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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

February 26th, 2020 - 8:57 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs.

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Understanding Your City’s Recycling Program

September 18th, 2019 - 10:30 AM
Understanding Your City’s Recycling Program

Figuring out how to recycle

So you’re at a quick-service restaurant with a water bottle, a plate of food, a napkin and utensils. After finishing the meal, you approach the bins. One is marked for garbage, one for compost, one for plastics, and one for paper. Where does each item go? Have you ever stood for too long reading the signs and trying to decide what to do? Well, rest assured you don’t need a degree in recycling to make a difference. Whether you’re trying to start a good habit and reduce trash, or you’ve just moved to a new town that has recycling available, this guide will help sort it all out.

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Moving to Alaska for Free?

September 11th, 2019 - 12:49 PM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

How much do you get paid to live in Alaska?

There are rumors you can move to Alaska for free or earn money to move there. Unfortunately, they’re not true — but you can get paid to live there. The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program provides all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually. So if you’re planning to live there full-time, you could start getting checks every year!

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Moving to Hawaii with Pets

August 29th, 2019 - 8:51 AM
Moving to Hawaii with Pets

Requirements for moving pets to Hawaii 

Did you know Hawaii is the only rabies-free state in the country? That’s a pretty big deal! According to the American Humane Society, rabies is almost always fatal, and the U.S. currently averages 400-500 cases in domestic pets each year (and about two cases in humans). To help protect the well-being of all residents and animals, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture has specific requirements for moving pets to the islands. Keep reading to learn about steps you’ll need to complete, how each quarantine option works and more.

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What to Expect When Moving to a Higher Elevation

July 25th, 2019 - 4:22 PM
What to Expect When Moving to a Higher Elevation

Adjusting to life at a higher altitude

Moving to a place with a higher elevation comes with lots of cool advantages. With mountains nearby, you’ll breathe fresher, crisper air. There’s also beautiful scenery to enjoy and access to more outdoor recreational opportunities. But, because the air is thinner and the atmospheric pressure decreases, your body definitely needs time to adjust. You also may need to change your workout routine, prepare food differently and take extra precautions with pets and vehicles.

Read on to learn what life is like at higher elevation and how to prepare for it.

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Moving to Puerto Rico

May 7th, 2019 - 1:48 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico

What do you have to do to move to Puerto Rico?

There’s a lot to coordinate before you book a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico — from finding a way to move all of your household belongings to securing housing and jobs. And there may be questions that need answering before the move. What paperwork is required? Can you bring your pet with you? What are the transportation options on the island? We’ve got the answers! 

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Tips for Crossing the Canadian Border by Car

November 26th, 2018 - 10:41 AM
Tips for Crossing the Canadian Border by Car

Driving across the U.S./Canada border

Planning a long drive can involve a lot of research and coordination — and even more so if you're driving through different countries. Since crossing borders requires certain paperwork and processes, it’s not always possible to plan a last-minute adventure. If you’re planning to drive across the U.S./Canadian border on an upcoming trip, get prepared by learning what to expect at the border and understanding what paperwork you’ll need in order to cross.