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#1 Bluestocking

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

How many cars are at your house?
Do you have enough carport/garage spaces for the cars that are at your house?
Where do you park your cars?

Just thinking about this as we have severe storms coming over the next few days. We have 2 cars and one tiny filled with crap garage so our cars will get damaged if the worst eventuates. Also, a few months back everyone in the street got a warning that cars are not to be parked on the nature strip or a fine will be issued, so we generally have one car parked on the street and one in the driveway.

And cars are everywhere in this street, seems to me like a lot of people leave their cars on the nature strip or on the road, or beside the house or some other random non car area. This is an older suburb without a double lock up at every house though.

Random thread I know, but sometimes I look up and down the street and think about how messy it looks, and how once upon a time there were nowhere near this many cars per person, so limited parking and traffic jams were not common. Sadly we cannot live with one car or we would definitely sell one!

#2 blackcat20

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Two cars but one tiny carport. Newest car (mine) gets priority. Other car can fit in the driveway, but its a pain to open the gate, so it gets left on the street...

#3 LynnyP

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Ours are two stories underground in a locked up cage in our apartment complex.  We have a two car space, could be three if all were small.  Many of the smaller apartments only have one spot and at least two cars.  Plus we are 100m from the beach.  Competition for parking gets pretty hot in summer!

#4 i-candi

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Two cars, one tinny (boat).

Three car garage, two car carport and we store our boat out the back shed area which is a sort of A frame shed with big covered space in between (one side stores the shed with tools and empty boxes etc and the other side stores gardening stuff and ride on mower).

Makes up for the lack of space inside the house.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Three cars, one motor bike trailer and one horse float plus one double garage half full of indispensable valuables (?). Bike trailer gets the garage space, two cars in the driveway, one on the road and horse float parked at self-storage place up the road.

#6 la di dah

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

One narrow terrible carport, and no driveway legal to park in. Fortunately, only one car, and it wouldn't want to be any wider, which is amazing since it's a not-exactly-massive Getz.

#7 jayskette

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

1 single garage but big enough to contain 1 car and 1 motorbike. I personally find it strange that people would use their garages for storage but not the storage of possibly their single most expensive asset after the home!

#8 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

no we dont have enough car space. and we had a severe storm last year write off our car from hail damage. Fingers crossed your cars will be ok.

If there is hail coming you can cover your cars in old thick blankets , that helps minimise hail damage. Worked for my neighbour but i wasnt quick enough

#9 Another one

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

1 carin a garage at the house, 3 utes in a garage up the back, several trucks and tractors all in machinery sheds.  Of course I'm cheating as we are on 400 acres!!

All would be put away if bad stors were coming.

#10 JaneLane

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

2 cars but only one garage.  Newest one which I drive gets garaged.  We use to live in an inner city suburb where almost no one had any off street parking. I like that we finally have somewhere to securely park at least one vehicle

#11 Lyn29

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

I have a triple garage and a couple of machinery sheds (it's a farm) but my DD is about to move into an inner suburbs apartment and will have to park on the street. I dread to think of what that will do to her insurance premiums!

#12 ~Mintie~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

We have 2 cars, and our house has a 2.5 car garage with double carport. Of course, our garage is full of boxes that we haven't unpacked since moving in 4.5yrs ago, so we park in the carport.

#13 Marchioness Flea

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

1 car in a single slightly  longer than normal garage. Storage PLUS keeping the car safe!

#14 Marchioness Flea

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Mintie, if you've done without the stuff for over 4 years...why keep it? Clear it out and put the car in there!

#15 Zarlias

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

I park in the street because the gate is a pita.

Actually more curious to know where you are located that's expecting storms?

I have been in a bubble for a couple of days but it's damned warm here atm.

#16 ~Mintie~

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE
Mintie, if you've done without the stuff for over 4 years...why keep it? Clear it out and put the car in there!

Couldn't agree more! I just need to convince DH to sell it all. It's all his collectables..Star Wars, Spiderman, different nerd type stuff rolleyes.gif He's slowly parting with it, so it's a work in very slow progress.

ETA: It's also only in the garage because I won't let it in the house wink.gif

#17 Bluestocking

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

SEQ is to get rather bad storms evidently:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/wa.../storm-warning/

#18 mombasa

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Two cars and a double garage, both cars live in there.

#19 Zarlias

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

QUOTE (Excentrique @ 16/11/2012, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
SEQ is to get rather bad storms evidently:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/wa.../storm-warning/


Ta. Guess it's time to clear out the carport.

DH is born and bred Victorian, and I keep telling him about our summer storms. Last year was a bit disappointing and he still thinks I've been smoking something when I tell stories about the sky turning green.

#20 Bluestocking

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 16/11/2012, 10:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ta. Guess it's time to clear out the carport.

DH is born and bred Victorian, and I keep telling him about our summer storms. Last year was a bit disappointing and he still thinks I've been smoking something when I tell stories about the sky turning green.


Green sky means its time to freak out! lol.

#21 busymumof1&1/2

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

2 car garage here, plus massive shed up the back. Unfortunately as we have only just moved, they still have our unopened boxes. The 3 cars are in the driveway out the front, and the 2 motorbikes are still in storage. Did I mention there are 2 adults and 2 children in this family. Guess which adult has the extra 3 modes of transport dry.gif

Edited by busymumof1&1/2, 16 November 2012 - 10:32 PM.


#22 sa5ha

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

1 car, 1 undercover car spot in the secured car park of the apartment complex we live in.

#23 Bluestocking

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (busymumof1&1/2 @ 16/11/2012, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2 car garage here, plus massive shed up the back. Unfortunately as we have only just moved, they still have our unopened boxes. The 3 cars are in the driveway out the front, and the 2 motorbikes are still in storage. Did I mention there are 2 adults and 2 children in this family. Guess which adult has the extra 3 modes of transport dry.gif

Does he choose one to match his outfit? Tounge1.gif

#24 *CalamityJane*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

We have a long skinny garage which *just* fits our 2 cars nose to tail.  We've actually put some padding on the back wall so we can nudge right into it and fit both cars LOL.

#25 MAGS24

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

We have two cars which are always kept in the double garage. Our drive way is also large enough so that one of us can park in the driveway and there is enough for the other car to get past.

One thing I always wonder about is why people use their garages for storage areas and leave their cars out in the weather all the time. The average person spends a lot maintaining, registering and insuring their cars, so why leave them outside when you have a perfectly safe garage to put them in? and insurance is often cheaper if you keep your car in a locked garage at night. Most people need their cars for their everyday lives so are their cars of less value than the items being stored in the garage?




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