Digging your car out after a major snow storm is never fun. What sucks even more is when someone steals the spot you worked so very hard digging out. Why? Because where are you going to park now? Piled snow takes up half the spots on your block and your '83 Camaro Berlinetta isn't climbing any snowbanks. Well, the people of Paterson, NJ are having none of that. They save their dug out parking spots. So how best to save that coveted snowpocalypse spot? Here's a guide of some popular choices:

There is the always popular garbage can (easy to move, readily available, a top choice);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.


the equally popular chair (coveys a little more solidity than the garbage can, also easy to move, plus if you personally want to guard your space, it's comfortable too);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

traffic cones (because they look official like);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

traffic cones and a garbage can (this family means business)

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.


your vintage adult magazine collection (no one wants to touch that);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

a camouflaged bucket (surprise you just ran over me, now move);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

a car bumper (a neighbors' will do);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

two buckets!;

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

a baby walker (it has wheels, so it is technically a car);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

two milk crates (please note the possession of someone else's milk crate is a criminal act in some parts, so this method is not recommended)

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

a garbage can (with garbage!);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

an empty box (but it's a big box);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

an empty box filled with snow (rookie);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

an upside down stool (it's like a Porcupine, but really not at all);

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

a weight bench (finally putting it to good use); and

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.

an unregistered Chevy Astro Van (no one is ever moving that puppy, including you).

A spotter's guide to saving your dug out parking spot in the Snowpocalypse that is Paterson, NJ.