The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of shopping is in your future. Finding the perfect gift for each and every person on your list is a fun part of the holiday season that most everyone looks forward to.
The holiday season is here, and while the bitter cold winters in Chicago may not be everyone’s thing, nobody can resist an amazing Chicago-style holiday season. After all, the holidays in Chicago mean elaborate decorations, frazzled-but-jovial holiday shoppers, and that warm fuzzy feeling everyone loves. Who can resist all of that?
The New Year is typically a time where we focus on all the positives in life. The Holidays brought us closeness with family, the warmth of friends, and the simple pleasure of giving and receiving gifts. However, while we might not want to think about it, the New Year can also come with a unique set of stresses. The hustle and bustle persists as we still navigate huge crowds, begin our resolutions, and catch up with work and errands, all with the beginning of severely inclement weather. When combined with all the other stress that comes with the the New Year, finding the right parking spot can be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Fortunately, though, apps like ParqEx can help lower your stress, and keep you in a fresh, optimistic spirit.
Using Technology To Avoid Stress Before It Starts
Working smarter, not harder, is the key to getting enjoyment out of the holidays and starting to the New Year off prepared. Avoid the headaches and frustrations that come from tasks that could have been planned and completed ahead of time. For example, many people who wanted to find the perfect gift have turned to the Internet, instead of trying to shoulder their way through crowds at the mall. It’s easier, it’s convenient, and best of all it saves money while allowing them to get the ideal gifts for the special names on their lists.
ParqEx is like that, except it lets you use technology to reserve parking spaces.
The process is pretty simple. First, you download the app to your phone. Then, when you’re out and about, you use the app to find parking spaces in and around the area you’re going to. With a touch of the screen you can reserve your space, and pay for it. That way there’s no need to drive around the block for hours on end, or to crane your neck to see if there’s a sign for a parking lot somewhere near where you’re going. ParqEx does all the work for you.
Simple, Safe, and Cheap
ParqEx combines all the things you need in your New Years resolutions. It’s easy to use, it’s relatively inexpensive, and above all, it’s secure. The app takes up little space in terms of what’s available on most modern devices, and it’s constantly updated to make sure users have access to the most accurate selection possible.
In addition to the app growing and changing to provide more value to the users, though, programs like ParqEx are also changing the way parking rentals work as a whole. In the past, an owner of a private parking spot will list their parking on some generic website, building notice board etc. ParqEx is the private parking marketplace. Only ParqEx owners can list their private parking spot and renters can find the perfect parking spot – by the hour, daily, weekly or monthly. It’s like a match making service for parking rental.
Why Do Things The Hard Way?
Mobile technology has changed the way the world works, and sometimes those changes really are for the better. That’s why this January, it’s a good idea to step back, and update your game plan for the modern-day. Make convenience one of your resolutions this year. Book your plans, reservations, tickets, etc. in advance, and make your parking part of that booking, so that you can continue to experience the joys of the Holiday season and prepare yourself for a successful, stress-free New Year.
For more information about ParEex, and how it can save you time and money this New Year, simply contact us today!
As thousands of us begin preparing for the holiday season, many of our ever-growing to-do lists will begin to look the same.
Arrange for travel plans to see the in-laws? Check.
Create grocery lists for all our holiday parties? Check.
Spend as much time needed ensuring that you’ve picked out the perfect gift for those perfect someones? Check.
But what you may not have considered is ways to make your parking spot earn you money while you’re traveling this holiday system.
It may not be a traditional part of the holidays, but the sharing economy is rapidly becoming a huge part of nearly everyone’s daily lives. And it’s not just American’s who are reaping the benefits of the peer-to-peer (P2P) economy – this is a global movement that isn’t showing signs of stopping.
So what does this have to do with the chaotic bustle of the holidays, and how can you make some cash by participating?
As someone who owns prime real estate in the parking world, you have the opportunity to rent out your parking spot to needy drivers. Join the ParqEx community and consider the benefits:
List Your Spot
Most of us know ahead of time when we’ll be out of town for the holidays. While many ParqEx users list their spots when they’re at work or away on business, consider listing your spot when you’re at your in-laws or extended family for longer visits.
ParqEx users who live in more urban areas may find themselves at an advantage for offering ParqEx drivers prime parking spots for their holiday shopping. Not only are you increasing your own revenue, but you’re decreasing the stress on your fellow citizens!
Reap the Benefits
While you’re gathered around the kitchen Thanksgiving afternoon, surrounded by loved ones at a Hanukkah dinner, or handing out gifts Christmas morning, you can grin while knowing that your parking spot is waiting at home for you, making some extra cash for you to use on just about anything.
Whether you chose to use your ParqEx money on extra holiday gift buying or just to top off your own bank account, you won’t be sorry that you’ve invested in making your real estate work for you
Save on Parking While You Travel
But why stop at renting out your own parking space? As you travel, know that cities across the country have chosen to use ParqEx and make the sharing economy work for all kinds of travelers.
Before arriving at your destination, shop for parking spots to make your travels even easier. Rest assured knowing that your spot will be waiting for you, and there won’t be any fighting over spots or circling lots trying to find the perfect place to park it.
Instead, let ParqEx do the work for you this holiday season. Whether you chose to rent your parking space for some extra income while you enjoy your travels; to seek out the best parking locations as you visit friends, family, loved ones, and complete your shopping errands; or to do all of the above, let ParqEx be your best travel companion and make your holidays a breeze!
Contact us if you have any questions about how to make the ParqEx system work for you, and how you can become a member of the peer-to-peer economy today.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and cheer. So why is traffic and parking always such a nightmare? It seems like people’s inner Grinch decides to come out, and we’re left with “coal,” like being cut off on the road, getting honked at, and feeling like driving is the worst thing in the world (after these other folks on the road, that is).
Well, it may surprise you to know this, but there are ways to avoid these car-related holiday blues. You’ll be able to forget the tragedy that is traffic issues and focus on what’s really important around this time of year!
Travel these Holidays Without the Headache. Here’s what you can do:
• Avoid traveling the day before. Guess what? That’s what everyone is doing. Make your drive easier and your stress levels lower by traveling two days before, if possible. This gets you off the road before most people have even gotten on it, making for a breezy trip.
• Travel on the holiday. Couldn’t get off of work two days before the holiday? That’s okay. Actual travel on a holiday is also super simple. Make sure you get an early start, and you can be sure you’ll spend most of your time with your family and friends — not the folks on the parkway.
• Drive back on Sunday. People like to finish up their long weekends at home to rest up, which makes traffic substantially worse on Saturday. By choosing to go back Sunday, you get the most out of your time off (including less time on the road).
As for your holiday parking woes, you can trust ParqEx to find you a great spot. If you want something protected from snow, ice or just crazy holiday drivers, we make it easy for you to find something covered and safe from your surroundings. And you don’t have to worry about breaking into your gift giving budget either; our prices are set by your fellow community members, so they’re reasonable and affordable. City driving and parking has never been so simple, especially in those frosty, windy cities like NYC and Chicago. So whether you need a spot for the long holiday weekend or just for a few hours of last-minute shopping, we’ve got a spot that’ll work for you — that’s our gift to you!