As your town gets bigger, busier and more decorated it can be very easy to lose characters.

There are a couple of things you can do:

1. Go to the move menu and click the icon at the bottom right that shades the buildings. That makes your characters easy to see (sometimes mine like to lurk behind the cooling towers – not sure what’s going on there!)

2. If you still can’t see your character, put the building associated with the character into storage and then take it out again. For Smithers, put Burns Manor into storage; for Bart, the treehouse; and for Milhouse, the Van Houten house for example. The character should reappear next to the building when you put it back.