Where Did I Leave My Car?

Usually when you’re parking your car, chances are you’re not thinking about the car, you’re thinking about what you’ll be doing next — catching a flight, getting to the ball game, getting into work, shopping, and more. Then later on, you find yourself asking “Where did I leave my car?” and it becomes a frustrating, time-wasting exercise in looking for it. I found a great list of strategies on the Autoshippers.org site.

Where Did I Leave My Car?

Where did I leave my car?

  1. Digital Camera. You may be thinking that this is a bit extreme, but you will be surprised to find out how many people are now using a digital camera to find their car when they are parked within the larger parking lots. This is a great way to identify any markers without having to remember the fine details of where your car is located.
  2. Remembering the space by word association. You park in a spot labeled A-6. 6 alligators, 6 all-stars, 6 apples, 6 artists, or any other word association combination could be a great way to remember the spot very well. This has proven extremely helpful to many people that are able to remember things through word association.
  3. CarParkingPlace application on your smartphone. If you are an owner of a smartphone, this is going to be an application that will become your best friend. This application will actually map the route back to your vehicle once saved upon parking. This is one of the best ways to find your car once you have been inside for a long time and can’t remember just where you may have parked.
  4. Plastic bag trick. When you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money to remember where you are parking your car, you can definitely get great use from the plastic bag trick. Taking a plastic bag, you can shred off strips and tie to the antenna or bike rack, helping you to locate your vehicle much easier.

For 6 more memory strategies, go here.

Have you tried any of these techniques? Which ones have worked for you when you found yourself asking “Where did I leave my car?”

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