October 2018
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...
Even though the ghouls and goblins make this a frightful time of year, Lori teaches us how to get over our organizing fears in these throwback Dayton Daily News articles.  
Boo-tiful Common Areas...
In the workplace, it is scary how the common areas can get out of control and disorganized.  An easy way to remedy this is to assign a staff member to each area, whether it be the supply closet, storage room, break room or office refrigerator.
That person is then responsible for making sure the room stays organized.  They remove all unnecessary clutter, which may include that half-filled coffee cup that has been sitting on the counter for a week or the takeout container of Chinese food abandoned in the back of the fridge.  
Rotate the responsibility every quarter, so those in charge of the areas don't get burned out from their duties.
On The Prowl For Meal Ideas?...
Do you ever get sick of coming up with a dinner menu every single week?  When you ask the family what they want for dinner is the response always, "I don't know."
Make mealtime planning easier with this simple tip.  Ask every member in your household for a list of ten of their favorite dishes.  Perhaps, even have them add one of their favorite takeout restaurants to the bottom of the list.
Compile all of their meal ideas together.  Now you have a master list of meals to use every single night of the week.  For a family of four, you have over a whole month's of meal ideas taken care of!  Don't feel like cooking?  Pull from their restaurant ideas for takeout orders.
Use these easy tips to take the guesswork out of your next month's meal planning. 
Organizing Classes...
We have rolled out some exciting new seminars just in time for Fall!  For a full description of any of the seminars listed below, visit our Public Schedule on our website at ForteOrganizers.com.
FREE!  Reclaim Your Space
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Morrison-Reeves Library, 80 N 6th St, Richmond, IN 47374
Call (765) 966-8291 for details.
FREE!  The Blue Ribbon Kitchen
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Miamisburg Library, 545 E. Linden Ave. Miamisburg, OH 45342
Call (937) 463-2665 for details.
FREE!  Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Jamestown Library, 86 Seaman Dr, Jamestown, OH 45335
Call (937) 352-4005 for details.
FREE!  Order in the House
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:00-7:30 pm
Clark County Library, 201 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45506
Call (937) 328-6903 for details.
FREE!  Who's In Charge...You or Your Stuff?
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45419
Call (937) 294-7171 for details.
Book Signing...
Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Dayton Metro Library-Main Branch, 215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
Lori will be signing her book "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself" at the Dayton Metro Library-Main Branch. 
Lori will read passages from the book, while discussing valuable solutions to help get your home organized.  Copies of the book will be for sale for $15 (plus tax). Come get your copy, and you'll have  a chance to ask Lori any of your organizing questions. 
Community Events...
Super Service Saturday
Residents of Centerville and Washington Township with proper ID
Document Shredding
Saturday, Oct 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Public Works Garage, 8190 McEwen Rd.
Drug Disposal
Saturday, Oct 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Fire Station 45, 8328 McEwen Rd.
For more information click this link: Super Service Saturday
LCNB Bank-Springboro Shred Day
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
LCNB Bank-Springboro Branch, 525 W. Central Ave., Springboro OH
Fuel Retreat...
Fuel Retreat
Friday through Sunday, November 9-11, 2018
Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
Lori will be a featured speaker at The Fuel Retreat in Columbus on November 9-11, 2018!
There is still time to register for this exciting event for women of all generations.  Create your own personal weekend to nourish your Body, Mind and Soul. The deadline for registration is October 31st, so get your tickets soon!
To get more information and to register, click here at FUEL RETREAT
Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
Enjoy this fang-tastic excerpt about overcoming fear from Lori's book, "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself." 
"When fear keeps you from getting organized, you just have to start.  Don't deliberate, over-think or try to rationalize.  Just act."
Pick up a haunting copy of Lori's book by using this link:   Amazon.com
One More Thing...
"Magic is really very simple, all you've got to do is want something and then let yourself have it." 
~Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown
Happy Halloween,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com