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Moving to Alaska in the Winter

March 12th, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Alaska is like no other state in the nation, and the fact that it’s surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled wilderness makes moving there an exciting adventure. But a successful move to Alaska in the winter requires serious planning.

What to expect from a winter move to Alaska
Expect it to be cold, dark, and have lots of snow. Winter temperatures in Alaska vary depending on whether you’re moving to an outlying area like Anchorage or an interior city like Fairbanks . With cold temperatures and long nights, it’s important to be adequately prepared.

Of course, we recommend NOT taking on the task of driving a moving truck if you’re moving to Alaska in the winter. Instead, save money by loading and unloading on your own, and let professionals do the driving! U-Pack offers a great, affordable solution. Now, you can catch a flight or make the adventurous drive in your own vehicle. Much easier.

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Save Money Moving to Alaska

By Derek
October 28th, 2011 - 1:36 PM

Save Money Moving to Alaska

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  Today's flashback is about saving money on your move to Alaska.  Since a long-distance move like this has the potential to get very expensive, this is an important topic for a lot of customers.  Keep reading to see how you can save!  And while you're at it, make sure to check out the comments below— U-Pack customers often ask great questions and provide helpful insight!

If you're moving to Alaska, you've probably discovered that with some moving companies it can get very expensive. But, there is an easy way to get there that doesn't break the bank— moving with ABF U-Pack.

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I need info on moving to Alaska - help!

By Derek
September 8th, 2010 - 10:07 AM

"I need info on moving to Alaska.  Can U-Pack help?"

The answer to that question is yes! If you're moving to Alaska, you may be wondering how in the world you're going to get your furniture and belongings there.  Unless you're brave enough to drive a rental truck along the Alaska Highway à la the TV show ’Ice Road Truckers', you'll probably want to find a reliable moving company that fits your needs.  Info on moving to Alaska isn't easy to come by, so I'll break down the different U-Pack options for moving to your new home in Alaska safely. 

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Shipping Regulations To and From Alaska

June 19th, 2009 - 4:28 PM

So, you're moving to Alaska and you've found that U-Pack is the easiest, most affordable way to get there.  If you've done your research, you probably already know that it's ok to move smaller items with gas engines in an ABF trailer or ReloCube .  What you may or may not know is that shipments moving into and out of Alaska are randomly inspected at the port, and if the shipment is not in compliance with Coast Guard shipping regulations, you run the risk of being fined in excess of $700 for violations.  Eeks! 

How do you make sure your shipment is in compliance when you are moving anything with a gas engine to or from Alaska? It's simple.

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Alaska Moving Companies

By Derek
March 20th, 2009 - 4:27 PM

Alaska Moving
If you're considering Alaska moving companies, I'm sure you've already thought about how to move your household goods, your vehicle and your family. ABF U-Pack moves hundreds of people to Alaska each year.  It's an easy and affordable option for moving to Alaska.

Like a full-service mover – ABF does all of the driving – but you'll pay MUCH less for a U-Pack move since you do the loading and unloading and you pay only for the space you use.  

Here are options for your vehicle and your family:

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How can I move to Alaska?

By Derek
January 23rd, 2009 - 2:53 PM

I'm moving to Alaska – Does U-Pack service the city I'm moving to?

If you're moving to Alaska, ABF U-Pack Moving may be your solution. We use service centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Kenai to service most cities in Alaska.  All three service centers offer door delivery service for our moving trailers.  Our service center in Anchorage also offers the option to load or unload a moving trailer or ReloCube at the Anchorage service center.  This is a good option if you have a small amount to move to Alaska and are looking for the best value, or if you don't have enough space to park a trailer at your residence.

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Alaska Moving and Storage

By Derek
October 23rd, 2008 - 3:18 PM

Most people are aware that Alaska has some pretty harsh winters. In fact, the conditions can be a concern if you need self storage when you're moving to Alaska because you aren't ready to move in right away.    

We offer a great portable storage solution. After you load, we can store your things at the ABF Service Center closest to the city you are moving from or at our Tacoma, WA service center until you're ready to have it delivered to your residence in Alaska. With this option, your items don't have to endure the harsh Alaskan winters.

Here's how it works:

Storage at Origin