October 2013
Simple. Organized. Life-Changing.
Forte Organizers helps individuals and families stay organized at home, as well as teaching business people organization skills at work.
In the News...
Take a few minutes to read Lori’s most recent Dayton Daily News column articles to see if they can help you jumpstart an organizing project you have been putting off.
Don’t Forget the Big Guy (or Gal)...
Boss’s Day is Oct. 16th, 2013. Give your boss a clutter-free gift this year to encourage them to keep their office in order. Chances are your boss doesn’t need another trinket or knick knack on their desk which only collects over time and can cause a lack in productivity.
A specialty cup of coffee, a favorite sweet treat, or lunch away from the office are just some of the ways to show your appreciation for the great boss they are without adding clutter to their office.
Stop the Hang Up...
An empty hanger doesn’t look all that threatening, but when all of the empty hangers are rounded up you quickly see that sometimes they can take up several feet of valuable closet rod space.
Purchase a hanger caddy to hold your unused hangers and remove those not in use. You can also use a box to collect wire hangers, which can be recycled at the nearest dry cleaners.  
Community Events...
Free Independent Shred Day. MONCO Secure Document Destruction will host a shred day from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013 at their certified shredding center located at 700 Liberty Lane, Dayton 45449. All communities are invited to participate. No businesses please. Limit 10 boxes total. For additional information, contact 937-910-7479.
Free Centerville/Washington Twp. Shred Day. Residents of Centerville/Washington Twp. can securely discard their sensitive documents on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at the Public Works Garage located at 8190 McEwen Rd. They accept up to 12 grocery-size bags containing paper, CDs and credit cards. For details call 937-433-0151.
Free Drug Drop-Off Day. Residents of Centerville/Washington Twp can dispose of expired/unwanted medications on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at Fire Station 45 located at 8328 McEwen Rd. Help protect our environment and wildlife by disposing of these harmful chemicals properly.

Organizing classes for October...
Thursday, Oct. 10th – Who’s In Charge…You or Your Stuff?
6:30-8:30pm Forte Organizers office
7989 Washington Woods Dr.  Centerville, 45459
Fee: $35.00 per person
To register: Visit ForteOrganizers.com or call 937-619-3181
We’ll get you thinking differently about the stuff you’ve been collecting and accumulating. You’ll think twice about what items you bring into your home and what is truly important to your life.
You’ll learn the true cost of clutter and how to:
  • Decide what to keep and what to let go of
  • Change habits that can change your life
  • Organize any room in your home
  • Ask our Five Key Questions before keeping something
You’ll leave class motivated and armed with new ways to deal with clutter.
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Organizing Solutions for Parents
6:30-8:30pm at Kettering Rec Center
2900 Glengarry Dr.  Kettering, 45420
Fee: Based on residential status. Inquire with Rec Center
To register: ketteringoh.org or call 937-296-2587
Join professional organizer and mother of five, Lori Firsdon, for this organizing class packed with practical tips for the entire family.
  •  Learn to delegate and get others to cooperate
  • Tackle hot spots, such as the kids’ room(s), laundry room, and kitchen counter
  • Sort, purge and store kid's memorabilia
  • Effectively manage school papers and reminders
You’ll even learn how to send the kids off to school with ease. This class is essential for parent of toddlers to teens. The skills and responsibilities you share with your children now will serve them for the years to come. 
FREE! Monday, Oct. 28th – Think Inside the Box: Organizing Your Home
6:30-8:00pm Sponsored by the Miamisburg Library
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35 S. Fifth St.  Miamisburg, 45342  937-496-8946
Your home is the hub of your life. Whether entertaining or relaxing, your home should be a haven—not a headache. In this realistic seminar, you’ll discover how to: 
  • Prioritize your prime areas for best use
  • Utilize a labeler as an organization tool
  • Keep your kitchen functional and recipes organized
  • Create a calm oasis in your bedroom
  • Organize your jewelry
  • Establish clutter-free closets with extra space
  • Perfect a time-saving bathroom routine
  • Purge and organize your garage 
Your home will never be the same again—and you’ll love it!
Happy Boss’s day to all of you who share this role. May you enjoy your special day this month!
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com