1.) SELL EVERYTHING! The first time that Cody and I moved from Illinois to Alaska we sold (basically) all of our belongings. If it didn't fit in our car, we got rid of it. This ended up being a great option for a couple of recent college grads. We didn't have any "nice" or expensive stuff to begin with so selling all of our crummy college furniture was great. It also made us some good moving money to put towards buying new stuff when we reached our destination. In the short-term this was probably the cheaper option. We did have sink quite a bit of money into household items down the road though. We also had to ship our car (via ferry) and that cost over $1,000 so the costs add up quickly either way.
|Packing up our car for the move to Juneau.|
|Three out of the ten totes that we shipped to the lower 48.|
What other questions do you have about Alaskan shipping?
Are there any "moving to Alaska" type posts that you'd like to read?