July 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 some great time saving tips from Lori's Dayton Daily News articles.  
Back to Basics...
Keep your office clutter-free by installing an over-the-door hook on the back of your door. Keep your coat, office sweater, umbrella and purse out of sight when visitors (or your boss) stand at the doorway to your office.
Over-the-door hooks require no tools to install and can make your office look neater in minutes.

And The Winner Is...
You are once again organizing in your basement when you stumble upon that box of trophies. You have moved them from home to home and haven’t looked at them for years. You make the decision it’s time to get rid of them, but the thought of throwing them in the trash breaks your heart.
If you list your trophies on Freecycle.org, there are teachers who would love to have them to award to their students.
Freecycle.org is a nonprofit made up of people who are interested in keeping reusable items out of our landfills.
Remember to remove the nameplates that contain your identifying information from your trophies. If you are uncomfortable with people coming to your home, arrange the pick-up at a public place.
Everyone wins when we donate!

Community Events...
Document Shredding (Free for Centerville/Washington Township Residents)
Saturday, July 19, 10 am-1 pm
Public Works Building, 8190 McEwen Rd., Centerville 45458
(937) 433-0151
Drug Drop Off (Free for Centerville/Washington Township Residents)
Saturday, July 19, 10 am-1 pm
Fire Station 45, 8328 McEwen Rd., Centerville 45458
Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off (Montgomery County Residents)
Saturday, July 19, 9 am-12:00 pm
Montgomery County Solid Waste, 1001 Encrete Lane, Dayton 45439

*Great opportunity to get rid of household and vehicle batteries, paints, varnishes/thinners, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, pesticides, fertilizers, gas cans, empty propane tanks and TVs.
Organizing Classes for July...
FREE!  Who's In Charge?  You or Your Stuff?
Monday, July 7, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Trotwood Library, 651 E. Main St., Trotwood 45426
For details call:  (937) 496-8958
It’s time to think differently about the stuff you’ve been collecting and accumulating over the years. 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 part with
  • Change habits that can change your life
  • Organize any room in your home with confidence
  • Ask our Five Key Questions before keeping something
You’ll leave class motivated and armed with new ways to deal with clutter.

One Last Thing...
“When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these.”  ~Victoria Moran
Sometimes there is work to be done before you can begin to organize. What is your purpose and priorities?
Enjoy your Fourth of July and be safe,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

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