my Seasons lot is nearly complete. i’m just now putting on the finishing touches. it actually didn’t come out like i had expected. i did alter the floor plan (from my townhome one) a bit so it’s easy for my Sim family to move around. i do need to work on the landscaping a bit more, but when Seasons comes out, that’s when i’ll have a better idea. i can’t wait to have my own garden!
anyway, i tried cluttering up my kitchen counters with the standard moveObjects on and boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false, but for some reason, i still couldn’t place things on the edge of the counters. so i played with the magisplay (that came with OFB) and the invisible recolor of that, and now i could put 6 things on my counters. it was definitely better than one. however, the magisplay was being a bit finicky. you could only place items in a certain order: left rear, left front, mid rear, mid front, right rear, right front. you couldn’t skip around. the only way around that was to put random things on the slots you don’t want, so you could fill up all 6 slots, and then delete the things you don’t want. it’s kind of a waste of time, but it’s doable. the only drawback is that when you have a magisplay on a counter, it renders the counter unusable.
there is a way around that… with the use of the fabulous “One More Slot Package” objects. Ariffrazalin released a few a while back, and JohnBrehaut1 added a couple more. since i’m not being so lazy with decorating, i can finally put these to good use to make my Sim family’s home much more homely. once you put the following in your Downloads folder, you can find them in the Buy Mode catalog under Surfaces, then Miscellaneous.
there are tutorials in each thread, and they’re self-explanatory. however, if you want to see a step-by-step guide, involving Sims, read HP’s tutorial here. you only need to use the magisplay tray with the OMSP if you are moving Sims around for unique pictures, but you only need the OMSP objects for everything else. i can’t wait to try this out!
 wow, it’s a lot of fun decorating with OMSP! scattering things here and there really adds character to your Sims’ homes. the OMSP isn’t actually a new concept. other creators have been recoloring things invisible to achieve this. however, with the OMSP, you can still use these surfaces… to cook, prepare food, clean, do homework on, etc. and it’s a whole lot easier to use these “stick” things and then recolor them invisible later. that’s what makes the OMSP special and essential. i’m hoping that there will be one made for dressers (not the tall armoires).