March 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...
We are lucky to have Lori's latest articles from the Dayton Daily News.  Learn how to give back to others, while also breaking those habits that hold us back:
Pricing Quandry...
Have an item you want to sell, but you aren't sure what it's worth?
Pretend like you want to buy the item you are selling.  Go to eBay, Craigslist, Consignment Shops or Auctioneer sites.  See what other people are asking for the item you want to sell, but keep in mind that the asking price isn't necessarily what some people paid for the item.  If possible, find auctions that have ended and see what the real selling price was.  
A Day At The Office...
March 13th is National Organize Your Home Office Day!
Does your home office have piles of toys in the corner or a basket of laundry waiting to be folded?
Ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish in the space.  What are your productivity goals?  If your home office has turned into a catch-all for excess stuff in your house, it is time to organize. 
Remember not to treat your home office like every other room in your house, but instead consider it a professional space.  Eliminate all of those things that don’t serve a work purpose, or designate a special drawer just for home items.  On a regular basis, return those stray items that creep into your office to where they really belong in the house.  Don’t forget to tell your family members the purpose of your home office, so they respect the space too. 
Organizing Classes...
FREE!  Workspace Rescue:  The Organized Office
Friday, March 23, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N 6th St, Richmond, IN 47374
Call  (765) 966-8291 for details.
Community Events...
American Association of University Women (AAUW) 62nd Annual Used Book Sale seeks Donations
Donations are being accepted for the Middletown AAUW annual book sale on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30. This year’s location is Art Central Foundation Building at 4 N. Main Street. Please bring gently used books, puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs to recycle, promote literacy, and support raising money for area college scholarships. Park on the street, put on your car blinkers, and an AAUW member will come out and help you unload.  The last day for book donations is April 28
For questions and to arrange for book-pick up call 513-424-5168513-424-1120
More information can be found on the AAUW website:
Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
Enjoy this excerpt from Lori's new book, "Lose your Stuff, Find Yourself."
"It’s human to feel emotions as you walk through your home making decisions on what you keep and part with. Cry when you need to cry. Reminisce. Feel joy. Appreciate the items that served their purpose, but do not let your emotions get in the way of making the changes you desire."
For more great insights and organizing tips, you can pick up a copy of Lori's book by using this link:
One More Thing...
"Luck is believing you're Lucky."  ~Tennesee Williams
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181