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Helpful Articles - Moving to Alaska

Considering an Alaska Move? Get the Latest Updates on COVID-19, Self-Quarantine and More

On April 22, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan” to allow some of Alaska’s businesses to resume operations while continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a transportation and logistics company that’s part of the state exemption for “essential services and critical infrastructure,” Royal Alaskan Movers has continuously remained open and operational to serve the people of Alaska. If you’re considering a move to Alaska during this time—or a relocation to the lower 48—we wanted to give you an update on where things stand with household moves. Alaska Moves Continue During COVID-19 Royal Alaskan Movers is very much open for business, […]

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Lift Vans, Containers and More: Your Options for Moving to Alaska

Moving to Alaska is a little different—but that’s probably one of the reasons why you’re excited to move to the Frontier State. Alaska’s rugged wilderness offers the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. It also can make moving to Alaska a little more challenging than a move within the lower 48.  So what are your options for moving to Alaska? Some people are happy to simply fill a truck with their belongings and drive themselves to Alaska. However, whereas a relocation from California to Texas can be as straightforward as packing a moving van, many destinations in Alaska simply aren’t directly accessible by highway.     So if you decide to send your possessions to Alaska, depending on your final destination, they’ll […]

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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 known for its open gun laws, but there are some restrictions you should know about if you’re planning on shipping firearms in or out of the state. Gun owners moving to Alaska from other states are likely to find a more gun-friendly culture here. If you’re moving from Alaska you need to understand how another state’s stricter gun laws will impact you. Also, the fact that you are permitted to own firearms in Alaska gives you gun rights in some other states. No matter what your destination is, guns are considered dangerous goods that require special care when relocating. Royal Alaskan Movers is […]

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Will My Cell Phone Work in Alaska?

If you are planning on moving to Alaska, you should be educated and aware of the changes you will need to make to your lifestyle. One such likely change will be your cell phone service plan since many Alaskan cell phone providers are unfortunately behind the times when compared to most of the country. Many wireless network customers currently experience delays when they are using their phone for multimedia purposes. Thankfully, new, more convenient options are now arising for residents currently relocating to the state. Recent Developments Earlier this month, General Communication, Inc., or GCI, launched 4G service in the Anchorage region of Alaska. This […]

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Unique to Alaska: What an Alaskan home needs that others may not.

Moving to Alaska is an adventure in and of itself, but there are certain things that need to be taken into consideration that you might not be used where you currently live. If you are from one of the warmer, temperate-weathered states, you may be in for a shock when it comes to preparing your home for the winter months. Alaskan winters are marked by heavy and unforgiving snow storms and freezing temperatures. Depending on where you live, you can experience long periods of storming that keep you from being able to go outside. You should ask your neighbors for advice, but here are some […]

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