Regardless of whether you go across the street or across the country, moving to a new home can be expensive.
To make sure your move doesn’t blow your budget, here are some simple tips to keep you organized and help you save.
You may feel like you don’t have a moment to spare, but the best way to avoid expensive surprises is to spend a little time putting together a budget. Start by deciding how you want to handle the job, make a list of the costs you expect, and then get estimates to compare pricing.
If you are moving yourself, include the cost of moving boxes and packing material, packing tape, truck rental (include mileage and gas, as well as things like a dolly, packing blankets, and other items), and insurance.
Insurance provides important protection, covering loss or damage to your items during a move or while your items are in storage. Talk with your insurance agent before moving day to make sure you have adequate coverage. Your credit card company may already provide insurance coverage for truck rentals.
Regardless of where you move, you can maintain your relationship with Alaska USA. While we have dozens of Alaska USA branches located throughout Alaska, Washington, California, and Arizona, members who live outside these areas still have access to services via our shared branch locations. You may also use the more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the Allpoint Network. Or, use the Alaska USA mobile app anytime, anywhere.
The average cost of a move depends on how far you go. If you just move within your own state, average cost is $2,300 but that jumps to $4,300 when you move out of state.
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