May 2012
Simple. Organized. Life-Changing.
Forte Organizers helps individuals and families stay organized at home, as well as teaching business people organization skills at work.
Congratulations to our Mother’s Day contest winner. Our contest committee has chosen one deserving mother to receive 3 hours of free organizing services from Forte Organizers. This mother lost her husband to cancer and is now raising their two young children on her own while working full-time. She’s looking forward to having Forte come to help her organize some of the spaces in her home.
Now It's Time for Dad to get FREE organizing from Forte Organizers. If you know a father who deserves some help getting organized, nominate them for our Father’s Day free organizing contest. All you have to do is email us at with the reasons why the father you have chosen is in need of our services. The winner will be announced in our next newsletter.
Your nominee must live within the greater Dayton area. Please include your complete contact information, the father's name and the reason you've nominated him, and submit entries by June 10, 2012.
Forte Organizers was featured in May 5th Dayton Daily News How to organize those paper stacks you have around your home and office article was featured in the paper’s From The Expert column. Visit the Dayton Daily or Forte’s websites to see the complete article so you can get control of your papers. 
Also, reporter Sandra Baer interviewed Lori for her column. This article is scheduled to run on May 17th.
ABC 22/FOX 45 Watch Lori on June 5 at 8:45am as she takes the Dayton Daily News article live and shows you first hand how to process the daily mail that makes it into our homes and offices.

Does your desk look like an office supply store?...
Many times excess office supplies make their way to our desk and take up valuable work space. As you sit at your desk take a look around for excess office supplies and find a storage place for them on your desk. If you no longer need them consider donating them to someone who could use them. The key is to set some guidelines for yourself.  How many pens do you need in your workspace? Do you have duplicates of anything? Are you drowning in free promotional office supplies that were given to you? Take a look at what I found in one client’s desk.

He has over two feet of blank scratch pads getting in the way everyday. Items like this slowly creep in and take up space before we realize just how much they have taken over. Take the time now to purge these items so you have more room to work and find the items you do need  more easily. 


Reader Tip...
This month’s residential tip comes from our reader Elisabeth Rothschild.
If you feel overwhelmed when walking into a room to organize it, choose a section of the room to organize and put a sheet over the parts of the room you are not going to work on. This eliminates unnecessary distractions and helps you stay focused on one part of the room at a time. Visually this makes the room feel like a smaller, more manageable area to organize.
Thank you Elisabeth for this wonderful tip which may be helpful for those with ADHD, small children and anyone who finds it helpful to have large tasks broken into several smaller steps.
Keep these great tips coming. If you have an organizing tip you’d like to share I’d love to pass it along to my readers. Please send your tip to If you tip gets featured I’ll be sure to credit your name.

Upcoming Organizing Class...
Tuesday, May 22 – Who’s in Charge…You or Your Stuff?
6:30-8:30pm at Kettering Rec Center
$30/resident; $35/non-resident
We’ll 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 
  •      Change habits that can change you life
  •      Organize any room in your home
  •      Ask our five key organizing questions before keeping something
You’ll leave the class motivated and armed with new ways to deal with clutter.
To register visit or call 937-296-2587.
What a clutter-free gift for your next special occasion?...
We sell Forte gift certificates in any denomination valid for on-site organizing or organizing classes taught in our office. Email us at or call our office 937-619-3181 to purchase your next gift.
Eliminating duplicate items you no longer need in your home and office will save you time and money in the long run. Donating them to someone who needs them is a great way to help others and the environment.
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181