February 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...
You’ll want to read this article published in Lori’s Dayton Daily News column, Clutter Affects Family, if clutter is causing relationship issues between family members.
If you have an idea for an article, I’d like to hear from you. Please contact me at lori@forteorganizers.com with your article ideas.
Paper Hang up...
When filing papers it’s best to staple pages together instead of using a paper clip when possible. Paper clips can attach to existing papers in the file which makes filing more difficult because papers get caught on one another. Make filing easy…use staples instead of paperclips.
Delegate what you can...
Next time your child needs a ride to and from a sporting event or school function have them make the call to see if other parents would like to carpool. They can report back to you whether the other parent would like to drive to the event or pick up afterwards. This saves you time and helps your child become more responsible in taking care of their needs. Try it…it’s amazing how more responsibility children can take on if you let them.

Forte now has a Facebook page where you’ll find tips, information, and links which help you tackle your organizing projects.
Charitable Recycling collects old computers, electronics, appliances, and empty ink cartridges to help raise funds for Dayton Children’s Hospital. For drop-off and pick-up details, contact donations@charitablerecyclingohio.com or call 937-258-0386.
Collect items now for these two upcoming events:

Free Shred Day. Residents of Centerville/Washington Twp can securely discard their sensitive documents on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm at the Public Works Garage located at 8190 McEwen Rd. For details call 937-433-0151. This is a great time to dispose of last year's papers after filing your 2012 taxes.

Free Drug Drop-Off Day. Dispose of expired/unwanted medications on Monday, March 25 from 10am-2pm at Hithergreen Center located at 5900 Hithergreen Drive  Dayton, 45429. The program provides a disposal method which keeps our children safe; and our water system and wildlife protected from these harmful chemicals. For details, contact donations@charitablerecyclingohio.com or call 937-435-2415.
Organzing classes for February...
Tuesday, Feb. 19, Organizing Solutions for Parents
6:30-8:30  Forte Organizers Office
7989 Washington Woods Dr. Centerville 45459
Fee: $35.00 per person
To register: forteorganizers.com or call 937-619-3181

Join professional organizer and mother of five, Lori Firsdon, 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.

FREE! Saturday, February 23, Think Inside the Box
2:00-3:30pm Sponsored by the Vandalia Library
500 S Dixie Dr  Vandalia, 45377

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!
In this month of love, stop letting stuff cause conflict in your relationships.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com