There are many ways to pack up your belongings and make the move to Alaska, but perhaps the simplest, easiest, and most affordable way of going about it is to downsize. Yes, we said that dreaded word, but it’s not as difficult as you think, and we’ve made it a little bit easier with a few quick tips to help you out through the process.
Downsizing before a cross-country move is no small feat, and it’ll feel even more daunting if you leave it to the last minute. We recommend starting early with sorting, selling, and packing so you can remain patient with a clear head as you decide what to take with you and what to get rid of.
Yes, we’ve already mentioned downsizing, but in this case, we mean more than just your house. Really think about what exactly you’ll need for your new life in Alaska, and start getting rid of those excess items that you won’t have any need for up north.
Although the whole idea of downsizing is to eliminate the accumulation of things, it’s important to keep in mind that certain household items may actually be more expensive where you’re headed. Research and get an idea of prices before you go, and if you can purchase them for less before you make your move.
Don’t Get Attached
This tip has two parts to it. One – you should try to remain unattached from the items you own as you try to sort through whether you should keep, donate, or trash them. The process is a little easier when you remove emotion from the equation. Two – try not to get attached to one particular method of moving to Alaska.
You may have already made up your mind that you need to fill a container, but as you downsize, you might realize you only need a van or two. Keep your moving options open, and really focus on whether you need what you’re planning to take or not. Regardless of which moving method you decide is best for you, Golden North Van Lines is more than qualified to get you and your belongings safely to your destination. For an easier, less-stressful move to Alaska, make Golden North Van Lines your next call, or request a quote on our website today!