March 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...
Your perfectionism may be the reason you’re not getting organized. In Lori’s Dayton Daily News column, Get More Done by Letting Go, learn ways to get past perfectionism to get your spaces organized.
Her second article, Get behind the Wheel of a Neater Automobile, is a must read if your car could use an organizing boost.
If you have an idea for an article, I’d like to hear from you. Please contact me at with your article ideas.
Keep Track Your To Do's...
If you use your email inbox as your to-do list, change the subject line to the action you need to take. This saves time by keeping you from rereading the entire email to determine the task you planned on doing.
Reduce Your Paper Piles...
Are you unsure how long you should keep the paper in your home office?  Ask your accountant for a records retention schedule or go online to find one.  This schedule will give you a guideline for which paperwork to save and how long you need to keep it.

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 or call 937-258-0386.
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. And of course, it creates extra space in the medicine cabinet. For details, contact or call 937-435-2415.
Organzing Classes for March...
FREE! Tuesday, March 12 - Attack the Stack, Paperwork Organizing
6:30-8:00pm Sponsored by the Kettering-Moraine Library
3496 Far Hills Ave, Kettering 45429 
Paper can overwhelm your counters and 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.
NEW! Tuesday, March 19, Life Skills: Kids Get Organized
5:30-7:00pm Forte Organizers Office
7989 Washington Woods Dr. Centerville 45459
Fee: $35.00 per child
To register: visit or call 937-619-3181
Ages 8 to high school
Organization is a taught skill and it’s never too early to start. Launch your child into a lifetime of reasonable time and space management.
Your child will learn how to:
  • Organize their room and keep it that way
  • Ask our Five Key Questions for each item to keep or remove
  • Manage their book bag and/or locker space
  • Learn to apply the Take 2 Rule
  • Use a labeler to keep track of their belongings
  • Open discussion for their personal organizing challenges
Your child will utilize these time management and organization skills for life.
Wednesday, March 20 – Who’s In Charge…You or Your Stuff?
6:30-8:30pm at Kettering Rec Center
2900 Glengarry Dr. Kettering, 45420
Fee: Based on residential status. Inquire with Rec Center
To register: or call 937-296-2587
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.

The feeling you get when you’re organized may be better than finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Get organized today. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

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