July 2016
Reduced stress. Increased productivity. Improved well-being.
Forte Organizers helps individuals and families stay organized at home, as well as teaching business people organization skills at work.
In The News...
Gain freedom with Lori's most recent organizing columns in the Dayton Daily News
Your Office Has Been Framed...
Many companies have to post operations certificates, safety guidelines and human resource information because of regulations.
Often these items are hung haphazardly using tacks or tape with curling corners or missing pieces that have worn off over time.
If you place these items in frames instead, it will give them a neater appearance, help preserve them and make your office look less cluttered.

Decisions, Decisions...
As you organize, if you get stuck on whether you should keep something or part with it, ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that will happen if I let this go?”
Usually the answer isn’t so bad, and parting with the item becomes easier.
Let’s say you have piles of empty shoe boxes all over the basement or in your spare bedroom. Even though your children are grown and no longer use them for projects, they are collecting dust.  They are in the way of moving more freely in the room, but you keep them because someday you might need one.
If you ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that will happen if I make a mad dash around the house, gather up all the empty shoeboxes and put them in the recycle bin, but later discover I need one?”
In this scenario, you could:
1. Ask a friend or neighbor if they have a shoebox you can have. (They will have one because        they save them just as you do.)
2. You could buy a plastic shoe box size bin.
3. It’s the perfect excuse to go buy new shoes Smile
Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?
Organizing Classes...
Hope you are enjoying your summer! Our organizing classes will resume in the fall. Watch future newsletters and website postings for class dates and locations. 
Community Events...
Washington Township Super Service Saturday
FREE!  Shred Day (Centerville/Washington Twp. Residents)
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Public Works Building, 8190 McEwen Rd, Centerville 45458

FREE!  Drug Drop Off (Centerville/Washington Twp. Residents)
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Fire Station 45, 8328 McEwen Rd, Centerville 45458
For more info about these services click the following link:  Super Service Saturday

Just Hit Reply...
“Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil.”
Writing your goals down and sharing them with someone is a great way to get started. “Just Hit Reply” to this email and let us know what organizing goals you hope to accomplish before the end of the year.
We are listening and ready to cheer you on!

One More Thing...
According to a study done by IKEA, “On average, people spend 6 minutes looking for their keys in the morning.”
Commit now to keep your keys in one location. Hang them on a hook, put them in a basket or store them in your purse. You’ll gain back the 42 minutes a week you’ve been wasting looking for them. Plus, you find them quickly in the event of an emergency.
Happy Organizing!


Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com