January 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...
Lori’s Dayton Daily News column has recently been moved to the front page of the Life section.
The first article Gift of Time Truly Valued was written with the holidays in mind, but can be applied to any gift-giving occasion.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized her second article Free Items Have a Cost will help you reach that goal.
January is National Get Organized Month...
January is the perfect month to start organizing your home. Keep only the items you love and it will help you reach your 2013 goals. Make a list of the rooms in your home and categorize them by which ones should be organized first and which ones can wait until later. Now tackle the first room on your list. Don’t skip a thing… touch everything and keep only those items you have deemed necessary. Do not move to another room until the first room has been organized. Continue this process in every room. When you are done you will know what you own and where to find it. Being organized makes life easier. You find things faster eliminating the frustration you feel when things are lost.
Start A Rumor...
Many times when I have helped someone organize their office they report back to me that their coworkers start secretly asking others if they are leaving. Since moving is one of the few times people actually clean their office their suspicion can be understood. If your office is messy and looks like you’re not in control why not start a rumor? Don’t wait until you are moving to organize your office. 
Organizing Classes...

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Who’s in Charge…You or Your Stuff? (Only 4 seats left)

 6:30-8:30pm  Forte Organizers Office

7989 Washington Woods Dr. Centerville, OH 45459

Fee: $35.00 per person

To register: ForteOrganizers.com or call 937-619-3181 

Lori will 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.

Thursday, January 24 – Attack the Stack: Organizing Your Paperwork

 6:30-8:30 at Kettering Rec Center

2900 Glengarry Dr. Kettering, OH 45420

Fee: Based on residential status-inquire with rec center

To register: www.ketteringoh.org 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, workable system for all your papers. 

Tax Note...

To my past business clients:

If I helped you get organized in your work life, even for your home office, often you can deduct my services on your taxes. Refer to your accountant with questions on how to take advantage of this deduction.

I wish you all much success in 2013.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com