My husband has this crazy idea that garages are designed for parking your vehicles in.  Imagine that.  I guess the idea is to protect the expensive automobile investment from things like weather and other outdoor dangers.  Of course, in order to do so, you have to limit the clutter stored in the garage, and I suppose that’s always a good thing.

In any case, we bought our new (to us) truck just over a month ago, and S had to find a way to fit it in the garage.  We generally don’t store items we don’t use, so clutter isn’t a big problem.  Our 2-car garage is, however, already home to 2 chest freezers, our minivan, all animal and bee supplies except hay (since we don’t have a barn), all our bulk groceries, S’s tools and mini-workshop, and the family bicycles.  This didn’t leave a whole lot of room for a full-size pick-up truck.  S was determined, though, and this was the end result:

Yup, it's a little tight.

Yup, it’s a little tight.

So tight, in fact, the driver cannot enter through the driver's door.  The driver must climb in through the passenger door (which has only slightly more room), and scoot.

So tight, in fact, the driver cannot enter through the driver’s door. The driver must climb in through the passenger door (which has only slightly more room), and scoot.

In order to make room for the push bar that was installed on the front of the truck, he raised all the bikes to ceiling level (notice them hanging over the hood), slid the chest freezer over about 3 inches, and VIOLA!

In order to make room for the push bar that was installed on the front of the truck, he raised all the bikes to ceiling level (notice them hanging over the hood), slid the chest freezer over about 3 inches, and VIOLA!

Where there’s a will, there is always a way!!  Getting into and out of the truck just helps encourage me to stay on the thin side myself!  Mind you, the minivan is our primary vehicle, and we don’t drive the truck a whole lot at this point.  That makes things a little easier for the time being.  I’m hoping our next garage will be a bit more spacious though!

 

 

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