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The Cut the Clutter RVA team

No judgments.
Just solutions.

We are a local, woman-owned, small business. We come with decades of experience managing people and projects for both corporate America and nonprofits. We are also moms who understand busy lives and want to make a difference. We help others succeed by removing the chaos of clutter.

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Our story

In summer of 2018, Lynda Reider, founder of Cut the Clutter RVA, visited a friend with a terminally ill child. In order to accommodate the hospital bed, the child was living in the dining room. Visitors sat on a metal folding chair and the space was full of medical equipment and supplies. Lynda asked her friend if she could help make the room more comfortable for both the child and visitors.

She bought and built a closet system to contain the supplies, painted the walls, and brought in a comforter and other soft touches to create a more peaceful place to rest.

When she finished the project, her friend asked if she could stay on and help in other areas of the house. Lynda then spent the rest of the summer decluttering and organizing various rooms. As she was working, she posted before and after photos on social media. One by one, other friends started asking for help. And by October of 2018, Cut the Clutter RVA was born.

Our chief Cutter Clutters Lynda and Gretchen

As the business was getting started, Lynda structured client jobs to work around her schedule as a mom of twin girls so she could get them on and off the bus – designing a business for women to empower other women.

That focus on family and empowerment is still a big part of Cut the Clutter RVA’s mission today. Team members have flexible schedules that work around their families’ unique needs. We empower our amazing team, who in turn empower our clients.

Lynda Reider
Founder & Chief Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

I love helping people. We all need a hand sometimes. We get to extend kindness and grace to those who aren’t necessarily proud of their current situation and provide them with a functional path forward. It’s incredibly rewarding.

Background:

I have worked in small businesses, large corporations, and have even created a non profit. I grew up in a very small town and learned early that your word means everything. Community is important to me and I love to find purpose in serving others.

When I’m not organizing:

I love to color and hang out with my family! Rich and I have been married for 21 years and have twin 17 year old daughters, Jess and Sam, and a beagle named Layla. I love to make to-do lists. Sometimes, I even assign those lists to other people in my house. It’s their favorite. (Not really.)

Skill for next year:

Power tool mastery!

Bucket list:

I want to go skydiving!

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Gretchen Moen
Chief Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

Helping people who are overwhelmed find peace and calm in their homes is very rewarding. I especially love to help people purge what they no longer need; when their physical space is clear, their mind is clearer. And rehoming donations to those in need is a win all around.

Background: For the majority of my professional career, I worked in marketing communications, managing projects, budgets and people for a leading loyalty marketing company. As life took some twists and turns, I quit my marketing job, to help my mom relocate to Richmond. As fate had it, Cut the Clutter RVA had won a major client gig and needed a team to help. I thought – I can do that! And the rest is history. When I’m not organizing: I love laughing with my husband, Dennis, and my 16 year old son. We enjoy travelling, spending time outdoors and trying new foods. Future plans: I dream of living in an RV and seeing as much of this wonderful country as possible.
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Maria Sheils
Clutter Consultant
Why I do this job:

Decluttering can be a form of therapy, and it is fun and rewarding to help others who might be stuck or just need a little support on their journey. It has taught me a great deal about the power of letting go of things and being more intentional.

Background: I’m a former elementary school teacher and guidance counselor. When I’m not organizing: I live in Glen Allen with my husband, three children and dog. In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my friends. I also love traveling and watching crime shows. Future plans: I have not yet abandoned my dream of becoming an international spy.
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Donna Washok
Clutter Consultant
Why I do this job:

I have always loved organizing and helping people, and I love that my skills can make a difference in other people’s lives. It is so fun and rewarding to wow clients with a transformed space after a few hours that has overwhelmed them for possibly years beforehand.

Background:

I was a stay-at-home mom for many years, then transitioned to teacher’s aide, preschool teacher and after school care assistant. In between all that, I also homeschooled my own kids for high school. Through it all, I have always been the go-to person for organizing the spaces around me and knowing where everything for everybody is at all times.

When I’m not organizing:

I love to hang out with my husband, three young adult children, one son-in law and three cats! I enjoy reading good historical fiction books, coloring very intricate pictures and researching anything that interests me.

Future plans:

Become a foster mom to lots of sweet and cuddly kittens!

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Heatherann
Clutter Cutter Team Lead
Why I do this job:

I love to manage and organize chaos. It’s a form of therapy for me and a great feeling for both me and our clients when I’m able to help them ‘exhale’ when their space has been cleared.

Background:

I’m a former mortgage banking professional.

When I’m not organizing:

I live in Short Pump with my husband, two daughters and our cat, Harry. In my free time, I’m usually Ubering our daughters to their many sports and social activities, organizing or redecorating a room in our house, doing Pure Barre, planning a gathering or an event, or learning something new. Most importantly, I love being with my family and friends.

Future plans:

I’m still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

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Jen
Clutter Cutter Team Lead
Why I do this job:

Organizing in general brings me such satisfaction.  Knowing you’ve made such a difference in the way someone feels about their home – and the peace and happiness it brings them – is incredibly rewarding.

Background:

I began my teaching career in elementary school. I taught for 9 years then decided to stay home with my two boys while they were little. Upon returning to teaching, I took a position at a preschool where I taught 3 year olds for 5 years. My good friend Gretchen told me all about this awesome organizing company that she started working for and I was very intrigued! After helping out on my days off from preschool, I was hooked and wanted to do it full time!

When I’m not organizing:

When I am not at work, I love spending time with friends and family, my husband and two sons, ages 14 & 16. I try to stay active with my husband and kids. We often drive out West and hike in the mountains. My husband and I are big JMU football fans and spend many Fall weekends in Harrisonburg cheering on the Dukes!! We love live music and seeing our favorite bands in concert.

Future plans:

I think it would be cool to learn to play an instrument – maybe the ukulele. I want to retire in the mountains and travel as much as possible!

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Sam
Clutter Cutter Team Lead
Why I do this job:

The feeling we get at the end of a job when our clients can find peace in comfort is fantastic. I really enjoy working with these amazing women and being a part of a company that cares about its employees AND the community!

Background:

After teaching Middle School for 7 years, I started looking for something that would keep me feeling fulfilled but allow for better work/life balance. I was working as a swim instructor when I found Cut the Clutter and have been enjoying both positions!

When I'm not organizing:

I love the outdoors and traveling with my husband. I also love a good jigsaw puzzle or Lego set!

Future plans:

All I really want is to enjoy the little things in life and do what I can to leave a positive mark on the world!

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Shannon
Clutter Cutter Team Lead
Why I do this job:

As a military spouse, we moved several times in my life. I have always enjoyed the moving, packing and setting up of a new home. Yes, I’m the friend who loves to come help someone pack up or tidy things. Finding fun solutions to unique challenges is work that never feels like “work,” especially when it comes to making messes into something functional and beautiful.

Background:

I have held many titles from visual merchandiser, photographer, military wife, homeschool mom, and most recently farmers’ market manager & delivery driver, just to name a few. Each has taught me valuable lessons and I’m thankful for the relationships I’ve gained over the years.

When I’m not organizing:

I love spending time with family and making memories with friends. I also enjoy puzzles and learning something new. Creating and making things is my passion.

Skills for next year:

I’m always looking for something new to try and create. I’d love to learn how to rewire a lamp or improve my painting and staining skills.

Bucket List:

I would love to travel in an RV to visit friends and family. I am fascinated by historical places and I would love to stay in a historic chateau in France someday.

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Tara
Clutter Cutter Team Lead
Why I do this job:

I love meeting new people. It’s so rewarding that they trust me to come into their home, and organize it from stressful chaos to serene. To see their pure joy and gratitude is the most amazing feeling. I want the spaces that I organize to be their happy places!

When I’m not organizing: I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband of 15 years, Brock, and I enjoy going to breweries and catching some good concerts that come through town. We have two daughters, 16 and 11. The four of us enjoy going to Washington Nationals games whenever we get a chance (Go Nats!). And, I can’t forget the spoiled baby, our dog Rosie! Future plans: I dream of going to Germany for Oktoberfest one day.
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Carrie
Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

This job is so rewarding. When I started, I thought the reward would be in the before and after pictures (which are great!), but what I’ve learned is that the reward is how our clients feel. This is such a therapeutic process, and knowing that they are not alone provides peace of mind and that sense of accomplishment.

Background:

I grew up in RVA and raised both of my boys here. I recently retired from a long career in marketing and sales management. However, I knew that I wanted to use my energy and experience to help others. I knew Lynda because we taught group fitness classes together years ago. So, when our paths crossed at an expo event, I knew this was the place I needed to be.

When I’m not organizing:

My passion is and has always been fitness. So, I enjoy biking, hiking and teaching all types of group fitness classes. Spending time with my family is the best – traveling, listening to live music and spending time with them at my “happy place: in Chic’s Beach. Dolly and Buster, my two kittens, are definitely adding some spice to my life!

Future plans:

More travel is in my future for sure, with plans to go to Greece next. My younger son recently gave me a ukulele, so next on my list is to learn how to play it!

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Emily
Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

Everything about the organizing process is appealing to me: from creating systems, to teaching people how to use them, to the satisfaction of a job well done, to the mental relaxation I see once everything is in its proper place. I am passionate about helping people understand their own unique strengths and challenges, and how to apply them to get organized.

Background:

I’m a secret double agent - a clinical psychologist, and an organizer! I have a doctorate in psychology and have worked as a psychologist for over a decade. I have such a passion for organizing though, and really see the impact that our spaces can have on our mental health. I joined Cut the Clutter because I really believe in the company’s mission, and I get the chance to work on a team with some incredible women.

