The slew of major changes that come with moving can make it one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Tiny things that normally wouldn’t cause any stress or anxiety all add up to be an immense strain on one’s life. Thus, it’s important to have a comprehensive plan for your move – especially if you’re picking up your life and planting it back down in somewhere as remote as Alaska. Those planning a move to Alaska need to be way more prepared considering the cost, distance, and a variety of other factors. Helping you with that planning should be a trusted moving company with plenty of experience helping others move to Alaska. They’ll not only safely pack and transport your household items and belongings but take a lot of stress and uncertainty off your shoulders. Just like you should make comprehensive plans for a move to Alaska you should also plan out the costs.
Calculate the Cost of Moving to Alaska
Golden North Van Lines offers a helpful tool to help you calculate the cost of your move to Alaska here. Once you’ve finished, send the document to us and we’ll provide you with an estimate. The more accurate you are with filling out this form, the better the estimate will be. The price does vary depending on distance, size of goods as well as weight. We’ve also detailed a few things to consider when estimating the cost of such a move below.
There are a variety of things that factor into the cost to move to Alaska, the most obvious of which is transportation. Only 20% of the state is accessible by road so the question is how are you going to get you, your belongings, maybe even your car all the way up to the Last Frontier? Thankfully there are railroads, barges, and ferries that can traverse the more inaccessible parts of the state, but the variety of transportation options means a lot of different costs so it’s best to budget in advance to avoid any surprises.
The cost to move to Alaska is also highly influenced by storage costs. Considering Alaska’s terrain and the majority of the state not being accessible by car it’s highly unlikely that you and your belongings will arrive at the same time. So you’ll need a place to store your items in the event they arrive well before you do. Storage costs are an important factor to consider.
While not as costly as transportation or storage, utility deposits, security deposits, packing supplies, fuel costs, should also be considered when you’re planning your move and you should make room for unexpected costs like a last-minute hotel stay.
Long Distance Moving Company
Golden North Van Lines has been providing excellent moving services both to and from Alaska and for over 30 years and we strive to offer high-quality moving services at cost-effective prices so your Alaskan adventure starts off as hassle-free and stress-free as possible. Request A Quote on our website or Contact Us today and see how we can make your move to Alaska a success!