If you have a garage in your home, you may have noticed that the condition of your garage can affect your mood as soon as you pull in. If it’s spacious and organized, all is well. If your garage is cram-packed, dirty, and disastrous, your mood immediately changes to reflect that as soon as you enter.
What can really affect one’s mood, however, is bumping the garage wall and scraping the vehicle bumper!
Here’s a quick and easy tip on how to ensure you park your vehicle in exactly the right spot in your garage (well, assuming there boxes, equipment, tools, etc. aren’t in the way!).
How to Park a Vehicle in Your Garage Using a Parking Guide
1. Gather Needed Supplies
- Tennis Ball
- Strong thread, yarn or twine.
- 2 Screw Hooks (or staple gun)
2. Park Vehicle in Garage
- Park your vehicle in it’s proper place to ensure your guide will be in the correct spot. Ask for help if needed.
3. Measure String for the Parking Guide
- Using a ladder positioned close to the front windshield, measure the distance from the ceiling to the middle of the windshield.
- Add a few inches (approximately 12 inches) and then cut the string.
4. Assemble the Parking Guide
- Screw one of the hooks into the tennis ball.
- Screw the other hook into the ceiling directly above the vehicle.
- Tie once side of the twine onto each hook.
5. Park with Ease
- It’s easy, frugal, and just might be a nice surprise for your spouse.
In case you can’t quite fit your vehicle(s) in your garage right now, stay tuned. In the next few days, I’ll share a few tips on how to organize the garage and get a few of those rarely used items out of the way.