Parents are the most important role model for their children. Right from the start, parents should set an example of the desired degree of order in their children. If parents clean up and put things back where they took them from every day, children learn from them by observing and imitating them.
When toys and the like are scattered all over the floor, pillows and blankets pile up, then for many children their room is in perfect order. Parents usually see things differently and wish for order-conscious children.
Tidying up is also made easier by appropriate children’s room furnishings. Well-organized shelves, children’s desks with drawers, clever organisation systems and sufficient storage space are prerequisites for a tidy children’s room. Parents should also not react too meticulously to pieces of Lego and piles of clothes lying around, so it remains fun for children to keep their room tidy. This promotes independent tidying up. At the age of five or six, children are already able to clean up their own room and maintain order.
In addition, parents should ensure that shelves and hook rails are installed at a height suitable for children and that all furniture is stable. The safety, health and quality aspects must also be taken into account when choosing the children’s room furnishings.