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5 Tips for Cleaning an Apartment Before Moving Out April 10, 2019

Pearl City, Ewa
5 Tips for Cleaning an Apartment Before Moving Out, Ewa, Hawaii

With moving day approaching, you need to ensure your apartment is ready to turn over to the landlord so you receive your full security deposit. Besides the usual tidying up, here are a few other areas that you may not realize need your attention.

How to Clean an Apartment Before Moving

1. Check Your Lease

The first step is to read the fine print in the lease. Some landlords and apartment complexes require specific cleaning before tenants can vacate. You might even need to hire a cleaning company to sanitize at your expense. Always check what you signed on for before starting.

2. Make Repairs

Take care of minor repairs like holes from hung pictures, scratches on flooring, and stains on the carpet to get your full security deposit back. Check that appliances are all in working order as well.

3. Purge Every Corner

movingWhile you likely know the major areas like the bathroom and kitchen need a scrub down before moving, don’t forget about smaller spots that accumulate dust and grime. For example, wipe down cabinets inside and out, every part of the refrigerator, and windowsills and door frames. Dust baseboards, behind toilets, and any decorative moldings or ceiling fixtures.

4. Tidy the Outside

If your apartment came with a lanai, don’t forget to clear out furniture, potted plants, and other items you kept there. Scrub down items included in the rental, such as deck furniture.

5. Clear Out Everything

Leave nothing behind, even if you label the pile as trash for pickup. You may want to call a junk hauler or donation pickup to remove any furniture and boxes you don’t want to bring to your new place.


In addition to cleaning up your old apartment, you’ll need to hire a reliable moving company to bring your belongings to your new home. Located in Pearl City, HI, and serving Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Kapolei, and Pearl Harbor, M. Dyer & Sons is the company to call. Whether you’re moving locally or from the mainland to Hawaii, their professional team will handle every step of the process, from packing to storage. They also partner with the Move for Hunger charity and regularly donate non-perishables to local food banks. Encouraging clients to donate unwanted items as well lightens their load while helping someone else. For a free quote, call (808) 456-4200, and visit them online for more on their services.

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