May 2023
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...
Getting started with organizing can be a struggle!  In her latest article, Lori gives us a challenge to help us get over those hurdles.
Two Types of People...
There are two types of people in the office.  Those who interrupt, and those who don't want to be interrupted.  Which are you? 
To stave off the interruptions, there are a few things you can do:
  • Stand up to talk when people come into your office to interrupt you. They are less likely to sit if you're standing.
  • Remove chairs in your office or place book on them so people don't sit down to chit chat.
  • Schedule time for interruptions.  "I have set aside an hour between 2:00-3:00 to discuss projects with co-workers.  Can this wait for you to come back then?"
Are you the interrupter?  Things you can do to help everyone be more productive:
  • Read body language of your co-workers to see when it's a good time to talk.
  • Be courteous to the fact that others may have deadlines they need to meet. 
  • Ask permission to see if they have time for a discussion, schedule a few minutes to talk ahead of time or communicate electronically.
Stop Unwanted Emails...
Here is a way to stop those unwanted spam emails and marketing promotions that seems to appear in your inbox non-stop. In Gmail, go to SETTINGS>FILTERS AND BLOCKED ADDRESSES.  Next, Create a New Filter that sends all emails containing the word "unsubscribe" straight to Spam.  This way only the mail you really want to see will appear in your inbox!
Community Resources...
Springboro and Clearcreek Township Resident Shred Day 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9:00 am-12:00pm
Location:  North Park, Springboro
For more details click here:  Springboro Shred Event
Community Outreach...
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated raffle items for our dog and cat rescue last month!! Your generosity is much appreciated and will make a big difference in the lives of needy pets.
Paw Patrol-Dayton
All of the Foster Families with Paw Patrol-Dayton are volunteers and sometimes they need items to help make the pets more comfortable in their homes.
Do you have new or gently used pet items that you would like to donate to the Foster Pets and their families? If so, we are taking donations of dog and cat items!  Here are some examples of what to donate:
  • Towels/Fleece Blankets
  • Dog/Cat beds
  • Dog coats
  • Collars/leashes
  • Pet toys 
Collection Details:  
Date:        Monday, May 15, 2023, 8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Location:  Forte Organizers, 948 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH 45459
Where:     We will have bins on the covered porch by the Blue Door at the side of the building.  We will be in  and out of the office all day to check the bins and receive your donated items.  If you have trouble locating our office, please text or call (937) 414-0723.
Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
In her book, "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself," Lori inspires you to organize.   
"Do away with the excuse that you can't be organized because those around you are not.  You can live with a disorganized person and still be organized yourself."
Pick up a copy of Lori's book by using this link:
One More Thing...
"Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions." ~ Barbara Hemphill
Happy Organizing,