we are doing we would have more incentive to partake in it and more people would join in as I think some people might have missed this. I personally have no reason to participate in this as I already have these hairstyles so again I think a brand new prize would make more people complete this.

If you have any other questions about community challenges let me know and I will try and find out the answer for you!

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The Sims Freeplay- Luxury Laundry Live Event

Did you miss out on items such as washing machines, dryers and ironing boards last time this event was available? Good news, its back again for 5 days! 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!

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

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

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!

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 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

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:

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.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

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The Sims Mobile- World of Luxury Event

A new time limited event has started in The Sims Mobile! The aim of this event is to earn enough deluxe coins to buy the ornate boxes to unlock all the world of luxury items in the 14 day time limit!

How do you earn deluxe coins?

  • Completing the Luxurious Leisure Event (click on a sofa at home)- every 20 hours
  • Completing the Tasteful Tea Tasting Event (at the cafe)- every 8 hours
  • Completing the Spice-It-Up Cooking Class (at the restaurant)- every 8 hours
  • Completing the Friendly Insights Event (relationship event)- every 8 hours
  • Also complete career, hobby and relationship events to receive a few extra coins!
  • Complete the Extravagant Ideas Quest, there are 14 parts to complete:

1.Spread the world about the World of Luxury Event- 5 seconds, costs 3 energy each (select blue interaction with 5 other sims) Reward: 15 deluxe coins

2.Complete the Tasteful Tea Tasting event at the Cafe. Tap the Microphone to start the event- go to the cafe and click on the symbol and select start event (your sim doesn’t have to work at the cafe to do this) You can complete this event every 8 hours Reward: Little Luxuries Tea Set

3.Take Little Luxuries Tea Set out of Storage and place it at Home Reward: 15 deluxe coins

4.Use the Little Luxuries Tea Set to share your tea knowledge- 5 seconds, costs 3 energy (click on the tea set and select a sim to share tea knowledge with) Reward: 15 deluxe coins

5.Complete the next Luxurious Leisure event at Home. Tap a Sofa to start the event. You can complete this event every 20 hours Reward: 15 deluxe coins

6.Tap on the sofa and consider your current home decor- 5 seconds, costs 3 energy Reward: 15 deluxe coins

7.Attend 1 foodie, concert or studio party (go to the party tab and find a foodie, concert or studio party to attend) Reward: 15 deluxe coins

8.Complete the next Luxurious Leisure event at Home. Tap a sofa to start the event. You can complete this event every 20 hours Reward: 15 deluxe coins

9.Complete your to do list Reward: 15 deluxe coins

10.Complete the Spice-It-Up Cooking Class at the Restaurant. Tap the fridge to start the event. You can complete this event every 8 hours Reward: 15 deluxe coins 

11.Complete your to do list again Reward: 15 deluxe coins

12.Complete the next Luxurious Leisure event at Home. Tap on a sofa to start the event. You can complete this event every 20 hours  Reward: 15 deluxe coins

13.Complete the Friendly Insights event with another sim. You can complete this event every 8 hours Reward: 15 deluxe coins

14.Complete more events to earn 1,700 deluxe coins Reward: 10 simcash 

If you complete the whole quest you unlock the Luxuriously Ornate Double Door and Lattice Window (I am currently on part 14 so I will update with the prize information when I complete the quest)


Buying Ornate Boxes

You can either buy an ornate box for 50 deluxe coins or 75 simcash. You will get an item at random each time,  you can get some of them more than once, for example you could win 2 bubble blowers, 6 hanging lanterns or boho themed clothes

Each item pictured has a ribbon next to it which shows you the rarity of that item, this shows you how likely it is you will earn that item. I’m glad the box that costs simcash now has better odds at unlocking the rare items:

Once you have unlocked an item there will be a tick on that item, the aim is to unlock all the items before the time limit is up!

What did you think about this event?

I was disappointed with the hot tub event, the odds were terrible so I was really hoping this one was going to be better. My first 3 boxes were simcash and heirloom tickets so I was not happy, it was fourth time lucky for me to actually unlock an item from this event! I really like the items and I am glad they have reduced the cost of the simcash box and made the odds better this time. I am just hoping that the 3 boxes at the beginning isn’t a sign of things to come and this event has been improved and tweaked after our feedback on the hot tub event.

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The Sims Freeplay- Prepped for Prom Event

The time limited hobby event that unlocks prom clothes for your teenage sims is back! But be quick it is only around for 6 days! To get the prom outfits you will need to complete the fashion designer hobby collection 8 times in the 6 day time limit. If you have never done the fashion designer hobby click here for details.

If you completed this event last time it will not appear for you again. If you got some of the outfits last time you will start from the point you reached so if you got 5 last time you only need to complete the collection 3 more times.

NOTE: You will need to have completed the teenager quest to be able to get this time limited hobby event

You need to buy a fashion studio from the promotions r us store to complete this hobby

You need to firstly accept this quest, it will remove the fashion pieces you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start.

this was the screenshot from last time, you have 6 days this time

If you say no you can start it from the goal tab

Once you have said yes you now need to complete the collection 8 times in 6 days!




-have more than one sim working on it
-it is easier if you have all the sims in one house, maybe build a room for them so they are all together but you don’t have to! 
-if you can, do the 10 minute option over and over, you will find the most designs this way (once you have a sim at level 6)

-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 (maybe do the 12 hour option) so all designs are unlocked (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this you can just do the 10 minute option over and over again)
-remember to click start new collection on the fashion hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.

Prizes: these can be found in the wardrobe under outfits for teenage sims

NOTE: the hairstyles are from the Teen Life Hobby Event which is not currently available

1.Classic Prom Prize Pack  2.Blue Ocean Prom Prize Pack

3. Green-with-Envy Prom Prize Pack  

4.Lilac Wine Prom Prize Pack

5.Bold and Bright Prom Prize Pack  

6.Snazzy Prom Prize Pack

7.Perfect Prom Prize Pack  

8.King and Queen Prom Prize Pack (contains several outfits)



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The Sims Mobile- Retirement

When you reach level 16 you will unlock retirement. Once they retire they will become unplayable so you will no longer be able to control them. In this post I will show you how to retire your sims

When a sim is ready to retire a pop up will appear, you can either click retire straight away which is the same as in step 3 below or you can click not right now to retire them later.

TIP: If you want to finish a career or hobby story then you can finish it first before you retire them

1.When you decide you want to retire them click on the sim info panel button:

2.When the sim info panel appears click on the fourth tab which is your sims traits. From here you can see the retire sim option, click retire:

3.A pop up will appear saying your sim is ready to retire, click retire:

4.Your sim will then leave an heirloom, click on the box to open it to find out which heirloom your sim has left behind:

I don’t know if there is any reasoning behind the heirloom your sim earns. Haley earned the mean charm but she wasn’t mean once!

5.Your sim will now look older and you will still see them around your house for a while but you will be unable to control them. You can either move them out straight away by clicking on the family portrait and you won’t see them again or you can wait for a birthday cake to appear above their head and you can move them out then:



Moving Out Sims:


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