November 2017
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...
Here is some great advice from Lori's Dayton Daily News articles about how to help your parents downsize their homes.
Giving Empowers...
Is your closet overflowing with work clothing you don’t wear anymore?  Wish you had more room in your closet? 
Donate your unwanted business attire to “Clothes That Work,” a non-profit organization that provides professional clothing to those in need.  Your donations help empower their clients by providing valuable interview and workplace appropriate clothing. 
For a complete list of the clothing and accessories they need, go to
Cluttered Closets No More...
As you are changing out your seasonal clothes in your closet this year, use these Seven Guidelines to help you decide what clothes you can eliminate.
Donate or dispose of the following:
  • Stained, Musty or Ripped
  • You No Longer Love It
  • Haven’t Worn in the Last Year
  • Hasn’t Fit in the Last Year
  • Itches, Scratches or Pinches
  • No Longer Fits Your Lifestyle
  • The Fashion Trend Has Passed
Using these simple Seven Guidelines will have you cleaning out your closet in no time!
Organizing Classes...
FREE!  Who's In Charge...You or Your Stuff?  
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11;30 am-2:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 301 E. Main. Street, New Paris, OH 45247
*Free Lunch is also included with this seminar.  You need to call the Preble County Council on Aging to register at (937) 456-4947.
FREE!  Workspace Rescue:   The Organized Office
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Dayton Public Library-Downtown Branch215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
Call (937) 463-2665 for details
Community Events...
AAUW Middleton Seeks Donations
AAUW Middletown is gearing up for a holiday bazaar to be held Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 119am-3pm both days, at 4312 Walton Court, Middletown.
They are seeking donations of new/gently used holiday items:
_____decorations – trees, wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments
_____holiday dishes – trays
_____linens – placemats, tablecloths, napkins, towels, pillows
_____holiday books, games, puzzles, toys
_____holiday music – CD’s, DVD’s
_____items that can be re-gifted – new candles, lotions, socks,
                scarves, gloves, purses, jewelry
_____handcrafted items – whatever your specialty
_____homemade items for the SWEET SHOP
DROP OFF SATURDAY at 4312 Walton Court, Middletown:
   November 4 – 10:00-2:00
If these scheduled drop-off times are not convenient for you, please contact Virginia Palmer and she'll make other arrangements.
Virginia Ellis Palmer
Cell - 937-545-4974 
Just Hit Reply...
Do you have a group or organization that is looking for gently used donations from the community? 
'Just Hit Reply' and let us know the details.  We might feature them in our monthly newsletter.
One More Thing...
Have trouble getting your children to write thank-you notes for the gifts they receive?  Don’t let them play with the toy or cash the check until the note is written.  Sometimes a little motivation is all they need.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.  ~ William Arthur Ward
May the good things of life be yours in abundance, 
not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181