Okay, now– first things first: your family. When you first create the members of your household, make sure some of them have Super Neatness points (Virgos). The reason why is simple: having too many Sims with low neatness points can be a chore, what with having to clean up after them all the time. But if you have a lot of Neat Freaks, the house will practically clean itself. You don’t have to make all of your Sims Neat Freaks– just enough of them so that you won’t have to waste time cleaning up after everyone on a constant basis.

MICHAEL: So, Emma– with you being such a neat freak and me being a slob, I guess that makes you my personal maid– tee hee! Hope you’ll enjoy cleaning up after me for the next two weeks!

EMMA (nerdy girl with glasses): Cleaning up after you? Would that include laundering your bed sheets? I mean, you do have that little bedwetting problem, right?


Settle down, people!

EMMA: Sorry.

Moving right along, in┬áthis family of students, I made sure that three of them had high neatness points. The last thing you want in an 8 Sim Challenge is, like I said, to spend a majority of your time cleaning up after people. So make sure, once again, that when you’re creating an 8 family household, you make enough members Virgos to help keep the house clean.

Okay– with that out of the way, let’s talk about the next important step in our challenge– our house!