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Out with the Old, In with the New: Personal Organizing Classes

The new year is a great time to get organized. Professional Organizer Lori Firsdon offers several workshops at the Dayton Metro Library to make your home or office - even your purse - more organized and more efficient.

"I learned at a young age that being organized can improve your results and often impress others along the way," said Firsdon. "I trained myself to make hard decisions, prioritize my time and space, and take control of my responsibilities." Firsdon founded her company, Forte Organizers, in 2006. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Speakers Association.

Each Library workshop has a different focus, from parents who want to help their children stay organized, to seniors who want to downsize or simplify. Each workshop is free and open to the public. Call 937-463-2665 for more information.

Get Organized Programs at the Dayton Metro Library, January-April 2015

Who's In Charge... You or Your Stuff?
Think differently about the stuff you've been collecting over the years. Decide what to keep and what to part with, change bad habits, and leave class motivated and armed with new ways to deal with clutter.
Tuesday, 1/6, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Northtown-Shiloh, 35 Bennington Dr.

Super Systems: Organizing for a Stress-Free Life
Clutter and chaos can creep into our cars, our garages, even our purses. Learn to tame these disorganized pitfalls with practical organization systems for both inside and outside your home.
Thursday, 1/8, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Belmont, 1041 Watervliet Ave.

Organizing Solutions for Parents
This organizing class is packed with practical tips for the entire family. Tackle hot spots such as the kids' rooms and closets. This class is essential for any parent of toddlers to teens.
Saturday, 1/17, 1:00-2:30 p.m. – Miamisburg, 35 S. Fifth St.
Tuesday, 1/27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - West Carrollton, 300 E. Central Ave.

Senior Solutions: Organize Your Home Sweet Home
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers, household items, gifts and sentimental belongings. Whether you are downsizing or planning for a simpler future, learn how to cut your clutter and focus on the important things in life: family, friends, health, peace of mind and cherished memories.
Thursday, 2/12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Northmont, 333 W. National Rd.
Tuesday, 3/24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Kettering-Moraine, 3496 Far Hills Ave.

Workspace Rescue: The Organized Office
Turn your office space into a productive oasis instead of a stressful, clutter-strewn mess. Learn how to reclaim your space and make the most of your newly functional office.
Tuesday, 2/24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Kettering-Moraine, 3496 Far Hills Ave.

Think Inside the Box: Organizing Your Home
Whether entertaining or relaxing, your home should be a haven, not a headache. Discover how to organize items in your home for maximum efficiency. Your home will never be the same again - and you'll love it!
Thursday, 3/19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - New Lebanon, 715 W. Main St.

Mindful Home Organizing: Take the First Step
Address underlying emotional issues and learn strategies for getting and staying organized. Learn how to deal with procrastination, perfectionism, hoarding and other issues to feel more calm and in control.
Thursday, 4/16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - New Lebanon, 715 W. Main St.


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