You would be amazed at how long it takes people to find the perfect parking spaces. This is not including people who are stuck in snowy areas or a car park with limited space. Seriously, some people will take a solid 15 to 20 minutes to park their car just so they can find a spot that helps them avoid walking an extra 3 minutes to get to the store, office, salon etc. If you are one of those people, there are some strategies that you can use to ensure hassle-free parking.
I understand you want to choose parking spaces that are as close to your destination as possible. It’s understandable but really not worth wasting precious fuel or time for. If you have an appointment, then you want to ensure that you arrive in due time. A good compromise would be to find a space that is not too far away from your destination and to just walk the rest of the distance. Not only do you get some good exercise but, you save time and avoid driving around for minutes looking for the perfect parking spot. In some cases, parking in less popular areas can save it from being caught in collisions and frustrating bumps.
If you are at a grocery store then chances are, you will need to return your trolley later on. It’s not something people consider when they are choosing a spot in a car park because all they care about is being close to the store. I would suggest that you find out where the trolleys are and park here. Once you are done shopping, you can return your trolley and save yourself the inconvenience of having to take it back to the store.
Sure, you’ve parked your car really close to the store but now, you have to wait several minutes before you can leave the parking lot. Again, it’s not something many people consider when they arrive and are rushing to find the perfect parking space but, they always regret their decision when it’s time to leave. Before you choose a space, I would advise doing a quick calculation of how fast you will be able to get out. Will you have to wait for another car to leave or will you have to drive around the entire parking lot to get to the exit? These are all small things to keep in mind if you want to make the most of your parking space.
Choosing parking spaces should not be a big challenge yet many people spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to get in and out. In the rush to find the perfect space it’s highly likely to make bad decisions that inconvenience you. I guarantee that if you practice the above strategies, you should find your space much faster and you will never have to worry about getting out quickly or having your car caught between reckless drivers.
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