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The Sims Freeplay- Items Needed To Create The Best Social Tasks House!

Do you often visit a neighbours town and you cannot find the items you need to complete social tasks in one place? This post will stop you being that neighbour and instead be able to create a house full of all the social items needed so you can become the best neighbour in simtown!


The house ideally needs to be at least 2 storys so you can add a firepole

Garden Items:

  • A pool with an inflatable pool toy and a diving board
  • A small dirty pool for your neighbours to clean

TIP: I think its best to have 2 pools, one clean and one dirty so if your neighbour is looking to swim they don’t have to clean the pool first

  • Poolside Recliner
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Garden Patch to plant:

TIP: again you could have two garden patches, one that they can use to plant and the other one with a sim eating plant that they can negotiate with it (grow lettuce until it turns into a sim eating plant)


  • A Cat
  • A Dog and a Frisbee

Main Career and Hobby Items (these can be brought from the promotions r us store once they have been unlocked):

  • Auction Podium
  • Guitar
  • Easel
  • Telescope
  • Camera
  • Soccer Ball
  • Fashion Studio
  • Fire Hydrant
  • Mirror
  • Woodworking Bench

I’m not sure exactly how many of the hobbies appear in social tasks so I’ve only listed the most commonly asked for hobby items here but I would recommend you have all the hobby items you can in this one house. My house below is still a working progress, each time I unlock a new hobby I add that item to the house, some may not be needed to complete tasks but they will be helpful for neighbours completing time limited hobby events!

  •  Haunted Items– for the ghost hunting hobby (these can be found in buy mode, look for the red ghost symbol!)


Other Important Items:

  • Car
  • Teen Study Desk
  • Preteen Bookshelf
  • MP3 Player
  • Magazines
  • BBQ
  • Foosball Table (although there is one in Another Simtown!)
  • Trampoline
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Computer
  • Toddler Building Blocks
  • Bookcase
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Sofa
  • Chair
  • Bath
  • Coffee Machine
  • Teapot
  • Fridge
  • Oven:

TIP: It is best to have 2 ovens, a normal one so your neighbours can bake items and the other one that is on fire (cook brownies until they cause a fire so your neighbours can extinguish it)


Also its great if you have some places in your town such as The Mall, Community CenterCampgrounds and Snow Park built!


What about a pet farm? When it was possible to have more than 2 pets in a house some players created pet farms which neighbours like to visit to find treasure from these pets quickly, it isn’t possible to make one anymore.


Once you have finished editing your house you will need to Save to the Cloud so your neighbours can see the changes you have made.


I’m still working on a Social Tasks list so if I have missed anything let me know and I will add it to this post

Unsure how to visit neighbours? Check out this post!

Thanks for reading!



The Sims Freeplay- Love is Blinds Event

This is a brand new time limited hobby event which unlocks blinds and curtains- they even open and close! Complete the woodworking hobby 7 times in the 7 day time limit to unlock all the new blinds and curtains, you unlock a pack at random each time. Also sorry this post is a few days late, I have just arrived back from EA Play in America.
If you haven’t done the woodworking hobby before click here for more information

Firstly you need to accept the love is blinds event and it will reset your current woodworking collection so you don’t get a head start:
 If you say no you can start the event from the goal tab, you need to have the latest penthouse update to be able to begin this event.

Confused about time limited hobby events? This video explains how they work:




-have more than one sim working on it- you can buy as many woodworking benches as you want and you can find more in the community center

-if one of your neighbours has the community center you can send another sim to their town to also complete the hobby
-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!

-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 (maybe do the longest hour option) so all woodworking pieces 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 5 hour option over and over)
-remember to click start new collection on the woodworking 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.

There is a new element now, from the hobby collection screen you can now use LPs to finish a whole row instead of using the lucky spin to find one at random. The LP price varies depending on the row you are completing and how many you have left to find in that row:

Definitely a great option if you have the LPs to spare and want to complete this event really quickly! BUT you have to complete the previous row before you can use LPs on the next row, this video shows you how this works:


Pictures and information on the prize packs will be added as I unlock  each of them!

The blinds and curtains can be opened and closed but you cannot place items infront of them


1.Modern Window Pack

2.Beach Tones Window Pack

3.Earthy Tones Window Pack


4.Shadey Window Pack


5.Natural Window Pack


6.Sleek Window Pack



Thanks for reading!



The Sims Freeplay- House Guide (Part Four) Penthouse Apartments

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

This house guide is going to show you the NEW penthouse apartments that can be built in downtown (where the hospital is located) that you unlock once you have completed the Sims and the City Discovery Quest There are currently four penthouse templates and 3 house lots in downtown that you can build an apartment on but I’m sure they will add more to downtown in the future! There are currently four penthouse apartments:

  • Empty Penthouse
  • Two and a Half Beds
  • Sanctuary in the Sky
  • Lofty Penthouse

How big are Penthouse Apartments? The grid size is 26×12

How do I find my daily reward without a mailbox? Click on the lift and you will find the option:

Empty Penthouse– build your own amazing penthouse apartment on this empty grid

Two and a Half Beds– the most basic penthouse with mostly very basic items but it does have a bunk bed in it!   Sanctuary in the Sky– very elegant 1 story penthouse with a nice little garden in the middle!

