25 Sep 2020 5:23 PM +00:00

The Sims 4: How to Move Furniture - Rotate Items, Build Mode, Build a House, Move Out & More

The foundation of a good life in The Sims 4 is to have a home that you enjoy spending time in.

One of the first things many players embark upon when first playing the game is placing items exactly where they want, taking full advantage of build mode.

Moving items around and rotating them into the right spot can be a daunting process for some, so we've created a guide to assist the entire process!

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Check out how to move all of your personal items, objects and furniture below.

How to Move Items

If you want to build your ideal home you'll need to know how to rotate items in The Sims 4.

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PLAY GOD: Create your dream home by placing items wherever you want!


It will be easy to move all of your couches, tables and chairs into your rooms once you know how it's done.

You'll also need to know how to rotate and turn the item to find the perfect fit.

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Note that you'll need to be in build mode to be able to select items in your house or buy new items.

Left-clicking an item will select it so you can move it around the room.

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Once you've selected an item, there are two different but equally effective ways to rotate it:


The first way is to left-click on an item, then right-click to rotate it 45 degrees clockwise.

The other way is to left-click on an item, and click the comma or full stop keys to rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise.

And that's all there is to it!

Continue below to find out how to build your own house, or even move out.

How to Build a House

The foundation of any life in The Sims 4 is to have a home to enjoy everything that life brings their way.

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BUILD MODE: The first stepping stone on your house building journey


However, starting a new house can be overwhelming and it takes time to fully master the craft of building houses.

We've created a guide for building houses in The Sims 4, giving you an overview of all the basic tools and moves at your disposal.

How to Move Out

Once you’re settled into your neighbourhood and household, you might decide that you want a change of scenery.

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ADIOS: Escape your old neighbourhood for somewhere vibrant and new!

Moving an entire household in The Sims 4 is fairly easy, but moving just a single Sim can be a confusing process.

We’ve got your back though, so head over to our Move Out Guide for The Sims 4.