7/23/08

WFMW: Perfect Parking


When we first got Mike's truck, it was much bigger than his old one and we had to hang a ball from the ceiling in our garage that would hit the windshield to let the driver know when to stop. It was a pain and the kids kept wanting to hit the ball.
Eventually, we changed sides in the garage- which took a lot of getting used to. The ball on the string came down, but you still had to make sure that you were in far enough for the door to close without hitting the bicycle at the back of the garage.
I bought this handy little gadget for Mike and it works wonders! While the vehicle is in the spot you want it, you peel the backing off of the target and stick it to the (cleaned) floor. The next time you pull in, you'll gently bump the target when its time to stop!
Don't forget to join me tomorrow for Nifty Thrifty Thursday: Christmas in July Part 2! If you want tips on how to save money this holiday season, here's a link to NTT: Christmas in July Part 1.

5 comments:

Colleen said...

Good idea. I wish we had a garage; I'd try it out. Thanks for sharing & have a nice week!

Brooke said...

very cool! i'll have to 2nd colleen on wishing i had a garage though! :)

Mari said...

That is so cool! My husband is always making fun of my parking!

Muthering Heights said...

What a neat idea!

Flibby said...

Very nifty!