Alaska is a great place to be at any given moment. But what you should keep in mind is that many things are more expensive here in Alaska, including household items and vehicles. You may also be limited to what’s found locally because many companies won’t ship to Alaska, and if they do, the shipping costs are quite high.
This is because Alaska is a remote destination, isolated from most parts of the United States. Therefore, since many things are not shipped here, you may need to bring a couple of supplies. In this blog, moving experts from Golden North Van Lines provide a list of top items to bring to Alaska.
It is fairly cheaper to bring your car with you than to buy one in Alaska. Having a car in Alaska is extremely important as it is difficult to navigate without one. But the cost of owning a vehicle in Alaska is higher than shipping it here. In addition, you will have more options available for you if you broaden your search beyond Alaska. You also don’t want to invest in a vehicle that has been subjected to the cruel driving conditions in Alaska.
Major furniture stores such as IKEA, Pottery Barn, and Joss & Main do not ship to Alaska. While a few companies like Wayfair have some exceptions, you’ll likely pay high delivery fees. Of course, there are a few furniture stores in major towns like Anchorage and Fairbanks, but the issue is that your options are limited, and the furniture is expensive.
Lithium Batteries and Aerosols
Other items you should carry when moving to Alaska include lithium batteries and aerosols. Keep in mind that any products with lithium batteries and aerosols may not be allowed to Alaska, based on how you’re transporting your items. It helps to consult with your moving company first.
Clothing That Is Functional Over Fashionable
Alaska’s weather can be intimidating, especially in the freezing winter months. You will want to bring clothing to keep you warm in winter. Your outdoor gear should include a winter jacket, a scarf, and waterproof gloves. Limit your purchases as Alaska will have plenty of outdoor stores to cover your needs.
Your feet need some protection too. A quality pair of waterproof boots can go a long way to keeping your feet warm and dry in wet conditions.
Work with Golden North Van Lines
These are some of the items to bring to Alaska. If you have any questions or concerns about your move, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Golden North Van Lines for assistance. Request a quote to get started.