Household move from California to Texas: how to pack kitchen appliances

Moving from one state to another is not an easy task. It is when you have the right assistance by your side of course. Especially if moving from California to Texas. A lot of people have been doing so lately. California is a very expensive state to live in whereas Texas isn’t but the two states are very similar when it comes to other things. This is why has been attracting Californians to Texas for years. Having a long-distance household move surely means you have a lot of packing to do. Packing clothing and books might be an easy task but having to pack kitchen appliances isn’t. They are either big, heavy, breakable, or just not easy to pack up. This is why we have decided to write this guide on just how to pack kitchen appliances when moving from California to Texas. There are a lot of things you have to do that you might not even be aware of if this is your first time having such a long-distance move or any move at all.

Do the decluttering part first

In order to make sure that you are not packing the things that you do not need or use therefore using much more packing supplies than you need to, you have to declutter your kitchen. This is one of the 5 rules of moving a household.

There are plenty of things in the kitchen that you are not using even if you cook every day. A lot of people have double the amount of pans and pots that they need. Cutlery is also something we tend to have too much of. Things such as wooden spoons, knives, rolling pins, whisks, and all other kitchen supplies are also something you should get rid of if you have multiple of each.

Figure out just which appliances you do and don’t use and get rid of the things that you do not need.

Have in mind that you do not have to throw these things out in the trash. You can donate them to charity or a kitchen for the homeless. These things will come in handy somewhere but not your new Texas house if you already have them. If you do not have a place where to donate these things, you can ask your family friend whether they need something. If not, leave these things in the trash or even better – have them recycled if possible.

Clean what you will be moving with you

Before you get down to packing these kitchen appliances, you have to clean them. Even though they might be clean already, doing some polishing is not a bad idea. It is considered to be a waste of time by many but we find it important. For example, if moving a stove, it surely has to be clean so that you do not have to carry a dirty stove. Why would anyone want to leave the cleaning after the move? It is best to handle cleaning and packing together. This way settling into your new home will be much easier.

Hire reliable assistance for the moving job

Moving your household from California to Texas is not so easy. You will certainly need the assistance of reliable professional movers. You should only trust experts with experience when moving interstate. There are plenty of moving companies to hire but not all of them are the ones you should hire. There are companies you should stay away from as they are not reliable or experienced.

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Have professionals handle the relocation process.

But luckily as you are moving from California, this is not such a common-case scenario. Most moving companies in California have lots of experience as there are plenty of people moving from California and within.

Get the right packing supplies

Once you have hired professional movers, you have to find the packing supplies. No matter how many of these kitchen appliances you have, it is best to get a lot of boxes, a bubble pack, and the rest of the supplies you are going to need. Just packing up plates and glasses and mugs will leave you without lots of boxes and wrapping paper and a bubble pack as these things are very fragile and you have to make sure you pack them up well.

packing supplies
You will need certain packing supplies.

So, you are going to need:

  • cardboard boxes of different sizes, plastic boxes are a good idea too
  • boxes with dividers – for mugs and glasses
  • bubble pack – for providing extra safety
  • wrapping paper – the first layer of wrapping in order to protect your things from damage
  • labels – label your boxes so that you know just when and how to unpack them as well as how they should be handled during the moving process.

You can even hire packing assistance

Not only can you hire movers to do the relocating for you but you can also have them do the packing. They will handle it professionally and you will not have to worry about finding the packing supplies. Hiring a company such as is a good idea as they have done plenty of long-distance relocation and are aware of just how things need to be packed for this type of move.

We recommend hiring packing services if you do not have the physical ability to do the packing. If you are in retirement, for example, you might not be able to lift certain things. You could end up getting injured. Packing services are a good time-saver as well. Have professionals handle the packing while you do all other moving-related tasks.