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Mod Summary

This mod introduces mundane objects and activities into the Sims 4 that make Sim Life that much more realistic in Earthly terms. 

Summary of Changes

We added/changed the following:

  • NEW OBJECT - TOWEL SET: Previously, your Sims could take showers and not have to worry about clean towels. With this set used, your Sim will have to keep up with their clean towels on hand for each Sim.

Towel Set

In the update, your laundry tasks are about to get a little longer. When in-game, your Sims will need a Totally Necessary towel set. This does not work with other cc Towels or EA towels yet. Each time they take a shower or bath, the towel usage will go down by one until you'll either need to buy another set or do laundry. Each set has a count of 2 uses before your Sim will need to do laundry to restart the count. 

Sims 4 Laundry Day Pack required! You will need at least one Hamper on the lot for used towels to go into.

You can find this new object in Build/Buy mode called Totally Necessary Towel Set in Decorations - MIsc.

Lawn System

Every two days, grass will grow on any grass-painted ground. Depending on how big the lot is and how much grass area is available, you may not see grass cover the entire lawn for a balanced-out experience with game performance. As soon as you see grass patches, your Sims can mow the lawn with the new Infinity Cordless Lawnmower or take the patches out with their own hands. They will also have the ability to Watch Grass Grow. Your Outdoorsy Sims will enjoy these activities, while Sims that are high gardening skills will also enjoy these activities and be more efficient in their lawn care. 

 When using the lawnmower, your Sims will autonomously cut the grass once started, but if they ever get stuck, click another grass patch to keep them going. 

You can find this new object in Build/Buy mode called SimRealist - Infinity Cordless Lawnmower in Outdoor Activities. 


Grass growth is disabled on Business Lots, NPC Residential Lots, Community Lots, Apartment Lots, and on desert worlds like Oasis Springs or StrangerVille. Grass growth is also disabled during the Winter season if you have Seasons installed.

Gardener and Butler NPCs will cut the lawn if there's a lawnmower available.


This upcoming update includes the ability to add Dabra Laundry Detergent as an additive to your wash cycle. I mean, who wants to put actual flowers or food to make their clothes smell a certain way? It makes more sense to have a more synthetically pleasing smell that doesn't hurt the environment without pulling it from your Sim's garden or fridge.

Sims 4 Laundry Day Pack required!

You can find this new object in Build/Buy mode called Dabra Laundry Detergent in Decorations - MIsc.

Ironing Board 

The last item included in the upcoming update is an animated ironing board that allows you to remove wrinkles from laundry or the clothes a Sim is wearing. 

Sims 4 Laundry Day Pack required!

You can find this new object in Build/Buy mode called Ironing Board in Appliances - MIsc.


Do I need to activate this mod for it to work?

No, as soon as you load up a save, this mod becomes active in that save. No action is required. 

What about NPC Households? Will grass start growing there if not attended?

No, grass should only grow on your Sim's Active Home Lot. No other residential or commercial/community lots will have the grass system in effect.

Compatible With: 

Patch 05/28/2024 PC: / Mac:

Conflicts/Issues/Notable Items Observed:


Thanks to the SR Linguists Team


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Mod Support/Assistance:

If you are experiencing an issue with an SR mod, please head over to our Discord server channels: #simrealist-mod-support or #patreon-mod-support (https://discord.gg/97hyxrM). 

To connect a Patreon Account to Discord for support on Patreon versions, please follow these instructions: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/212052266-Get-my-Discord-role


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SimRealist_-_HLC_0.2.4.1.zip 11 MB
SimRealist_-_HLC_0.2.4.1 (Traditional Chinese-Portuguese (PT) Version).zip 11 MB

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