The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff Pack Guide

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The Sims 4 Laundry Day Game Guide

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Table of Contents

 
 

Stuff Pack Information

 

 
 

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Game Summary

Surround your Sims in clean clothes while living a rustic lifestyle with The Sims™ 4 Laundry Day Stuff. Your Sims’ can now clean their clothes, from gathering laundry to washing and drying, giving their outfits a spotless look. Embrace the rustic life with new country-themed décor and clothing for your household.
 


 
 

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Create A Sim Fashions

Female Adult/Teen/Elder – 2 Hairstyles, 5 Tops, 1 Bottom, 1 Outfit, 1 Accessory, 2 Pairs of Shoes

Female Child – 1 Top, 1 Outfit
 
 
Male Adult/Teen/Elder – 1 Hairstyle, 3 Tops, 2 Bottoms

Male Child – 1 Top

 

Hairstyles


 

Clothing


 

Accessories/Shoes


 
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New Social Interaction

The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff adds a new “What’s That Spot?” social interaction under the “Mischief” category. Sims as young as children use this mischievous interaction on others, but sometimes the target Sim is too clever to fall for it! Or are they?


 
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Doing Laundry

The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff adds the ability for Sims to do laundry. Owning any of the new laundry day objects (Hampers, Washers, Dryers, Wash Tub, or Clothesline) will cause Sims’ clothing to become dirty over time. When your Sim changes outfits, clothing piles will be placed in the nearest hamper (if available), or they will accumulate on the ground.

❗ If you do not place any of the new laundry related objects on a lot, the game will not trigger dirty laundry, clothing piles, or any of the associated moodlets.

❗ The clothing of Sims who have the “Slob” or “Lazy” traits will automatically be placed on the ground. Clothing piles from other Sims, especially those with the “Neat” Trait, will always be placed in the hamper when one is available.

Dirty laundry piles can be collected from a hamper, or picked up directly from the ground. Each Hamper holds 20 outfit changes (or piles of clothing), and once full, all clothing piles will be generated on the ground as they no longer fit into the hamper.

When enough clothing is generated on the lot, it can be collected from Hampers or the floor. From there, Sims can interact with clothing piles using the following interactions:

Take to Hamper (Requires Hamper) – Sims will take the clothing piles to the nearest available hamper. Hampers must have room to fit the additional clothing piles.

Search Pockets – Sims can search clothing piles for loose change.

Put in Inventory – Sims can place piles of clothing into their inventory.

Do Laundry – Sims have the option to move clothing piles into a Washing Machine, Dryer, Wash Tub, or Clothesline. Available options vary based on the current state of the clothing.

Hampers also have a “Pick up Clothing Piles” interaction.

Now that piles of clothing are filling up the hampers, it’s time to actually wash and dry their clothes. In order for a Sim to wash and dry clothing in the game, one of following objects must be placed on the lot: a Washer, a Wash Tub, and/or a Dryer, a Clothesline.

Once appliances are placed, Sims can use the available options to “wash” and “dry” the clothing. When the drying process is complete, they can use the “put away” or “set down” interactions to finalize the laundry process. This is the end of the laundry cycle.

❗ Sims can mix and match washers and dryers as long as they have at least one of each. To even begin washing clothes, it is required that a washer or wash tub is present on the lot. In order to dry them, there must be a dryer or clothesline available.
 
❗ Sims will autonomously do the laundry if autonomy is enabled. If you have The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff installed, Butlers will automatically add laundry to their list of daily tasks. Same goes for Maids hired to provide their cleaning services.
 
❗ Children can also do laundry, but they are limited to washers and dryers that are on the ground only. When stacking appliances, they are not able to reach the “top shelf”, nor are they able to use Wash Tubs and Clotheslines.
 
❗ If you have The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack installed, doing the laundry will increase the “Responsibility” Character Value in Children and Teens. Similarly, Toddlers who “Splash” in Wash Tubs will cause a decrease in Responsibility.
 
❗ With The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack installed, Pets will investigate and watch washers and dryers. Additionally, Cats will also “Bat At” the water droplets falling from wet clothing on the clothesline.

While the basic functionality of laundry is self-explanatory, there are additional features, interactions, and upgrades available with the laundry system. The next several sections of our guide contain in-depth details on each of these features.
 

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Washers & Dryers

Washers, Dryers, Wash Tubs, and Clotheslines have been added to the game. These items can be purchased in buy mode, and range from §100-§1025. These objects can be placed on residential or commercial lots, and are required to enable the laundry system in game.

❗ Washers and Dryers are available individually and as a “stacked” item. Placing the Washing Machine on the bottom will allow for the Dryer on top.
 
❗ Children can also do laundry, but they are limited to washers and dryers that are on the ground only. When stacking appliances, they are not able to reach the “top shelf”, nor are they able to use Wash Tubs and Clotheslines.
 
❗ When Sims use the Wash Tub they will increase their Fitness Skill.
 
