5 Questions with Grand Forks cleaning business 701 Shine

The Grand Forks Herald sat down with Brooke Flood, owner of 701 Shine, for 5 Questions this week.

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Brooke Flood started 701 SHINE in early 2022.
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GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Herald sat down with Brooke Flood, owner of 701 Shine, for 5 Questions this week.

Q: What inspired you to start 701 Shine?

A: I enjoy cleaning and helping others. I was actually a CNA for over 10 years, and that's a rewarding job helping people, and I did cleaning here and there between those times. I just decided I'm going to go do it on my own (and) help others in a different way.

Q: What kind of cleaning services do you provide?

A: I do one time move-outs, move-ins, daily schedule, weeklies, anything really. I even help people just organize.


Q: Can you describe your cleaning process?

A: If it's a two-level house, I like to start upstairs and then work my way down. Otherwise, it's usually the kitchen. So the kitchen usually takes the most time, so if I get that out of the way, then the rest is easy.

“In the initial years, we felt kind of embarrassed that we were the ones to take that leap," said Veronica Gaidelis-Langer, owner of Sweet Land Farm. "I am so proud of how far we’ve come and how much we’ve learned.”

Q: How long can it take to complete a job?

A: It depends on the size of the home. (It’s) roughly three to four hours. It just depends on how big the home is and how much cleaning the person is wanting done as well.

Q: What do you like about cleaning that others might not?

A: I like the satisfaction of the change, seeing something totally disorganized and just a mess, and then when it's all done, everything's just perfect.

Jacob Holley joined the Grand Forks Herald as its business reporter in June 2021.

Holley's beat at the Grand Forks Herald is broad and includes a variety of topics, including small business, national trends and more.

Readers can reach Holley at him on Twitter @JakeHolleyMedia.
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