Once you’ve decided to move to Alaska, there are a couple of issues to consider regarding what to move and how to do it.
Furniture, appliances, and fitness equipment
When you’re moving to a new home in the lower 48, it’s common to sometimes leave some of these things behind and purchase new “stuff” for your new home after you move in.
But in Alaska, furniture and appliances often cost more than they do in the lower 48 (as most all of it must be shipped there). So if you were thinking of replacing furniture or equipment, best to do it before you move, in the lower 48, as shipping it yourself along with all your other belongings will likely be more cost-effective.
Packing for the weather and the journey
It’s almost always a long-haul to Alaska from the lower 48 (as you have to go through all of Canada, at a minimum) and, depending on what time of year you’re moving, it can be a cold one, too.
Be sure to wrap your most fragile belongings with extra care (or have us do so for you!). And if you have belongings that may be sensitive to cold (as, for example, leather furniture can often be), ensure that those belongings are wrapped for the weather as well (we can do this for you, too).