September 2018
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...
Enjoy these two Throwback articles of Lori's from the Dayton Daily News.  You will harvest some great ideas on how to manage your email and junk drawer.  
Create Time To Organize...
Life is busy, especially at work.  We don't always feel like we have the time to organize. Breaking down your tasks into small manageable chunks might be just what you need.  
Before you leave work for the day, pull 10-15 folders out of your file drawer and place them on your chair.  When you come in the next day, clean out those files first thing before you check your mail, computer or phone messages.  Remove outdated information, old resources or even dispose of the whole file.
Sometimes you have to take the time for your own work and responsibilites before you find out what everyone else needs from you.  It will only take a few minutes each morning to create an organized filing system. 
How To Start?...
Do you have a lot of organizing to do, but are overwhelmed by how to start?
Label 10 pieces of paper, each with a number 1-10.  Put them in a hat and each day draw out a number.  The number you draw corresponds with the number of items you need to get rid of each day.  Every day draw a brand new number.  
Just think of how many things you will part with in just 10 days time!  If you took time to do the math, that is 55 items gone from your home in less than 2 weeks!  
This simple method makes organizing more manageable by setting daily realistic goals.  
Organizing Classes...
We have rolled out some exciting new seminars just in time for Fall!  For a full description of any of the seminars listed below, visit our Public Schedule on our website at
FREE!  Who's In Charge...You or Your Stuff?
Monday, Sept. 10, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Centerville Library, 111 West Spring Valley Rd, Centerville, OH 45458
Registrations is required for this event.  Click this REGISTRATION link to sign up.  Any unoccupied seats at 7:00 pm will be offered up to the general public. 
Call (937) 433- 8091 for details.
FREE!  The Golden Years
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Clark County Library, 201 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45506
Call (937) 328-6903 for details.
FREE!  The Blue Ribbon Kitchen
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Winters-Bellbrook Library57 W Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH 45305
Call (937) 352-4004 to register.
*Space is limited so please call to reserve your spot.
FREE!  Organized for Life
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Cedarville Library, 20 S Miller St, Cedarville, OH 45314
Call (937) 352-4006 for details.
FREE! Piles to Files
Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Morrison-Reeves Library, 80 N 6th St, Richmond, IN 47374
Call (765) 966-8291 for details.
Book Signing...
Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Cedarville Library, 20 S Miller St, Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 352-4006 
Lori will be signing her book "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself" at the Cedarville Library.  Copies of the book will be for sale for $15 (plus tax). Come get your copy, and you'll have  a chance to ask Lori any of your organizing questions. 
Community Events...
Kettering Resident Free Household Shred Day
Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH
For more information click this link:  Kettering Shred Day
Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
Turn over a new leaf with this insight from Lori's book, "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself"
"A big part of getting organized is parting with items we no longer use.  Of course, this is much easier said than done.  From firsthand experience, the people who let go of clutter are happier than those who hang onto everything."
Fall into organizing by picking up a copy of Lori's book by using this link:
One More Thing...
"Transformation is afoot and hope is in the air."
What little things will you do this month to transform the way you live your life? The smallest of changes can give us hope for a brand new outlook.
Have a Fabulous Fall,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181