The idea of hiring a moving company can seem promising to new homeowners in the Fairbanks Alaska area, but many are up to the task of tackling the move all by themselves. And while you do have access to our FREE Moving Truck when you work with Madden Real Estate, you will need just a few more things to successfully transition from one Alaskan home to the next.
If you’ve just purchased a home in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fort Wainwright, Salcha, Eielson AFB or the surrounding communities or are planning to make a move in the near future, consider this your go-to guide. Here’s what you’ll need to handle the move on your own:
Boxes, boxes, boxes
Start collecting boxes if you haven’t already! You can never have enough when it comes to packaging all of your belongings safely. You will need plenty of clean and sturdy boxes in a variety of sizes and you can often gather these from local businesses, grocery stores, friends and neighbors.
You can purchase boxes from local moving companies, but it’s best to ask around first!
The last thing you want when moving is for your belongings to break during the trip. Avoid any shifting that can occur inside the boxes by wrapping each item in bubble wrap, blankets, packing peanuts or paper and even cushioning them with foam.
A hand cart or dolly
Instead of hauling multiple boxes at once, consider using a hand cart or a dolly to wheel bulky furniture, appliances or other awkwardly-sized loads. Moving a stack of boxes on four wheels is much more convenient and less tiring than trying to carry them yourself!
Ropes or cords
When using the dolly or hand cart, make sure you have ropes or cords to secure items and hold them in place inside the moving truck.
Once you’ve packed everything up and arrive at your new home in Fairbanks, it’s time to arrange furniture! Have furniture pads on hand to easily slide large and heavy items without damaging the floors. Many bulky furniture pieces like chairs and tables have sharp legs that can dent or scratch flooring, especially wood.
Of course, you’ll need a vehicle to transport your possessions from one house in Alaska to the other, so do take advantage of our FREE Moving Truck! When you use Madden Real Estate services, you can easily plan your move with this perk and save the extra money!
We are here to help with every aspect of your move to a new home in the Fairbanks AK area, from searching available properties to find your dream home to walking you through the mortgage process to offering a Moving Truck free of charge. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about buying a home in Alaska!
We look forward to hearing from you!