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.
My first Senior Transition project began with the move of a loved one to a retirement home. My priority was for the new space to reflect her home of many years and many memories, to ensure a calm and comfortable adjustment. The end result was fantastic. Trust me when I say that moving a loved one, decluttering a family home, and downsizing, can be a very emotionally charged and overwhelming experience for a family.
On the other side of the spectrum, my energetic Mom who wants to age independently in her own home, has been decluttering for years. These two seniors following very different paths, plus several others whom I care deeply about, have been my inspiration and motivation to change retirement into entrepreneurship.
My passion for organizing in my work and home life led me to become a member of the Professional Organizers of Canada. A desire to help others become organized and assist seniors has inspired me to create this business.
Drawing from all of my experiences, I have created Hello Darlene to help seniors and families. My goal is to simplify these transitions and to share my knowledge and experience with support, respect, and compassion.
All our fees and services are customized to your needs. Just call and say hello. We‘re here to listen and to help.
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.