Alaskan Moving Checklist: Relocating to Alaska

September 13, 2011 by Editor

moving-alaskaWhether you are trying to make a move from Alaska to the lower 48 or the other way around, there is a specific checklist that you should follow when packing. In turn, there are a few moving services to consider that will help make the move run more smoothly. In this guide, we will explore the items you should bring with you and how the moving services can help make your move to Alaska or to it a more pleasurable experience.

Of course, you are most likely going to be moving along the highway, taking a truck, and for this reason, you should consider moving with Hi-Line Moving Services. They help people all across the United States make their move from Alaska to the lower 48 and vice versa.  Some communities cannot be reached by highway access, so you may need to ship some of your goods first to a place that you can get to by highway, like Fairbanks or Anchorage.  Then the movers can get your goods on the road again and headed to your destination.

Here is a checklist of some of the items to bring with you as you make your move into Alaska or out of it:

Valuable Items- You definitely want to make sure to bring your items of value with you. This includes your wallet, cell phone, any credit or debit cards you may have, professional certificates, computers and electronics, etc. You can bring these over yourself or have the movers ship them over.

Car- Getting your car shipped over to Alaska or from Alaska is one of the smartest things you can do. Moving costs money, and if you want to save a little extra money when you get to your new home, you should continue to drive the car you already have.

Animals- If you have any animals as pets, don’t leave them behind! If you can bring your dogs or cats with you, that is great. If you have larger animals, you may need to make accommodations for them ahead of time.

Bare Necessities- Of course, you will also need money, clothes, and food when you move, so bring enough of these essential items with you so that you don’t need to buy more as you make your move, or even afterwards.

When deciding to move from Alaska to the lower 48 or from the lower states to Alaska, you need to have a good plan in mind for how you are going to move your goods. Obviously, highway travel is the best option, but you can only go so far on the road. Make sure you know where to ship the goods that cannot be transported on the highway, and go with reliable movers, like Hi-Line Moving Services. They won’t steer you wrong. Bring along the most essential items when you move, and make sure you notify the movers about what sort of items are being moved. This way, you run less of a risk of loss or theft.

(photo credit: Travis S.)

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