Starting The Sims 4 #2 (Home)

How to set up your game after creating your sim

(check out the previous post!)

The next step is to choose a home that’s highlighted in green, you can afford those. I suggest starting with a small home in the beginning. (just click on the home)

Hit ‘ furnished’. If you don’t have more than 3,000 in funds left, I suggest getting your sim a job. Otherwise, you won’t be able to pay bills AND feed you sim. Click on the briefcase in the bottom right corner, ‘join a career’.  I chose the ‘painter’ career because my sim has the ‘Painter Extraordinaire’  aspiration. He wants to paint.

I have 6,337 left. If you have all the necessities, both for your job (I need an easel, found in hobbies & skills)

Necessities: Bathroom (shower, sink, toilet)

Kitchen (Fridge, counter, stove, trashcan, sink)

Bedroom (bed, room for skill building objects, such as an easel)

Outdoor trash can


BONUS: There is a trashcan that is $1200, it gives you money when you use it. You don’t need any other trashcan if you use this one.

You can also get a home from the gallery. (my hashtag is #908 (when searching for a home, you can look it up in the search bar, click on the other options, hashtag and then just type 908, you can find my at Safe Simmer too. I have several starter homes already.


Starting The Sims 4 #1 (CAS)

Recently got The Sims 4?

The first thing you do when you load the sims, you hit ‘new game’. That’ll take you to create a sim (CAS)

Once in CAS, hit the little grey pumlbob (the Diamond) a lot of options show up. you can choose the sim’s gender, age(if you make one sim, they must be a teen sim or older), walk style, voice, & and a couple more options in the ‘…’.

Next, you can choose the traits for your sim. What do you want your sim to be? You can choose their first & last name. (you can do this later, or randomize!)

You can dress them, and choose their weight, and muscle mass first, (you can also re-shape their bodies), you can reshape their face, choose skin color eye, hair color, and makeup!

Suggestions for beginners:

Easy Traits: Cheerful, creative, foodie, ambitious, neat, good, goofball, art lover, music lover

Difficult Traits: Lazy, slob, mean, perfectionist, active, gloomy, geek, childish

Just don’t until later traits: Evil, jealous, romantic, noncommital, Hot-Headed, Insane, Kleptomaniac


After the traits, you need to choose an aspiration. If you want them to complete it easily, I suggest choosing traits that would help.

For beginners:  (In order of difficulty)

Creativity: Painter Extraordinaire Good Traits: Creative, Cheerful, Perfectionist. (Art lover, ambitious is you want the painter career, materialistic)

Food: Master Chef

Nature: Freelance Botanist


If you haven’t already,  You need to choose their first & last name to continue (the game won’t let you otherwise) Then click on the checkmark in the bottom right corner, and save & play!