The Sims 2: Pets Tips

Too depressed?
When your house is a mess and you go to clean up, but it won't let you clean up then buy a phone. Then, click on the phone and go to services and hire a maid. Ten dollars an hour.
When your happy again and you can pick up, then fire her. Hiring a maid gives you time to do other things, like gaining skill points.
If you don't have enough money then get a cheat gnome.
Maids are a great way to get things done. All with one trip to the phone.