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How to Move Objects Up and Down in Sims 4

You love re-decorating your home, don't you?

Moving Objects in TS4 is something that you will probably do loads of times until you reach the optimal layout of your furniture and other stuff in the house (especially if you are a fan of Feng shui). We at Prima Games are glad to provide you with this simple guide that will certainly help you accomplish your goals in your Sims home. Here’s how to move objects up and down in The Sims 4.

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How Do I Move Objects Up and Down in Sims 4?

The first thing that needs to be done is to, you guessed it, enable cheats to allow you to move the objects:

  1. Type in the command “testingCheats true” to enable cheats.
  2. Bring up the cheat console by pressing CTRL+Shift+C.
  3. Type in “bb.moveobjects” without the (” “).
  4. Hit the Enter key to confirm the command entry.

If successful, you will get the message that the cheat is ON and can be used to do all sorts of things, including moving objects.

A screenshot of a editing a piano's placement in Sms 4.
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After you’ve enabled it, you can move objects up and down within the building menu by pressing 9 or 0 on your keyboard. If necessary (depending on your operating system, etc.) you must hold CTRL OR Shift while pressing 9 or 0 so that this movement action can be taken in the first place, so make sure to try everything out.

Items You Can Move Without Cheats

A screenshot of a editing a couch's placement in Sims 4.
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To normally move items in Sims 4, you have to enter Build Mode. To enter Build Mode you need to click the big circular button in top-right corner of the screen or simply by pressing F3.

You will be able to move most wall-objects such as paintings, windows, shelves, etc. and objects on the floor such as drawers, beds, rugs and more. Moving items around with the snap-grid can be helpful. However, if you are not enjoying snap-grid, you can hold ALT to be able to edit freely.

Other Useful Cheats in Sims 4

CheatDescription
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlementAllows players to buy items locked behind careers.
bb.showliveeditobjectsShows items that are hidden and inaccessible in normal game.
bb.enablefreebuildThis allows players to build anywhere, even on locked plots of land.
bb.freerealestateWant a free house? Use this while buying a house to get a free house.

We hope that you will enjoy rearranging your home(s) in The Sims 4 and we invite you to look under our The Sims 4 game tag below for more fun guides.


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