June 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...
Productive Waiting...
In the office you are often rushed and pressed for time. You’re working on projects, handling interruptions, helping others and looking for things throughout your day. You’re aware that things are beginning to pile up in your office and the clutter is effecting your productivity, but you don’t have large amounts of time to get organized.
If this describes you, then you need to break your office organizing project into smaller projects that are manageable. The next time you’re on the phone and the person you’re talking with asks you to hold, get out a piece of paper and write down any organizing projects that can get accomplished in a small amount of time.
Some questions to help you get started:
•   How many dirty coffee mugs and cups are sitting on your desk?
•   Do you have any decorations that have gathered dust and are looking forlorn?
•   Are there items sitting around you need to take home?
•   What magnets are on your file cabinet that you no longer need?
•   Are there piles of unread reading materials strewn about that you’ll never get to?
•   Does your computer screen have Post-its with outdated details plastered all over it?
•   Is your bulletin board cluttered with layers of papers you have long forgotten about?
Once your call ends, take a few moments and organize one of the areas you listed. Once your finished, keep the list handy so you can tackle another project while you’re on hold again in the future.
Overtime, these small organizing efforts will leave you with an office the looks less cluttered and is easier to manage.
Box Mania...
Many of you are keeping the boxes for products you purchased. You feel better having these boxes in case the product that came in them breaks and needs to be sent out for repair. Unfortunately, your home is becoming cluttered with them.
To get them under control, part with any boxes for products that have gotten to an age where you’ll replace the item instead of repairing it.
For boxes you still feel compelled to keep, break them down so they can be stored flat to save space.
Whenever you add a box to the collection, look through the boxes to see if it’s time for any of the others to be recycled.

Organizing Classes...
FREE! Attack the Stack:  Organizing Your Paperwork
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Washington-Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd, Centerville 45458
Call (937) 433-8091 for details.
To read the complete description of each seminar, click this link to our CLASS SCHEDULE on our website.
Community Events...
Springboro Shredding
No more wait for Shred It Day! Based on the overwhelming response to their two recent Shred-It days, the City of Springboro is happy to announce that they now have a shredder in the main foyer of the City Building that is accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Feel the need to shred papers at 10:00 at night? Want to get rid of those old tax documents on Christmas Day? Go for it.
The shredder can handle up to 34 regular-sized papers at a time and caneven take paper clips and staples. It can even shred CDs and DVDs!
The shredder is free for City of Springboro residents to use, so shred away!
Just Hit Reply...
Sometimes making a goal public, by telling others of your plan, can help you stay focused on your task. Commit to an organizing project, then ‘Just hit reply’ to this email and tell us what you want to accomplish.
When you complete the task, send an email to Lori@ForteOrganizers and in the subject line type “I Did It!” We would love to hear of your accomplishment.
It’s like having a long distance accountability partner who loves to share in your success!

One More Thing...
“A father is someone who will sit in the rain to watch his child sit on the bench.”
To all the wonderful father’s, may your family cater to you for the day.
Happy Father’s Day!

Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

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