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The Secret to a More Affordable Alaska Move: Downsizing

There are lots of ways to move to or from Alaska, and the “can-do” spirit you’ll find in the Frontier State means that people have tried every single one of them. Some fill an entire container with their personal possessions. Others look to what we call “less than container” solutions where they might use a couple of wooden crates to pack up their belongings. And still, others prefer a more DIY approach to their Alaska move that might involve something like loading a truck or pulling a trailer full of all of their worldly possessions. No matter how you decide to move, there’s one thing […]

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Leaving Alaska? Check Out These Most Popular Moving Destinations in the Lower 48

There’s no place on Earth that’s quite like Alaska. With awe-inspiring nature at every turn, harsh yet beautiful winters, boundless opportunities to live an off-the-grid lifestyle that’s uniquely your own and vast expanses of land to explore, Alaska has a lot to offer its residents. That being said, although we love living here, we know Alaska just isn’t for everyone. In fact, Alaska has experienced net migration losses over the last few years. In other words, more people are leaving Alaska than coming into the state. Estimates put the number at a net loss of about 20,000 residents over the last five years. If you […]

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Moving Insurance vs. Full-Value Protection: How to Safeguard Your Move to Alaska 

There’s insurance for just about everything these days.   You’ve probably heard about pet insurance, which covers veterinary costs for cats, dogs, parrots, guinea pigs, geckos, ferrets (and more!).   But did you know that you can buy wedding insurance in case, for example, one of your vendors doesn’t show or the whole event gets canceled?   There’s even lottery syndicate coverage for businesses to protect their operations in case a group of employees happens to hit the lottery and quit their jobs all at once.  Given that insurance coverage exists for almost every eventuality, you shouldn’t be surprised when your moving company offers you an option to protect your possessions on their move to or from Alaska.  Although many people refer […]

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Gun Laws and Shipping Firearms: Moving to and from Alaska

Alaska is well known for its open gun laws. In the Frontier State, anyone who 1) is at least 21 years old and 2) may legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry a handgun without a permit, whether openly or concealed. Gun owners moving to Alaska from other states are likely to find a more gun-friendly culture here. However, when you’re moving with guns, there are some restrictions you should know about, both when transitioning in and out of the state. Additionally, if you’re moving from Alaska to another state, you’ll need to understand how your new state’s gun laws will impact you. No […]

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Auto Transport Options

Comparing Auto Transport Brokers and Motor Carriers Often a move will include auto transport needs for one or more vehicles. If you are moving your vehicle on your own, knowing whether to use an Auto Carrier as opposed to an Auto Broker, can be confusing to say the least.  At minimum, it will require quite a bit of time on the phone or computer trying to vet out all of the details in each companies sales material.  Once you have comparative rates, it is just as important to detail the differences between valuation coverage’s, transit times, and payment requirements. The following infographic presents five important factors to consider when […]

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Moving to Palmer, Alaska

If you’re researching what it would take to make a big move to Alaska, you’ve come to the right place. Alaska is home to more than 700,000 people spread across the subarctic regions along the southern coast to the sparsely populated tundra in the north. There are moose, wolves, and elk. You’ll find remote lakes ripe for ice fishing. The highest peak in North America—Mt. McKinley (more than 20,000 feet of elevation, more than 20,000 feet of prominence)—looms above the frozen wilderness. There are nearly infinite opportunities for hiking, backpacking, and skiing, not to mention photography and other visual art forms. To really experience the […]

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