Lofty Penthouse– beautifully designed 2 story penthouse with swimming pool and grand piano! Definitely my favourite one!


Check out my House Tour video of these penthouses here:

Thank you for reading!




The Sims Freeplay- Sims and the City Quest

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

LEVEL: 15 TIME LIMIT: 7 days UNLOCKS: penthouse apartments PRIZE: celeb fashion outfits

To begin this quest you firstly need to have completed the Simtown Express Quest to have access to the downtown area (where the hospital is located) as the penthouse apartments will be built here once you complete this new quest! You will still unlock the penthouse apartments once you complete the quest even if you don’t finish in the time limit.

Click on the director in the park to begin this quest:

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

Unable to start this quest even though you meet the requirements? They have fixed this issue with a data push, to see these changes you will need to force close the app and I would also recommend restarting your device, you should then be able to begin the quest!

NOTE: I completed this quest on the early access version of the game so some goals or times may differ, I will update the post as I complete the quest on my game.

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has 

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Ask Miss Director what’s wrong- 30 seconds

  • Offer to help Miss Director- 12 seconds

  • Demonstrate touring ability- 2 minutes (thinking man statue)

  • Watch simtown stars- 5 hours

  • Answer call from director- 48 seconds

  • Send 3 sims to the park
  • Request an autograph- 2 minutes

  • Offer Prim a tour- 7 hours 45 minutes

  • Present the thinking man- 2 minutes

  • Tell a story of the park (I don’t think it matters which option you select so I went for the one with the shortest time!)- 10 hours 5 minutes

  • Send a sim home

  • Boast about a visitor (click on prim, again I don’t think it matters which option you select so I went for the one with the shortest time!)- 13 hours 45 minutes

  • Celebrate simtown diversity- 5 sims in one house
  • Take a selfie with prim- 2 minutes

  • Gossip with Prim- 1 hour 35 minutes

  • Place a decoration (buy from decoration section)

  • Confess plan for fame- 11 hours 45 minutes

  • Ask where to start- 2 minutes

  • Clean strange slime from fridge- 17 hours 30 minutes

  • Query random acts of kindness- 1 hour 35 minutes (click on prim)

  • Bake donuts in an oven- 8 hours click on oven, select baking and choose donuts (can be started early)

  • Give donuts to a stranger- sim needs to NOT be a friend or romance with that sim- 2 hours 25 minutes

  • Talk to Prim- 19 hours 45 minutes

  • Hug Prim- 4 hours 45 minutes

  • Say farewell to Prim- 1 day 2 hours 45 minutes


Once you complete the quest you will be able to build the Penthouse Apartments in downtown! Click here for my House Guide to the Penthouse Apartments!


You also unlock new penthouse related items:


  • Faux Lawn and Wooden Panels (patio paving and balcony paving sections)
  • Glass Partition (decorations section)
  • Support Column (decorations section)
  • Flat roofing (roofing section)
  • Exposed Concrete (flooring section)
  • Modern Glass Panes (windows section)
  • Single and Double Penthouse Doors (doors section)
  • Exposed Brick, White Brick, Classic Brick, Warehouse Wall and Simple Concrete (walls section)
  • Contempo-Stair-y (stairs section)

Prize: Celebrity Fashion Outfits
Where can I find them? In the wardrobe under outfits for female adult sims

It is worth it? I don’t really like these outfits so I am not bothered about completing this in the time limit but you might really like them!

Thanks for reading!

Watch my step by step video of the quest here:


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


The Sims Freeplay- Penthouses Update!

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys

This latest update is really exciting as you can probably tell by the title we are going to be unlocking penthouse apartments!


Sims and the City Quest – complete this discovery quest to unlock penthouse apartment templates in downtown (where the hospital is located)

Unable to start this quest even though you meet the requirements? They have fixed this issue with a data push, to see these changes you will need to force close the app and I would also recommend restarting your device, you should then be able to begin the quest! 


Custom Closets Live Event (not yet available)- unlocks new wardrobe components such as a vanity and dress closet!

NEW HOBBY EVENT: Love is Blinds (available now for a limited time!) unlocks curtains and blinds!
IMPROVED MYSTERY BOX SHOP: Loads more prizes available including items not previously featured in the game! Click on the gift box at the front of your house to see the changes:

NOTE: if you play on a Windows Phone you will not get this update as Firemonkeys have stopped updating the game for Windows Phones.