September/October 2012
Simple. Organized. Life-Changing.
Forte Organizers helps individuals and families stay organized at home, as well as teaching business people organization skills at work.
There are several articles published in Lori’s Dayton Daily News column which you might find helpful when tackling your next organizing project:
Fox 45 News asked Lori to offer kitchen tips for their viewers. If you need help organizing your kitchen, watch this short video.

Stop business card overload...
While attending networking functions many people hand you their business card even when you didn’t request one. You don’t want to be rude and hand it back to them so you keep it and bring it back to the office. Now you have a pile of business cards—some you want to keep and others you don’t, but you can’t remember which is which.
The next time someone hands you a card that you don’t want, put a small tear in the top corner (secretly, of course) before putting it in your pocket or purse. Now when you return to your office, you’ll know exactly which ones to toss.

Loved one in the hospital...
The next time you visit your loved one in the hospital, bring a spiral notebook to keep in the room and start journaling all the information you have gathered during your visit. Doctor, nurse, staff comments, changes to medications or diet, new exercises and anything else that pertains to their health. Ask anyone who visits to journal any information they gather as well.
Now when you, family or friends visit, they can view the log and stay informed without making phone calls and asking questions which may have already been answered.  It also serves as a great resource should the person be hospitalized again. You will have important health information at your fingertips. 
Free Shred Day. Residents of Centerville/Washington Twp can securely discard their sensitive documents on Saturday, Oct. 20th from 10am-1pm at the Public Works Garage located at 8190 McEwen Rd. For details call 937-433-0151
Organizing Classes...
Tuesday, Sept. 25 Attack the Stack – Paperwork Organizing
6:00-8:00pm   Kettering Rec Center
2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, OH 45420
Fee: $30/resident  $35/non-resident
To register: or call 937-296-2587
Paper can overwhelm your office space, creating mental stress and chaos. In Attack the Stack, you’ll learn how to: 
  • Reduce the amount of paperwork you touch, process and keep
  • Create a streamlined filing system for home, work or both
  • Apply easy strategies to address daily mail and paper stacks
  • Find your active papers when you need them
  • Manage your To Do list via your essential binder
Armed with just a labeler, a binder and folders, you will attack the stack, creating a manageable and workable system for all your papers.
NEW! Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Think Inside the Box
6:30-8:30pm  Forte Organizers Office
7989 Washington Woods Dr., Centerville, OH 45459
Fee: $35.00 per person
To register: or call 937-619-3181
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!
Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Organizing Solutions for Parents
6:30-8:30pm  Forte Organizers Office
7989 Washington Woods Dr., Centerville, OH 45459
Fee: $35.00 per person
To register: or call 937-619-3181
Join Lori mother of five, 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.  
Get organized now so you can be better prepared for the upcoming holidays.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181