How many times have you started a Sims family, only to later realize that you’d like to expand it even further? I know for a fact that I did it. Quite frequently.
A new household or family can be created quickly and easily in the CAS panel. You create your Sims, and they’re all set to move into the world you’ve created for them.
You’ve probably noticed that changing or adding household members doesn’t work in the same way if you’re just starting out with The Sims.
Keep reading if you want to learn how to add Sims to a household in Sims 4. You’ll find all the answers you’re looking for in this article.
Make Room For A New Member In The Household
Unless you use cheats, you’ll have to stick with the original family members once you exit the CAS.
The Sims household can only have eight members at first, and this number includes pets.
This means that if you want to add another character, you’ll need to make sure you have enough room in your home for them.
If you already have eight people in your household, the best thing you can do is split the household and move someone out.
This will allow you to introduce a new member to the family. If you need more space and want to relocate to another Sim, go to Manage Worlds, then Manage Households. Select Transfer Sims Between Households to move the characters you’ve chosen out.
This is the quickest method of how to add a Sim to a household in Sims 4 to free up space in their home.
There is, however, a cheat you can use with the Full House Mod to increase the number of Sims in an active household to up to 24.
Proposing Or Asking A Friend To Move In
So, how do you add Sims to your Sims 4 household? Assume you already have a family and want to grow it. This will be your active or base household.
When it comes to the Sims you want to move in, you have two options. In the CAS menu, you can either create completely new Sims or add some of the Sims you’ve previously created. Once you’ve completed your households, it’s time to merge and add. There are several ways to add Sims organically.
Propose to a lover. This is possible only for Sims who are in love and want to get married. If they have an SO, your Sims can simply propose to them and this will add their partner to the household.
Ask a friend to move in. Once you’ve become good friends with another Sim, you can use the Friendly > Ask To Move In option. This means that they will be your roommate.
You can do this with any Sims in your world, as long as they are part of an active household. Be ready to make some extra room in your busy home if they happen to have babies, toddlers, or children. The only way to leave children out is to have another adult stay to care for them.
Merging Your Households is the quickest and most efficient organic method of adding Sims to Household Sims 4. Go to the global map and select the Sims you want to unite with your current household from My Library. A lot of selection dialogue will appear at the top of the screen, instructing you to do so.
Select the lot of the household you want to merge them with and click on the play symbol to enter their lot. From the top right corner, select Open the Gallery and select your Sims from the gallery. At the bottom right corner click on Merge Household With Current Household. And boom, they are now a part of the selected household!
The Sims you plan to add must be part of an active household in your world for the first two selections. You’ll be able to pick the final one from the Library.
Using Cheat Codes To Add Sims To A Household
If you don’t want to waste time on making friends, proposing, or manually merging, you could always use the cheat console to help you with that.
Press and hold Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard. To kick off how to add Sims to Household Sims 4 cheat, first type in testingcheats true to enable cheats if you haven’t already.
Press the ESC button to close the dialogue box. Then, press the Shift key on your keyboard and click on the Sims you’d like to add to an existing household.
To make things easier for you, you can invite them to your lot. You’ll be shown a few options. Click on Add to Family, and ta-da! The chosen Sims has just become a member of your household!