Say ‘hello’ to Darlene!
I was inspired to create this business from the desire to help others become organized and to assist seniors where services were lacking.
Hello Darlene was born shortly after I retired from a 34-year career in the financial industry and in the middle of a pandemic. I finally had some time to organize and declutter my home after years of living a busy career-&-two-kids lifestyle. Being a Professional Organizer is my dream job!
As part of the sandwich generation, my husband and I have been caring for a parent while raising two active daughters. Add on being a co-founder of a not-for-profit organization and an active volunteer in my community – time was a rare commodity. These personal experiences allowed me to identify gaps in services in the community. I knew I could help in these areas with the knowledge and skills I already had.
We’re here to help
Hello Darlene organizes and declutters your spaces to provide a calmer & more efficient environment.
Life can be busy and keeping a home in order can be challenging at times. Strategic organization makes day-to-day life easier, reduces stress, and helps to save time and money.
Do you set things aside, intending to sort them later…and now the piles are overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck and don’t know where to start?
Maybe you have a busy family, are recovering from a setback, or find yourself in transition. Life gets busy and you sometimes feel like you’re drowning. Have you been working from home and your work area has become cluttered with papers, files, and office supplies?
As we age, we often need to make changes in order to live independently and safely for longer in the place we love and call home. A recent change in h
Downsizing is a life-changing decision, and as with any other essential decision in life, start with a plan. By creating a plan, you simplify the downsizing process and prepare yourself and your family emotionally.
It can be difficult to let go of a household full of possessions and memories. We help to simplify the process.
A high percentage of Canadians do not have critical documents or a plan in place in case of an emergency. There can be serious consequences as a result.
With advance planning and document organization, your family, Power of Attorney, and Executors will be able to execute your wishes efficiently and without stress.
The Legacy Plan Organizer is a practical guide developed through Darlene’s many life and work experiences. The Organizer is easy to use, flexible to change to your individual circumstances, and easily adaptable to future changes.
We have created the workbook so you or someone else can step in and manage a person’s life in case of an emergency, health event, or death.
Aging in Place
Are you or a loved one among the large number of Canadians who want to age at home safely, and for longer, in the place you love?
At Hello Darlene, we help you make this happen with guidance and support. We create a personalized roadmap of services specific to your needs to be able to age at home independently and to help support families during life transitions. We leave no stone unturned.
Talks & Tea
Whether we are stopping by for a chat to ensure you are safe and well, or engaging in meaningful activities to create positive and enjoyable experiences, it is comforting to know that a friendly, professional companion can simply spend time with you or check on a loved one.
Hello Darlene helps older adults and families select the perfect Retirement living home and develop roadmaps to provide peace of mind for their potential relocation or transition to a retirement home or long-term care home.
Darlene has a passion for sharing knowledge with others. As an experienced speaker within her community and virtually on a wide variety of topics. Sharing her enthusiasm for all things Legacy Planning, Life Transitions, and Home Organization.
Getting Your Mindset Ready to Downsize/Right-Size
Downsizing is often called ‘right-sizing’ which has a less negative connotation and helps to develop the right -mindset. Once we have taken the first step, each one thereafter can and often does become just that little bit easier.
April 16th is Advance Care Planning Day
Advance Care Planning Canada is an amazing online resource that includes free downloadable and printable documents to utilize and get you considering your Health Care Wishes.
Senior Talks & Tea
Caregivers often need a few hours of respite so that they can recharge and participate in activities that help them stay physically and mentally well. At Hello Darlene, we pride ourselves on the individually tailored plan for activities during visits to keep your loved one entertained and engaged while you are away.
Darlene represents Northern Ontario as a Member of Eldercare Planning. Our members are experts in senior living navigation and placement, and also assist families with downsizing, estate planning, eldercare planning, transitions, home safety, and much more.
Darlene is a registered member of the Professional Organizers of Canada. As a Trained Professional Organizer, I abide by the POC code of ethics.
Darlene is a Senior Home Safety Specialist. This certificate empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety.