After two years living on Maui, I’m bummed and excited to say that my time has ended here. I’ve made the decision to keep slow traveling and moving around the world, and my next destination is Bali, Indonesia!
But moving from Maui to Bali (with a pit stop in Texas) requires not only a lot of detailed planning, but a lot of tasks and to-do lists. Maui is an extremely transient destination – thousands of people move here and move away every single year. At any given time, moving sales can be found in every town on the island, and all too often, people are left scrambling to ditch or sell their belongings at the very last minute.
While we have definitely accumulated our fair share of belongings since moving to Maui – a car, scooter, furniture for a 2 bedroom apartment, surfboards, camping gear, electronic drum set, computer monitor, etc. – we’re fairly used to the routine of packing, selling, donating and gifting our stuff in order to travel with as little as possible to our next destination. But that doesn’t mean it still isn’t a lot of work, and can be done better with the right suggestions and help from those in the profession of moving.
Please enjoy our list of resources to help your move-out process go as smooth as possible, and we wish you the best of luck in your next destination!
Maui’s Best Moving Resources
Hula Maids – House Cleaning Services
I hate cleaning. And move-out cleaning, as I’m sure you’ll agree, is the absolute worst, especially when it’s hot outside. Which, on Maui, and especially in Kihei, is the majority of the time. Enter Hula Maids, Maui’s awesome resource for quick, painless house cleaning. The booking process was extremely easy and accommodating – it took no longer than 1 minute to book my full house cleaning, and they’re open 7 days a week. The staff did an absolutely incredible job that would have taken us at least four times as long to do ourselves. They even cleaned the inside of our oven and refrigerator!
They offer flat-rate pricing for regular cleaning, detail cleaning and move-out cleaning based on your needs, and the customer service was top-notch from beginning to end. Highly recommended!
For more information or to book a cleaning, please visit Hula Maids or call 808.359.2771.
Final Touch – Car Detailing Services
By far one of our most important move-out tasks is selling our vehicle. After two years of immense amounts of sand, dirt, grass, saltwater, and adventures to Hana and Haleakala, it’s no shocker that our car is in dire need of some TLC before being sold to the next owner. After calling around to no less than 5 places in Kihei and Kahului, Final Touch was absolutely the best deal, and by far the most convenient.
My phone call was returned within an hour or two, and Eric was very patient with me, explaining his recommendations for our service. Even cooler, he comes to you! Our car was fully detailed at our own apartment complex, and Eric was even nice enough to let me know that the type of detailing I originally thought I’d need wasn’t necessary, and suggested a much cheaper option to save me money. Amazing!
The price for the service was an absolute steal (I previously got a quote for more than twice the amount for half the work at a shop in Kahului), and they accept payments via Paypal to make it even easier, although cash is always the preferred method of payment.
For more information, please visit Final Touch or call 808.344.5519.
CSI Carpet Cleaners Maui – Carpet Cleaning Services
Whoever decided that carpet in apartments in Kihei was a good idea deserves a swift slap to the jaw. That being said, one of our duties as apartment tenants is to have the carpet professionally cleaned upon move-out. Having previously used another (very expensive, may I add) company after heavy construction in our apartment, I decided to go with CSI Carpet Cleaners based on a recommendation from a friend.
First of all, Jamie immediately returned my phone call, and after talking to me about where I lived and what my options were, gave me the option to call around to other places to find a better deal before I booked with him. Not only was his customer service outstanding, but he also offered me the best possible deal I could find for carpet cleaning in South Maui.
They did an excellent job, and any questions or booking changes I had were quickly able to change with a simple text message. Jamie was very laid-back, professional and personable, and I’d use him again in a heartbeat.
For more information, please visit CSI Carpet Cleaners or call 808.205.3237.
We hope this helps make your move-out process a little easier, and if we missed any other local businesses that have helped make your move stress-free, please let us know in the comments below. And as always, mahalo for reading!