When I’m not organizing:

I also work as a mental health therapist. When I’m not doing that, you can usually find me with my nose in a good book, caring for my plants, going on adventures with my husband, or at a board-game night with friends.

Future plans:

ADHD, depression, and anxiety all impact how we get organized and stay organized, and I hope to find new ways to use my psychology skills to help our clients in this area.

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Jennifer
Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

I love to organize! It truly makes me happy. I love to see spaces neat and clutter-free, to have a place for everything and everything in its place. It brings together my passion for helping others and my gift of organizing. I’ve been known to spend a free weekend, voluntarily organizing a friend’s basement or garage!

Background:

After working briefly as a social worker, I happily stayed home with my 2 son and daughter, now young adults, white teaching part time as a preschool teacher. As my kids got older, the preschoolers got cuter and 15 years later, I’m still teaching when I’m not organizing!

When I’m not organizing:

You can find me at one of the many Charlottesville wineries taking in the beautiful countryside, enjoying red wine, gardening in my backyard, or reading on my front porch swing.

Skills for next year:

I’d love to master sourdough bread baking! Anyone have a starter?!

Bucket List:

I would love to backpack part of the Appalachian Trail one day!

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Niki
Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

Organizing is very much like a puzzle - figuring out how best to utilize a space so that it works for the client. An organized space just feels good, and it's so rewarding to be able to give that feeling and a sense of peace to our clients.

Background:

I spent 23 years in IT as a web developer, transitioning to part-time while raising my children. Years ago, when Cut the Clutter RVA was very new, I had an opportunity to help them out on a job and thought it would be so much fun! In the end, I wasn't able to help out at that time, but I have been following the company's success and cheering them on ever since. Recently, I was considering a career change from IT, and when I heard that Cut the Clutter RVA had some openings, I jumped at the chance!

When I'm not organizing:

I'm usually driving my two kids around! When I do have free time, I enjoy reading and solving word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. My favorite thing is to plan upcoming vacations. I love researching where to stay and what to do. I also run and have completed 12 marathons.

Future plans:

Traveling! I would love to go back to Bora Bora with my husband for our 25th anniversary.

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Télisi
Clutter Cutter
Why I do this job:

I get the opportunity to be part of a solution, part of something bigger than myself, something that is impactful, intentional and important. My mind is forever working towards establishing better, more balanced outcomes, and to share that with others is truly worthwhile.

Background:

In March 2020, I graduated with a BFA in Interior Design, from Savannah College of Art and Design. Interior design and professional organizing share these things in common: listening to the client, focusing on uplifting the positive aspects and providing deliberate detailed design (DDD) solutions for the things that could work better, to create an overall sense of comfort, safety and euphoria. I hope by being a part of this team, I can mold these two worlds together and create something spectacular to share with everyone.

When I’m not organizing:

Being an avid list maker/notetaker makes it hard for me to not be constantly organizing. You could say it is a part of my nature, though I am regularly reminding myself to relax, for life doesn’t always go as planned! When not busy strategizing about my next steps, I enjoy weight training and doing HIIT workouts, binge watching Netflix/Hulu dramas and thrillers, and working on my personal art and design website.

Future plans:

To work in hospitality design where I will one day have a part in designing major resort/hotel developments. I want to travel, and see the vast design world, outside of RVA.

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Testimonials

Kristy B.

If you’ve been thinking about how you may need a home organizer, no need to look any further. We couldn’t recommend Cut the Clutter more. This company is fantastic. From the consultation to the last day of work, Cut the Clutter made the process a breeze. These women were professional, personable, non-judgmental, and most importantly helpful in making our vision come to life. They had creative ideas of using our space and items we already had to work better for us than we ever thought they could. Added bonus, I had two toddlers at home while they were working and they were so sweet to them and respectful of their daytime schedules.

We already have plans to book this team again to organize our kitchen better.

Samantha R.

After organizing and purging our home for 5 years I just couldn’t take it anymore. Areas were getting cleared up but the progress was SSOOOOO slow and so many setbacks whenever I was busy at work or the kids had activities. Lynda, Jen, Sam, and Heather are an awesome team and revived me! They worked so efficiently to get our pantry and basement organized. They also worked on other areas that weren’t quite so crazy but are so much better now! More than just moving things into bins etc., working with them helped me feel not so overwhelmed so I could tackle a few last areas. …or maybe I’ll just call the team again! They’re friendly, had great ideas, and are hard workers.

Yolanda A.

Cut the Clutter is an amazing group of individuals that have come into my home and treated it like their own. They completely organized my office and bedroom and I am beyond words for how happy I am with their work. They are kind, non judgmental, professional, creative and passionate about the work that they do. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. They will continuing to work on a few other projects in my home and I can wait to see what they do with my kitchen! This has not only helped with the visual and organization in my life, it has helped with my mental health as well. I think I told them numerous times that I feel like I can breathe again. Do yourself a favor and hire this wonderful group of humans to help you help yourself!!!

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