May 2014
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...
Here are two of Lori's Dayton Daily News columns that will give you ideas for organizing in the office and delegating duties to your older children. 
 Germs, Bacteria, Microorganisms, Oh My...
We all love our beauty products, but they all have the risk of becoming breeding grounds for bacteria once the seal is broken and you start applying them to your skin.
Keep a sharpie marker in your bathroom and label beauty products with the date you bring them home. Don’t forget to date the free sample products you receive.
You can Google “When does make-up expire” for guidelines on how long to keep products.
Getting rid of products that have expired will help eliminate excess and get you out the door quicker by finding what you do use faster.

So That's Where I Start...
If you’re ready to organize your office, but don’t know where to start grab some index cards and label all the areas that need organized. Some examples for what each card might look like: Top of desk, under desk, floor, lap drawer, desk drawers, bulletin board, book shelf, and file cabinet.
Once your cards are made, place them face down, mix them up and draw one. Whatever card you choose, focus on that area until it is complete. Now work on the next card until your office is organized. 
Community Events...
FREE!  Shred-It Day (Springboro Residents)
Saturday, May 10 12-4:00 pm
City Building Parking Lot, 320 West Central Ave, Springboro 45066
(937) 748-4343
FREE!   Oakwood Recycle Electronics and Drug Drop Off *
Saturday, May 10 8:30-11:30 am
J. David Foell Public Works Center, 210 Shafor Blvd, Oakwood 45419
(937) 298-0777
Working and non-working electronics being accepted include computers, LED monitors, hard drives, printers, toner cartridges, keyboards, scanners, speakers, cords & cables, cellphones, routers and software.  Televisions will not be accepted.  Tax receipts will be provided to those who donate. 
At the same event, members of the Oakwood Safety Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will also be on hand to collect unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  No sharps or aerosols will be accepted.  Bring photo identification.
*Available to the General Public, not just Oakwood Residents
Congratulations to our Lucky Mom...
Our contest committee has chosen one deserving mother to receive 3 hours of free organizing services from Forte Organizers.  
The winner is Gerry Spraul!  Her daughter Kim nominated Gerry, because she is "a great woman, terriffic mother and grandmother."  After the loss of Gerry's husband a few years ago, things in the home have become a little overwhelming.  Kim felt that an organizing session would help her Mom "feel better about herself and her home." Congratulations Gerry!

Time for Dad...

If you know a father who deserves some help getting organized, nominate him for our Father’s Day free organizing contest. All you have to do is email us at with the reasons why the father you have chosen is in need of our services. The winner will be announced in our next newsletter.
Your nominee must live within the Greater Dayton area. Please include your complete contact information and submit entries by May 21, 2014.
Organizing Classes for May...
FREE!  Organizing Solutions for Parents
Monday, May 12 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Northmont Library
333 National Rd, Englewood 45322
For details call(937) 496-8950
Join professional organizer and mother of five, Lori Firsdon, for this organizing class packed with practical tips for the entire family.
·         Tackle hot spots, such as the kid’s rooms and their closets
·         Have a system for managing the laundry
·         Get kids on board for keeping the car clutter-free
·         Learn to delegate and tackle chores routinely
This class is essential for any parent, to toddlers from teens. The skills and responsibilities you share with your children now will serve
them for the years to come. 
FREE!  Senior Solutions:  Organize Your Home Sweet Home 
Saturday, May 17 10:30 a.m.-12:00 pm
Beavercreek Library
3618 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton 45432
For details call:  (937) 352-4001
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers, household items, gifts and sentimental belongings. Discover how to cut your clutter and focus on the important things with this seminar designed for seniors.
You'll learn to organize your important belongings and how to:
  • Make decisions on what to keep and what to part with
  • Keep your home safe by addressing health and safety issues
  • Ask our decision-making questions as your sort through your items
  • Make it easy for family to find your belongings in an emergency
  • Surround yourself with things you love and treasure
Whether you are downsizing or planning for a simpler future, this seminar focuses on the important things in your life: family, friends, health, peace of mind and cherished memories.

 For Mom...

 “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordon

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s your day to enjoy the pie.

Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

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