January 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...
January is National Get Organized Month. See if one of Lori’s articles published in her Dayton Daily News column can get you jump started towards a more organized year. 
Purge as you go...
Don’t have time to purge all your end of the year files at once of the documents you not longer need? This year, review each of your files every time you use it. Purge outdated documents before filing it away again. This keeps your filing cabinet more streamlined throughout the year giving you less to review at the end of the year.
Reduce the extra...
With the holidays come warranty manuals. Before filing them, reduce the bulk in your filing cabinet by tearing out the foreign language sections of the warranty book. Keeping only the English version will help save space.
Community Events...
The American Association of University Woman, who advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research are looking for donations of gently used books, puzzles, games, CDs and DVDs for their 58th annual book sale. Proceeds from the sale are used for college scholarships and to promote literacy.
Drop off your donations or arrange for book pick-up. For details visit www.middletown-oh.aauw.net or call 513-424-1120. Donations are accepted until February, 28th.

Organizing Classes for January... 
Thursday, Jan. 16, Decluttering and Downsizing for Seniors
1:00-2:30pm Lathrem Senior Center (located in the Kettering Rec Center)
2900 Glengarry Dr.  Kettering, 45420
Fee: Based on residential status
To register: ketteringoh.org or call 937-296-2587
Whether you are ready to move now or planning for the future, this class will help seniors through the emotional process of letting go and provide practical tips on how to organize the belongings you keep.
Thursday, Jan. 16, The Organized Office
6:30-8:30pm Forte Organizers office
7989 Washington Woods Dr.  Centerville 45459
Fee: $35.00 per person
To register: Visit ForteOrganizers.com or call 937-619-3181
Turn your office space into a productive oasis instead of a stressful, clutter-strewn mess. You’ll learn to reclaim your space, creating more room and functional space. Most importantly, you’ll learn strategies to keep your office organized and well-tuned.  
  • Rescue your desktop and workspace from unnecessary clutter
  • Organize your office play-by-play, space-by-space
  • Ask our Five (5) Key Questions when deciding what to keep
  • Learn to apply the Take 2 Rule for immediate results
  • Make your car a productive partner
  • Have a system for getting caught up on your reading material 
Whether you work from home or a corporate setting, you’ll learn how to organize your office and keep it functional and efficient at all times.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 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
To register: ketteringoh.org or call 937-296-2587
We’ll 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.
Free! Tuesday, Jan 28 Think Inside the Box: Organizing Your Home
6:30-8:00pm Kettering-Moraine Library
3496 Far Hills Ave.  Dayton 45429
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
Your home will never be the same again—and you’ll love it!
FREE! Thursday, Jan. 30 Attack the Stack: Organizing your Paperwork
6:30-8:30pm Trotwood Library
651 E. Main St.  Trotwood 45426
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 
Armed with just a labeler and folders, you will attack the stack, creating a manageable, workable system for all your papers.
Tax Note... 
If you are one of my business clients and I helped you in your office, even 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.
Wishing you the most enjoyable and productive year yet.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com