Entrepreneurs On the Move

Goal-oriented individuals are always on the go.

Sometimes this means they have busy schedules, but it can often mean they are ready to move cities to increase their opportunities.

They know that making themselves mobile also makes them more marketable. Say you’ve been offered a promotion in a city where it would be impossible for you to commute from your current location.

You’ve always wanted to live in a big city, and this job will put you in the position to advance even more. Before you pack up the U-Haul, you first have to decide whether it’s worth it for you to move.

Many opportunists don’t take into consideration how long the move can last, especially if you are traveling cross-country. You must take into account the place to which you are moving. Are you well-suited to that environment?

If not, how can you prepare? Can you afford to take all of your belongings, or should you start fresh? Sometimes the shiny prospect of a promotion throws all of these more practical questions into the shadows.

While this might dampen your excitement about your attractive new job, it’s better to confront these matters in your current city than to be in between homes and wondering whether you’ve done the right thing.

It’s fun to daydream about what your life could become, but you must mix in a healthy dose of practicality in order to make that a reality. If the salary increase and the benefits of the city outweigh these cons, then you can start looking at how you will make your next move (literally).


You’ve decided it’s worth it to move, so now what? In a perfect world, motivated individuals would stick to a minimalist lifestyle to make moving easier.

However, it isn’t a perfect world, and you have a surplus of things that you don’t need in the next stage in your life. Moving for a job is stressful enough, but what is often most daunting about the process is sifting through the furniture, appliances, or downright junk that you’ve accumulated over the years.

You might consider a dumpster rental. I found Dad’s Dumpsters, a family-owned business offering dumpster rentals in Cleveland. After speaking with them, I learned that a good dumpster rental will offer various sizes and work with your schedule.


This option is usually extremely affordable and way less stressful than the alternative. With a rental, you’re in the prime position to go forward to your new home and new job, with none of the baggage that would ordinarily slow your move.

Consider the replaceable items in your home: The old microwave with the broken turntable, the couch with the torn cushions and suspicious stench, the cathode ray TV in the basement, the mountain of leftover college textbooks you wanted to sell eight years ago…

These are things you can readily leave behind, and they are affordable to replace as needed. You can deposit these unneeded and, frankly, unwanted items into your dumpster rental and never have to look at them again.

Also, having the dumpster will incline you to hone in on what you actually need going forward, instead of tediously sorting items into “keep” and “throw away” piles. Often you limit your “throw away” pile to whatever will fit into your garbage bin or the back of your friend’s truck. Take a hint from my Cleveland find: Save your time and energy. Rent a dumpster.

Of course, if you go with a dumpster rental, you will need to determine the size of it based off of how much you plan to leave behind.

For example, Dad’s Dumpsters offers 10, 15, and 20 yard options with 1, 1.5, and 2 ton limits respectively.

The size of your current abode and the ratio of how much you plan to toss might also help you plan your dumpster needs. If you are still struggling to calculate your desired dumpster, consult the rental.

You will also want to look past the moving process into the new city itself. You can scout it out, but you don’t want to fall into the tourist trap. More often than not, the more ‘exciting’ parts of your new city will not be representative of your life there.

Try to find first-hand accounts of people living in the city where your job will be to get an insider’s perspective. Think about your life in your current residence and the activities you enjoy there.

Where do you like to shop? Work out? Purchase your groceries? Perhaps you need to explore the schools in the new area. This will elevate you from tourist status to community member.

Moving is hard. The added element of moving for work adds a whole dimension of worry.

After considering the pros and cons of whether you should go through with the re-location, the real moving starts. Hopefully now that dumpster rentals are on your radar, that process will be much easier. There are also plenty of options for the rentals themselves for you to peruse and choose, so that you don’t end up with too much or too little space for your unneeded items.

Things that you can easily replace once you’ve moved to your new place are usually best left behind. Other things that you should do to help the moving process include finding ways to make your new city your home.

Once you’ve taken these things into account, you will be better equipped to start your new job stress-free.