❗ Sims will NOT autonomously clean the lint traps of dryers if autonomy is enabled. However, if you have The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff installed, Butlers will automatically add cleaning lint traps to their list of daily tasks. Same goes for Maids hired to provide their cleaning services.
 
❗ It can take up to 12 hours for clothing to dry using a Clothesline

There are several options available with these new items, so let’s check them all out. The following interactions are available with Washers and Wash Tubs:

Unload and Move Laundry To – Sims can move laundry from a washing machine or wash tub to a dryer or clothesline.
 
Unload and Set Laundry Down – Sims can move laundry from a washing machine or wash tub to the ground.
 
Clean Laundry Additives – Sims use this to clean out any additives that were placed into a washer or wash tub.
 
Replace Water (Wash Tub) – After hand washing clothing in the wash tub, the water starts to get murky. Replacing the water to ensure laundry is always fresh and clean is ideal.
 
Add Laundry Additive (Wash Tub) – This allows Sims to add Flowers for Food as an additive to the laundry. This option is available on both the washing machine and wash tub. See the additives section of the guide for details.
 
Upgrade (Washing Machine) – Sims can upgrade the washing machine to increase speed, cleanliness, and more. See the upgrades section of the guide for details.
 
Wash Laundry (Washing Machine) – Once clothing is placed in a washing machine, Sims can use the interaction to start the cycle. Washing machines have an unlimited amount of room to add more and more clothing.
 
Watch Laundry (Washing Machine) – Sims can watch laundry spin in circles during the cycle.
 
Sabotage (Washing Machine) – When mischievous Sims complete the “Chief of Mischief” Aspiration, they will be rewarded with the “Tormentor” reward trait. This allows Sims to Sabotage items, including the washing machine. Sabotaged washers have their plumbing or electricity fail.
 
Add Extra Soap (Washing Machine) – Sims with at least a level 4 in the Mischief Skill, and an upgraded washer, can use the “Laundry Additive” to add some extra soap to the washer

In addition to the options mentioned, there are also three unique moodlets that Sims can experience when using the washer or wash tub. The following moodlets are available:

Spin Cycle (Dazed +2) – Sims receive this moodlet when they “Watch” laundry during a cycle.
 
Yucky Splash – Toddlers (Sad +2) – Toddlers receive this moodlet when they use the “Splash” interaction in the wash tub.
 
Washed-Out Arms (Uncomfortable +2) – Sims tend to receive this often when using the wash tub.

Once clothing has been washed, they need to be properly dried using one of the two drying methods. The following interactions are available with Dryers and Clotheslines:

Unload and Put Away Laundry – Sims can use this interaction to place finished laundry in their dresser.
 
Unload and Set Laundry Down – Sims can move laundry from a dryer or clothesline to the ground.
 
Upgrade – Sims can upgrade the dryer and clothesline to increase speed, cleanliness, and more. See the upgrades section of the guide for details.
 
Dry Laundry (Dryer) – Once clothing is placed in a dryer, Sims can use the interaction to start the cycle. Dryers have an unlimited amount of room to add more and more clothing.
 
Watch Laundry (Dryer) – Sims can watch laundry spin in circles during the cycle.
 
Sabotage (Dryer) – When mischievous Sims complete the “Chief of Mischief” Aspiration, they will be rewarded with the “Tormentor” reward trait. This allows Sims to Sabotage items, including a dryer. Sabotaged dryers have their electricity fail.
 
Clean Lint Trap (Dryer) – Every so often the dryer will generate this option to give Sims an opportunity to clean out the lint trap. Ignoring a dirty lint trap will result in a fire that could cause damage to the lot, and harm to a Sim.


 
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Upgrades & Additives

To further interact with the Washing Machines, Dryers, Wash Tubs, and Clotheslines, Sims can upgrade the appliances to enhance their use. Want pristine clothing every time? Want to prevent lint trap fires? Then upgrading is the way to go. The following is a complete list of upgrades available for each of the laundry objects.

Clothesline Upgrades

  • Handiness Level 3
    • Iron Line – Clothesline will never break or catch on fire. (Requires 3 Common Upgrade Parts)

 

Washer Upgrades

  • Handiness Level 5
    • Presoak – The presoak cycle will take slightly longer, but increases the chance that the Washing Machine will make your clothing pristine. (Requires 1 Common and 2 Plumbing Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 6
    • Whisper Quiet – Decreases the noise when the Washing Machine is turned on. (Requires 1 Common, 1 Electric and 1 Plumbing Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 6
    •  Laundry Additive Tray – Unlocks a laundry additive tray that can be used to add pleasant (Flowers) or foul (Food) scents to loads of laundry. (Requires 1 Common and 3 Kitchen Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 7
    • Speed Cycle – The Washing Machine will take less time to clean laundry. (Requires 2 Common, 1 Plumbing, and 1 Electric Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 8
    • Tungsten Drum – The Washing Machine will not break down over time. (Requires 2 Electric and 2 Plumbing Upgrade Parts)

