The ping pong table had to go. The days of playing ping pong inside the house were over. The perfect place to play is the garage! We rolled that puppy out and quickly realized just how tight it made the parking situation. Pulling in, I hoped and prayed I wouldn’t hit the beloved ping pong table or the bikes lined up in a row and yet, I must pull in far enough so the garage door will close.
It was then that I remembered the tennis ball hanging in my parents’ garage, guaranteeing they park perfect in the garage, every time.
Park Perfect In The Garage Every Time
Park Perfect In The Garage Supplies
- Fishing Wire
- Tennis Ball
- Eye Hooks
I just so happened to have these items on hand! Don’t you just love it when that happens?
How To Put The Perfect Park Contraption Together
- With your car parked in the perfect spot, eyeball where the hook should go in the ceiling. There is a little wiggle room here as the tennis ball can hit just about anywhere on your windshield but preferably at eye level.
- Pull your car out.
- Tie the end of the fishing line to the eye hook that will go in the ceiling.
- Get out the ladder and screw the eye hook in to the predetermined spot.
- Pull your car back in.
- Screw one of the eye hooks into the tennis ball.
- Tie the tennis ball at the length that just barely touches your windshield. (We did ours on the driver side.)
My view from the driver’s seat.
Ta Da! That is how you park perfect in the garage, every time! Now you can pull right in to the spot where your windshield almost touches the ball and you won’t ever have to get back in to move your car up because the garage door wouldn’t shut.
Yep! The Tahoe is just a little dirty.
And THAT, my dear friends, is a tight squeeze!
The tennis ball will work for the vehicle it was sized up to. Any other vehicle, park at your own risk.
It’s also a good idea to turn off those windshield wipers before approaching the ball. Ask me how I know!
I can’t be responsible for eye hooks falling out of the ceiling and scratching your window or putting an eye out. Just sayin’ it works for us!
Don’t like that tennis ball hanging when you’re working in the garage sans cars? Check out what this guy did with a pulley system.