November 2013
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...
You may find these three articles published in Lori’s Dayton Daily News column helpful if you plan to get organized. 
Time to shred...
Employees send outdated paperwork and other documents to the archive room at their company and it’s often forgotten. Over the years employees continue to add to the stockpile and soon the archive room is overflowing and disorganized.
The next time you send boxes to storage, determine when the paperwork inside can be destroyed and label the date on the box. Now others who organize the archive room know when the contents of those boxes can be shredded.
This month's tip...
This month’s tip comes from our reader Janine Kinnison.
Save time, money, and the earth’s resources during the holidays by using large, reusable cloth drawstring bags to ‘wrap’ your loved ones gifts in instead of wrapping them individually with wrapping paper. Use material in a different holiday print for each loved one.
Janine started with a larger bag (3’ x 4’) when her kids were younger and gifts were bulky. Once her children reached the teenage years, she cut off the bottom of the bag and re-sewed it to make them smaller.
If you don’t sew, hire a friend who does to make the bags for you.
How will you spend the extra hours saved by not wrapping every item individually and then cleaning up wrapping paper and ribbons?
Thanks Janine for sharing this great time-saving tip.
Keep your favorite organizing tips coming. If you have an organizing tip you’d like to share, I’d love to pass it along to our readers. Please send your tip to If your tip gets featured, I’ll be sure to credit your name.
November 11 is National Recycle Day. Find something in your home you can donate so someone else can reuse it. Let’s all work toward reducing the waste in our landfills. Visit: to learn more.
I have two Container Store coupons for 40% off their Elfa System with 30% off installation. The coupons expire Nov. 24 and installation must be complete by Dec. 23. I am happy to send them to the first two people to email me at

Upcoming Organizing Classes... 
FREE! Thursday, Dec. 5, Who’s In Charge…You or Your Stuff?
6:30-8:00pm Sponsored by the West Carrollton Library
300 E Central Ave.  West Carrollton, OH 45449
This class will 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.
I’m thankful for all the new clients and seminar attendees I have met and had the privilege to work with during this past year. Bless all of you and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181