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Compass Conversations: Clean Nest, LLC

Updated: Jun 26

 

One thing that I love about Allison, is that she was inspired by her family's journey and a passion for helping others, so she started Clean Nest to provide a welcoming, healthy, and comfortable retreat for her clients. She's also been incredibly supportive of our journey so far, which means the world to me.


With a background in medical and mental health fields, Allison brings a unique understanding and empathy to her work, especially for those facing challenges like depression and anxiety. Clean Nest stands out not only for its high standards, but also for the personalized care and support offered to each client.

 

Each month, we'll take you on a journey through the unique stories, passions, and dreams that drive our local entrepreneurs. These are the stories behind the logos and social media posts, the spirited souls enriching our daily lives with their craft and dedication.

 
Clean Nest Ad with phone number and details
Clean Nest LLC

What inspired you to start your business?

As I’m sure is true for every small business owner, it’s a looong story. Before we started the company, my husband and I had careers in the medical and mental health fields. In 2020, however, my stepdaughter developed a seizure disorder that required constant monitoring and medical appointments, and my husband and I were lucky enough to be in a position to step back from work to care for her.


I worked part-time with the fabulous ladies at Twin Chix Cleaning for about two years, but when my stepdaughter continued to require extensive care, they gave me their blessing to start my own company closer to home. It has been a rough road, but I wouldn’t choose any other path!


How does your business contribute to the local community?

I don’t want to oversell it, but through the many wonderful connections we’ve made over the years, I’ve seen firsthand what a powerful impact having a clean home has on people’s mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.


Helping others transform their space into a welcoming, healthy, and comfortable place to retreat is nothing short of magical!


Can you share a memorable experience or success story related to your business?

One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to work with clients of many diverse cultures and backgrounds. I’ve heard beautiful stories - both personal and historical - from all over the country and the world. I’ve learned so much about languages, religions, and lifestyles that I may never have encountered otherwise!


What challenges have you faced in building your business, and how have you overcome them?

There are a lot of cleaning services out there. When we first started, it was difficult to set ourselves apart. But with the support of our families and friends, as well as the power of word of mouth (and our own hard work!), we’ve been able to set a high standard that keeps people coming back! 


What makes your business unique? 

I’ve never really spoken about this in my professional life, but my husband and I are both neurodivergent. We have both faced lifelong challenges as a result of our diagnoses, and I think our experiences put us in a unique position to listen to and respect the needs of our clients.


As an example, many people who approach us have difficulty keeping up with housework because of depression, anxiety, etc, and are also often ashamed of needing help. We are always willing to listen, provide support, and work with clients to come up with individualized plans that address their specific concerns, no matter how small.


What advice would you give to other small business owners who are just starting out?

The support of others, especially other small business owners, is one of your most valuable resources. Don't be afraid to ask for help - most people are more than happy to give advice on every aspect of business ownership, from pricing and bookkeeping to handling tough situations with customers. The support of your family and friends is also crucial! 


How do you see your business evolving in the future?

We would love to include more services in our repertoire, such as organizing and carpet cleaning. We would also love to start providing free cleanings and other services to those in need in our community. I’m so excited to see what comes next!


Do you have a special message that you'd like to share with the community through this article?

We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve our neighbors and friends. I genuinely love my job, and I really do wake up happy every day that I get to work with my awesome customers!


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Photo of the owner and her husband who live in Madison Heights VA

Hi, I'm Michelle

I'm the owner of County Compass, and an Amherst County resident. 

I love our community and want to help new homeowners find all the local gems that may not get enough exposure on social media.

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