Wash Hands Fix

Adds a distance check to autonomous hand washing to discourage sims from using sinks on the other side of the lot.


After using the bathroom, sims will be compelled to automatically wash their hands (except if they have certain traits like slob). If your lot has multiple bathrooms and sinks, they might not use the nearest sink, and will walk to a distant one elsewhere on the lot.

You can read more about this bug at EA Answers HQ: Sims washing hands in sink in different bathroom. If you have this bug, be sure to visit that bug thread and click the ‘Me Too’ button.


  • This mod is for people who own The Sims 4 base game since the July 2022 game update version 1.90.358.1030 for PC/Mac.
  • The mod changes the tuning for the ‘sink_washhands’ interaction. If you have any other mods which change the same tuning files, they may clash.
  • The mod adds a distance threshold of 10m from the sim’s location when they get the desire to wash their hands. If you have multiple sinks within that distance in adjacent rooms, they might still pick those (there’s no “room check” option in the tuning that I know of, only distance). If you have a really large bathroom with the sinks 10m away from the toilets, your sim might give up and not wash hands at all. 1m=1 sq tile.

Downloading and installing the mod

Download the mod package file and place it in your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.

This issue has been fixed in game update (July 2023 Horse Ranch pre-patch). If you have that game version and above, you don’t need this mod.

You can check the compatibility with the latest game update on the mod status overview page.

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