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Darlene Tripp portrait with boats in the background.

Say hello to Darlene!

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 my home after years of living a busy career-&-two-kids lifestyle. As part of the sandwich generation, my husband and I have been caring for an elderly 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. All of these elements led me toward the creation of Hello Darlene.

We’re here to help

Legacy Planning

Your Estate Planning could represent one of the largest financial transactions of your life. We are organizational experts who assist you with all of the details those entrusted to uphold your wishes​ will require in one convenient, catalogued location; the Legacy Plan Organizer.

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Senior Transitions

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 health or progressing physical limitations may require additional support.

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Organize & Downsize

Home organization saves you time, money, and reduces stress. Mental or emotional clutter often goes hand-in-hand with the physical clutter that surrounds you. Hello Darlene can assist with getting you started, working with you through the project, and creating new spaces that provide a calming environment.

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People are saying...

“As Seniors, my wife and I started thinking about all of our legal documents when we pass such as our Will, POA etc. We thought that everything was good, until we used the services of “Hello Darlene”. With Darlene’s wealth of knowledge and organizational skills, we were able to cross all our “T’s”, and dot the “I’s”. We now have peace of mind knowing that those individuals responsible for taking care of our Estate will have an easy passage with “no hurdles to overcome,” thanks to ”Hello Darlene”. Darlene was very helpful and informative and respectful of our personal information. Would highly recommend her services.” 

Larry and Betty Crytes

You had me at ‘Hello’

 

“Her Legacy Organizer is so clever….would be great for any age. It would make a great Christmas or wedding shower gift! What a great way to simplify the process for your POA or Executor.”

 Andree L. Theriault

 

“Most important binder in our home...”

 

The Legacy Organizer has become the most important binder of information in our home – The table of contents “Estate Planning Tips and Considerations” covers every question you may have.

Pat Madill

 

“She is worth her weight in gold.”

 Through Darlene’s never-ending patience and guidance we have a beautiful, functional and organized space that inspires creativity. She not only walked us through letting go of unnecessary ‘stuff’ that was cluttering our office and our minds, but she also gave us new ways of organizing things that are important to us. Darlene has assisted us in creating new systems that will keep things running smoothly.

 Darlene fully recognizes that purging is an emotional journey and was very sensitive in helping us go through the process at our own pace. 

If you are looking at taking this journey for yourself and feel that you need a helping hand, I highly recommend Darlene at Hello Darlene. She is worth her weight in gold!

Miriam & Danny Colomby

 

“After meeting with Darlene...I feel ready to meet the challenges ahead.”

Recently, I have been thrown into the role of caregiver when I was not prepared for it. Darlene put together a comprehensive Senior Transition Organizer with all the information I needed in one place to be able to reach out to the many community organizations and businesses that are able to support me in this role – from meal preparation to housing options. The resources even included a section on bringing together important financial and non-financial records. After meeting with Darlene and reviewing the information she provided, I feel ready to meet the challenges ahead. Thank you Darlene.

Nancy Birtch

 

“I learned so much during our conversation.”

There is nothing better, I believe, than to have the feeling of being organized, everything in place, a job well done, big job completed and completed well. A feeling of WOW…that is finally done. This feeling was exactly how I felt after my Legacy Plan consultation with Darlene. The conversation during the two hours we spent together was so enriching and valuable and I learned so much during our conversation.We think we are fully prepared and when it comes down to chatting with someone ‘in the know’, you always learn something new. Yes, the binder is absolutely the way to go and I now have everything in place but the conversation that takes place is sort of the icing on the cake.

Lucinda Desmarais

 

The Tripp Home

Home Office Organizing Magic

When I got the call to help a client with relocating from a brick and mortar to a home location office I was so excited! My very first home organization project was going to help someone that was being directly impacted as a result of COVID. My new small business...

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Is it a Legacy Plan or a Love Letter?

Since I have started my Legacy Plan Document organizing with clients I have noticed that after our consultations my beautiful Legacy Binder sits on their table or desk for weeks, sometimes months before taking action. Most of my clients are left with some homework to...

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The Caregiving Journey

The caregiving journey is a winding road, with many bumps along the way and lots of turns and stops. It’s not a simple journey – not much guidance from others. It is more like wandering into a forest not knowing what direction to turn along the way. As you wander in the forest you will see the beautiful trees, the lovely butterflies fluttering around and the birds chirping, but sometimes you cannot see or hear the beauty and the path seems overwhelming and impossible.

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Darlene is a member of the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.

Hello Darlene has commercial general liability insurance and professional liability (errors & omissions) insurance.

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Darlene is a registered member of the Professional Organizers of Canada. As a Trained Professional Organizer, I abide by the POC code of ethics. 

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