April 2019
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...
It's the time of year where we begin thinking of Spring Cleaning.  Lori's past article in Dayton Daily News shows us how organizing can cut down on cleaning time.
Filing Fresh Start...
The third week in April is National Organize Your Files Week.  
A quick way to purge your outdated files is to purchase bankers boxes from your local office supply store.  Pull all of your files out of your drawers and place them in these boxes. 
Start making the new files for the now empty drawers.  Keep the old files nearby next to the cabinet.  As you need things from your old system, clean out of the file and incorporate it into the new drawer. 
After a set period of time, (3 months, 6 months, a year)  if files are still in the bankers box, they could be outdated and you might not need them.  Anything else can be purged, except maybe those things needed for tax purposes.  
How Does Your Garden Grow...
Warmer weather brings thoughts of gardening!  Before you head out to the flower bed, organize all of your gardening tools. 
If you are like a lot of people, your gardening tools are scattered all around the garage from the previous growing season.  Gather all of your gardening gear and assess every single item. Does it work? Do you use it?  Do you have multiple items and more than you need?  Throw away any items that are broken and can't be repaired.  Donate tools that you no longer want.  Sort and store tools you want to keep.
Store small hand tools together in a bucket, tool box or even an over the-door shoe organizer.  For more garden tool organizing ideas, go to our Garden Organization Pinterest Board.  
Another great tip is to spray paint a bright color on the handles of your gardening tools.  That way you can find them easily in the dark soil you are working in. 
Organizing Classes...
FREE!  Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Clark County Library, 201 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45506
Call (937) 328-6903 for more information.
Lori will be reading excerpts from her inspirational book, "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself" and discussing them with those attending the seminar.  Lori and program attendees will participate in an open discussion that provides practical organizing tips, along with insight on how to deal with the emotional side of organizing.  
Community Resources...
Fixit Clinic
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Woodbourne Library,  6060 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH 45459
Call (937) 435-3700 for registration details.
Do you have broken items in your home that you are interested in repairing?  Would you rather try to fix it yourself and keep it out of the landfill? 
The Fixit Clinic might be for you!  It is an all-ages clinic where people work together to repair broken household items.  You will learn how to assess and disassemble your item with the hopes of fixing it.  
Go to Fixit Clinic for more information. 
Super Service Saturday
Residents of Centerville and Washington Township with proper ID
Document Shredding
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Public Works Garage, 8190 McEwen Rd.
Drug Disposal
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Fire Station 45, 8328 McEwen Rd.
For more information click this link: Super Service Saturday
Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself...
April is Stress Awareness Month.  Use this tip from Lori's book "Lose Your Stuff, Find Yourself" to help you relax and enjoy your perfect weekend. 
Imagine doing what you enjoy in a very relaxed and unhurried manner.  Now make it a reality.  As you sort through your belongings, ask yourself this question, "How will keeping this item allow me to have my perfect weekend?"  
Pick up a copy of Lori's book by using this link:   Amazon.com
One More Thing...
"Spring:  A beautiful reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."  
Happy Easter,
Lori Firsdon
Forte Organizers
Forte Organizers, LLC,
 7989 Washington Woods Drive, Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937-619-3181 www.ForteOrganizers.com