 

Dryer Upgrades

  • Handiness Level 5
    • Lint-Less – Using the Dryer will not create lint. This helps laundry dry faster, and prevents the chance of starting a fire. (Requires 1 Common, 1 Electric, and 2 Kitchen Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 6
    • Whisper Quiet – Decreases the noise when the Dryer is turned on. (Requires 1 Common, 1 Electric and 1 Kitchen Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 7
    • Speed Cycle – The Dryer will take less time to dry laundry. (Requires 2 Common and 2 Electric Upgrade Parts)
  • Handiness Level 8
    • Tungsten Drum – The Dryer will not break down over time. (Requires 3 Electric and 1 Kitchen Upgrade Parts)

The Additive upgrade unlocks the “Add Laundry Additive” option on the Washing Machine, but is already unlocked on the Wash Tub. Sims are required to have Flowers (harvestables) or Food (recipes) in their inventory to use the additive tray.

❗ Additives last 2 wash cycles in a washing machine, and 1 cycle in the wash tub. There’s also an option to “Clean Out Additives” should Sims decide against using them.

❗ Clothing washed with additives will have a “Scent” added to their laundry state.


 
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Laundry State & Moodlets

When using the laundry system in the game, a special “Laundry State” feature is enabled for all clothing (piles and folded). This provides information on the Cleanliness, Dryness, and Scent of the clothing a Sim wears or interacts with. While most would probably avoid clothing that is engulfed in fumes and flies, knowing the state of the clothing is helpful.

Clothing will gradually decrease in quality the longer it stays in hampers, on counters, on Sims, and on the ground. Even clean and folded clothing stacks that are not “put away” in a dresser will decrease in quality over time, eventually turning back into a clothing pile.

❗ Sims who change their outfit after a swim will generate “Used” & “Soaked” laundry, while Sims who change their dirty outfit generate “Dirty” & “Dry” laundry.
 
❗ Additives and upgrades also play a role in determining laundry state.
 
❗ The laundry state can be seen by hovering over laundry piles and folded clothing. The information box will reveal Cleanliness, Dryness, and Scent.

The following laundry states are available in game:

  • Cleanliness
    • Pristine
    • Clean
    • Used
    • Dirty
    • Filthy
  • Dryness
    • Warm
    • Dry
    • Damp
    • Soaked
  • Scent
    • Fragrent
    • Foul

Knowing the state of laundry is beneficial for Sims who want the most out of the laundry they wear. Just like other actions in the game, the state of the laundry determines the type of moodlet a Sim will receive when wearing the clothing.

❗ Sims who wear a certain quality of clothing will also unlock two new social interactions for other Sims around them: “Sniff Fresh Clothing” (Friendly) and “Sniff Foul Clothing” (Mean) become available when Sims wear clean or dirty clothing.

Below is a complete list of moodlets available to Sims:

Soaked Clothing (Angry +2) – Did someone forget to dry the laundry after it was washed? This Sim’s clothing is absolutely drenched.
 
Floral Scented Clothing (Confident +2) – Mmm… This Sim’s clothing smells like a flowery meadow thanks to that laundry additive.
 
Dry Clothing (Fine +2) – The household’s laundry load dried sufficiently… Sometimes it’s the little things in life that mean the most.
 
Used Clothing (Fine +1) – This Sim’s outfit isn’t exactly fresh from the washer, but nobody will call them out for wearing it either. Set aside time to do laundry in the next few days though…
 
Foul Smelling Clothing (Embarrassed +2) – Oh gross, who slipped the rotting food into the laundry load? Their clothing smells truly foul.
 
Pristine Clothing! (Happy +2) – The clothes from this load of laundry turned out exceptionally clean.
 
Clean Clothing (Happy +1) – This Sim is dressed so fresh and so clean!
 
Warm Clothing (Playful +2) – Wearing clothing that was recently dried is like a big warm hug that goes on and on!
 
Damp Clothing (Sad +2) – Bleh, this laundry didn’t dry thoroughly.
 
Filthy Clothing! (Uncomfortable +2) – This Sim’s clothing is disgusting. It’s well past time to do a load of laundry. Don’t walk… RUN to the nearest Washing Machine.
 
Dirty Clothing (Uncomfortable +2) – This Sim’s clothing is pretty dirty. Stop slacking and clean some laundry.


 
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Six Seater Dining Table

Laundry Day introduces a new indoor dining table large enough to seat up to Six Sims. This is the first indoor table of its kind as most other circular tables typically only seat up to four Sims. The first patio six seater was introduced in The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff.


 
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Build/Buy Mode Objects

The Sims 4 Laundry Day Stuff includes 53 buy and build mode items. This includes objects, build items, styled rooms, and every other item that was included with the game. The slideshow below contains 49 of these objects, with the “Styled Rooms” listed right below.

The slideshow begins with the “Bae Window” and ends with the “Wicker Whims Living Chair”. If you prefer to view the images individually, check out the album on Flickr.

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Styled Rooms