October 9th, 2017 - 11:25 AM
Planning a move to Alaska from California?
In 2015, just over 34,000 people relocated to Alaska from another state. Of those, close to 10% moved there from California. Why so many moves from the Sunshine State to the Last Frontier? In addition to military and employee relocation, Alaska has no state sales or income tax, and it offers a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of outdoor recreation, not to mention 24/7 sunshine in the summer. If you’re considering a move from California to Alaska, take a look at the logistics involved with getting your belongings and yourself there, and some things to expect once you arrive.
July 21st, 2017 - 8:37 AM
How to move to Alaska
So you’ve decided to move to Alaska. You may be dreaming of the breathtaking sights and the new possibilities, but before planning out life in the Last Frontier, start with planning your move. Even if you’ve completed a long distance move before, moving to Alaska can be an entirely different experience. The distance, terrain and weather can make moving a bit more challenging. Dive into this guide to learn all about moving to and living in Alaska so you can plan your adventure.
March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping to and from Alaska
Getting your belongings to or from Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because it requires either a trek through Canada or a barge on the Pacific, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to move to The Last Frontier (“you pack, we drive,” truck rental or van lines), but one is easy, efficient and more affordable. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, the available shipping options, how long it takes to get there and how to get a quote to compare prices.
May 26th, 2016 - 3:47 PM
Does Alaska pay you to move there?
Living in Alaska might be a priceless experience, but it’s time to squash the rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. They’re not true. The rumors began as a result of the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program, through which all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) receive a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually.
According to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Alaska has been paying out Permanent Fund Dividend checks ranging from $331 to $2,069 per person since 1982. The payout for 2015 was $2,072, the highest payout yet and a $188 increase from 2014. If a person were eligible for dividend checks since the program’s inception in 1982, they would have received $39,099.41 to date. Not bad at all!
March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Questions about your Alaska Move
While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.
July 24th, 2015 - 2:09 PM
Your military move to Alaska
If you received orders to PCS to Alaska, and you have questions related to your move, we’re here to help. This PCS guide covers things like affordable ways to move your belongings to Alaska, how it all works, tips for getting yourself and your family there, and what you can expect life to be like once you arrive.
September 19th, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Goodbye Mainland – Hello Alaska!
Planning a move to the Last Frontier can be both exciting and stressful. It’s exciting in that you’re moving to not just any state, but to Alaska – untamed beauty and countless adventures await! It’s stressful in that the move requires a bit more planning than just a regular state to state move. You’re definitely going to need a moving company to get there, but what about a passport?
Do you need a passport for Alaska?
Depending on how you move to Alaska, you may or may not need a passport:
September 2nd, 2014 - 3:47 PM
Moving to Alaska – can I do it on the cheap?
Moving to the Last Frontier will be an exciting adventure. But before you can enjoy the journey, you first have to figure out how to get there. Is there such a thing as moving to Alaska cheap? Thanks to an ever-changing moving industry, getting your household goods to Alaska has never been easier or more affordable.
March 8th, 2013 - 11:49 AM
It’s not every day that you plan on moving to Alaska, so finding the best way to get there is a must. U-Pack®, a “you pack, we drive” moving service is typically the best way to move to Alaska, so let’s take a deeper look at exactly why U-Pack is the ideal solution for moving “North to the Future.”
Get a free moving quote now to see your moving rate. Or, keep reading to see how U-Pack can make your Alaska move easy and affordable.
January 17th, 2013 - 8:59 AM
Need Help Moving to Alaska?
I totally understand why you want to move there. The unspoiled natural beauty, the adventure, and the awesome opportunities are all huge draws. However, we know that moving to Alaska can seem like a huge undertaking. If you need help, you’re in the right place; U-Pack® has moved countless people there. Let me explain a little about how moving to Alaska with U-Pack works and show you how we can make the move easy and affordable.
How U-Pack Helps You Move to Alaska