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Housecleaning For All Sims

by Buzzler Posted 12th Jul 2010 at 11:59 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2015 at 5:57 PM by Buzzler
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
2014-03-15 - Compatible with game version 1.67. No changes.

Simple. I think traits should affect what sims can do or not do, not what players can do or not do. So it stinks to deny players something that simply consists of a succession of things they can do.

Just put it in your mod folder. The Clean House interaction will show up when you click on the ground if something cleanable is present on the lot. This interaction is not a simple clone of the neat trait interaction, the handling of dirty and clean laundry is vastly improved. The picture below shows from top left to bottom right the handling of laundry in chronological order.
As you might or might not see, the sim (let's pretend she does) recognizes clean and dry laundry on the clothesline so she gets that first. Next she gets the clean and wet laundry from the washing machine and puts it on the now free clothesline. Finally she gathers all dirty laundry and puts it in the now free washing machine.

Additionally, the interaction has a few fixes for bugs in the original clean house interaction. I don't want to brag, but these are terribly stupid bugs and completely unnecessary too. You guys have probably only seen the neat trait Clean House interaction drop from the queue without doing anything, but I have seen where and why the original code literally spills its guts. Since this mod is now superior to the original interaction, I decided to stomp the original interaction and make the interaction from this mod available to neat sims, too. Mind you, this is nothing persistent. This mod doesn't change persistent data at all.

Supported for game version 1.67. Should work with game versions from 1.31 upwards, though.

Oh, joyous joy! This mod is fully localized. Not because I learned the 0x1A supported languages overnight, but because I simply used the already existing strings. How neat is that? Yes, I'm sorry for that. Where's the "Bad Puns!" jar again?

possible conflicts
This is a scripting mod and as such the possibility for conflicts with other mods, no matter what kind, is next to non-existant. I can't think of any kind of mod which could possibly interfere with this mod.

Please respect that I support my mods but not mods or even custom content in general, not in my upload threads anyway and certainly not if you ask me by PM. I will always try to find and squish bugs, therefore I appreciate bug reports. If one of my mods isn't working for you, please at least try to ensure that it's a failure of my mod before you ask for help. You'll find the link to the detailed CC Basics tutorial when you click on the Install Instructions tab. I am a compassionate guy, but please understand that I can only muster so much endurance to address issues completely unrelated to my mods.

Before you remove this mod, please make sure that no sim is currently using the clean house interaction. If you don't do so, you may be unable to load your savegame.

Might lead to a serious case of squished brain. Your game should be safe, though.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 4.2
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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#2 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:16 AM Last edited by Momodoll : 13th Jul 2010 at 8:27 PM. Reason: is a thanks post.
Brilliant! I'm so sick of either having to pay a maid, or chose every single silly clean interaction in the whole damn house. This is such a great addition, thank you so much.
#3 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:21 AM
This is awesome! Thanks.
#4 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:27 AM
Thank you! It's not only neat sims that need to clean their house! :D

You can find my Sims 3 Mods at TFM's Sims Asylum .
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:28 AM
thank you very very much this will be very useful in my game.

hello everyone and have a great day
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:45 AM
I have been wanting this FOREVER! Thank you is simply not enough. You have made my evening and possibly my simming experiance!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:21 AM
Thanks so much for this. I was starting to make sure there was at least one sim in the family who had the neat trait so someone would clean. This makes it so much easier. (^0^)
#8 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:39 AM
Thank you so much. I am downloading imediately. This sounds like it will alleviate many of the issues I currently have.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 3:00 AM
Yay! Thank you! I love this interaction and hated that only neat sims had it.

Also searching the house for whatever is causing that dirty surroundings moodlet is such a pain in the arse! AHH.

So thanx again! Love it!
Test Subject
#10 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 3:01 AM
Very nice. I already have a mod which makes it just available for all traits, but this seems even better.
#11 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 3:38 AM
Yes, this is a much needed mod for me, thank you for sharing it !!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:13 AM
Thank you so much! Agreed with above, always annoyed me that only 'neat' sims had the option; an added touch of realism. Thanks again =)
Field Researcher
#13 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 7:55 AM
Yessss! No more forcing one sim per household to be neat just for this.
Test Subject
#14 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 9:18 AM
Will this apply to simbots ? I gave one the neat trait but they still wouldnt clean-the clean house option had the red bar symbol.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:03 PM
great idea. Thank you.
Test Subject
#16 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:23 PM
while this is very nice, would it be possible to release a version that only works with neat sims, but includes the changes you added? those fixes sound great, but giving every sim this function makes the neat trait, in my opinion, useless.
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:05 PM
Originally Posted by meliseg
I have been wanting this FOREVER! Thank you is simply not enough. You have made my evening and possibly my simming experiance!

What they said!
#18 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:08 PM
This is awesome, thank you~!
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:36 PM
Fantastic Idea! Thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:33 PM
Right today i was wondering that that is so cool!!! And now i thought.... Hey i go and check out modthesims website and this mod was on it. Thanks a lot!!! now i dont have to hire a maid for evry single family that im playing. I always miss some plates to clean!!!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 3:30 PM
Originally Posted by Momodoll
Brilliant! I'm so sick of either having to pay a maid, or chose every single silly clean interaction in the whole damn house. This is such a great addition, thank you so much.

Momodoll summed up my feelings exactly. I hated, on "cleaning day", having to go around my Sim's house and click on every appliance and plumbing fixture, just to see if it needed cleaning or not. I simply started updating everything to be "Self-Cleaning", but even that doesn't help when the stupid paperboy decides to throw the newspaper under a bush where I don't see it, and then it gets old and starts to stink, and I can't figure out what's giving my Sims a Disgusted moodlet ...
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:20 PM
This is a great idea! Any chance of getting the option to join the Book Club for non-Bookworms? That's the other thing that has bugged me besides the "Clean House" option only being for Neat sims -- that only Bookworms can join the Book Club.

I have gone out to find myself. If you see me before I get back, please let me know where I'll be.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:28 PM
THANK YOU! Even slobs I know in real life clean house once in a while! This has been driving me nuts. I always have to give one of my sims the "neat" trait just so someone can clean the house! Now I can use that slot for something better.
Test Subject
#24 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 7:53 PM
I never actually mod my game. I'm all for objects that do interesting things, but I just don't like the idea of directly messing with the code for the game itself. This is the first exception I've made. I've been thinking about how handy this would be for Weeks. Thanks so much for such a helpful addition!

Not actually evil.
#25 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 12:13 AM
Cleaning sanity! Cleaner lots! Yay!

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