October 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...
Fall into some great advice with Lori's latest articles in the Dayton Daily News: 
Less Email for Everyone...
If you want to reduce the number of emails coming into your inbox, stop asking questions and make statements instead.
Your statement may look something like this, “I’ll call you Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 to discuss the Muffin Break proposal.”
Reach for your Reach...
When your Reach Magazine (or similar coupon booklet mailed in your area) comes in the mail, don’t cut out the individual coupons.  They often get lost in the paperwork piles on your counter.  Instead, keep the whole magazine intact and find a safe place in your home or car to keep it. When you need a coupon for pizza or a home repair, browse through until you find the coupon you need.
When the next issue arrives, throw out the old and replace with the new. Save money and time by finding the coupons you need when you need them.

Community Events...
Document Shredding (Free for Centerville/Washington Township Residents)
Saturday, Oct 18, 10 am-1 pm
Public Works Building, 8190 McEwen Rd., Centerville 45458
Drug Drop Off
(Free for Centerville/Washington Township Residents)
Saturday, Oct, 18, 10am-1 pm
Fire Station 45, 8328 McEwen Rd., Centerville 45458

Secure Your ID Day:  Free Shredding Day and Identity Theft Advice
(presented by the Better Business Bureau and Routsong Funeral Home, Inc.)
Saturday, October 18, 10 am - 1 pm
Routsong Funeral Home, Inc., 81 N. Main St., Centerville 45459

Organizing Classes...
FREE! Workspace Rescue:  The Organized Office
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookville Library, 425 Rona Parkway, Brookville 45309
For details call:  937-496-8922

Turn your office space into a productive oasis instead of a stressful, clutter-strewn mess. You’ll learn to reclaim your space and utilize your newly functional office. 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
  • Ask our Five (5) Key Questions when deciding what to keep
  • Learn to apply the Take 2 Rule for immediate results
  • Transform your car into a productive partner
  • Get caught up on your reading material
Whether you’re working from home or in a corporate setting, you’ll learn how to organize your office and keep it functional and efficient at all times.

Think Inside the Box: Organizing Your Home
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kettering Recreation Center, 2900 Glengarry Dr, Kettering 45420
For details call:  (937) 296-2587
Your home is the hub of your life. Whether entertaining or relaxing, your home should be a haven—not a headache. In this practical seminar, you’ll discover how to: 
  • Organize items in your home for maximum efficiency
  • Utilize a labeler as an organization tool
  • Keep your kitchen functional
  • Catalog your recipes and coupons
  • Create a calm oasis in your master bedroom
  • Tame your clothes closet
  • Organize your jewelry
  • Perfect a time-saving bathroom routine
 Your home will never be the same again—and you’ll love it!

$30-$40 fee depending on Residency
Attack the Stack
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Rd, Dayton 45414
For details call:  (937) 890-7709

Paper can overwhelm your desk and counter 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
  • Apply easy strategies to address daily mail and paper stacks
  • Create a streamlined filing system for home, work or both
  • Use a labeler as an effective organizing tool
  • Apply the concepts taught to your electronic file organizing
 Armed with a labeler and file folders, you will attack the stack, creating a manageable, workable system so you can find the papers you keep. Additionally, other people will have an easier time finding your papers in your absence. 
* $25 per person fee
Super Systems: Organizing for a Stress-free Life
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kettering-Moraine Library3496 Far Hills Ave, Dayton 45429
For details call:  (937) 496-8938
An organized life is more than a well-organized living space. Clutter and chaos creeps into our cars, our hobbies and even our purses. Learn to tame these disorganized pitfalls with these practical and doable organization systems. You will learn how to:
  • Keep your car uncluttered
  • Purge and organize your garage
  • Sort and organize your craft supplies
  • Perfect your purse so it’s no longer a black hole
  • Establish a fire-proof safe to secure your important documents
  • Organize your hard copy photos
  • Give and ask for clutter-free gifts
 After utilizing these Super Systems, you will feel more in control of all aspects of your life, inside and outside of your home.
FREE!  Mindful Home Organizing: Take the First Step
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Beavercreek Library, 3618 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton 45432
For details call:  (937) 352-4001
Getting organized can be a confidence booster, but emotions and personality traits need to be reassessed first, before attacking the physical clutter, we’ll address emotional issues and learn some strategies for getting organized and staying organized.
Break-free from clutter and learn to: 
  • Let go of perfectionism, which holds you back
  • Stop procrastination and start organizing
  • Work against hoarding tendencies
  • Monitor what you allow into your home
  • Motivate family members to get organized
  • Apply specific strategies for your ADHD loved ones
  • Let go of guilt over your deceased loved one’s items
  • Take steps to break your shopping habit
Learning these life skills will help anyone break previous habits and feel more calm and in control. Take the first steps to create a simpler, happier life.

One Last Thing...

October 16 is Boss’s Day!!
Happy Boss's Day to those who mentor, encourage and inspire others who assist you with your work.


Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers

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