Packing is one of the biggest drags about moving to a new home. It's such a pain, most people try to put it off for as long as possible. But, as with most forms of procrastination, this just makes the process harder. Learn from your past mistakes and start planning your move at least two months in advance (if possible).

This checklist from residential property development company Barratt Homes will help you plan your move, from when to throw away unwanted stuff to how best to unpack in your new place. It also includes some steps you might not have thought to do, like taking pictures of utility meters and finding a pet sitter to watch Fido on moving day. 

[h/t Daily Infographic]

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