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BOSTON - FEBRUARY 27: Space savers including this one found on Columbia Road by Old Harbor Street in South Boston all must be moved next Monday in the city of Boston. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

It’s looking like we have a big snowstorm on the way. It’s expected to bring significant snow to most parts of the state and will be that heavy, wet snow. Plus, there’s going to be a high wind watch as well.

Everything will get started today starting with rain in western MA and traveling across the state reaching Greater Boston between 6pm and 8pm. The rain will change to snow tonight and overnight in western and central MA, with it hitting Greater Boston between 8am and 10am tomorrow morning.

Let’s talk snow totals…

One of the toughest parts about winter in Boston is the parking, or lack thereof. It definitely brings out one of the more entertaining aspects of the season…space savers! Space savers are a Boston tradition where people put random objects  in the spot that they shovel out so that no one will take it. If someone moves it, fights ensue! And if you park in someone else’s space, you may return to damage to your car. It’s not right, but it happens.

My favorite thing about space savers is seeing the ones that people use. Hilarious! Here are some actual photos of Boston space savers. Enjoy!

 

 

  • Let's start with the basics...a chair!

    chair in a pile of junk with a bright yellow sign that says "do not move"

    This was definitely the aftermath of the storm where someone’s space saver was thrown out.

  • Summer Space Savers

    A summer beach chair and a cooler used as a space saver

    (Boston, MA 01/11/18) A chair and a cooler are used as space savers in South Boston on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki (Photo by /MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

    Nothing says winter storm like a beach chair and a cooler!

  • Another staple - a table

    wire table being used as a space saver

    BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 9: A deck table serves as a “space saver” for a parking spot in East Sixth Street in South Boston on Jan. 9, 2018. Boston has enforced a 48-hour rule when it comes to space savers. The objects can only be used while a snow emergency is declared, and must be removed 48 hours after it has been lifted, but not all residents comply. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    You have to have a table to go with those chairs right?

  • Rack and Frame

    A fan and an old rack used as a space saver

    This is definitely some kind of rack that was broken. And it’s not cold enough, so let’s bring out the fan. Also probably broken!

  • A Bucket

    An upside down bucket with a sign reading no parking on it

    Because no one would just kick the bucket out of the way. Wouldn’t be my choice. You need something that would be inconvenient to move.

  • Chair with a message

    A People's Bank chair with a skeleton on it

    Well this sounds like a threat. “I wouldn’t move these if I were you.” And if the note isn’t enough, the skeleton was added for dramatic effect.

  • A Christmas tree

    Orange cone and christmas tree used as a space saver

    BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 9: An orange cone and a Christmas tree serve as a “space saver” for a parking spot on O Street in South Boston on Jan. 9, 2018. Boston has enforced a 48-hour rule when it comes to space savers. The objects can only be used while a snow emergency is declared, and must be removed 48 hours after it has been lifted, but not all residents comply. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Now there’s the holiday spirit! Lol

  • Dashing through the snow!

    a straw reindeer on the snow

    BOSTON – MARCH 1: This reindeer appears ready to spring into action on E. Third Street near H Street. South Boston residents talk about their beloved space savers, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Mayor Martin J. Walsh has declared that all must be gone Monday, or they will be removed. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Not actually saving a space, but quite entertaining and in the holiday spirit!

  • Box of diapers and cat litter

    An empty box of diapers and a tub of cat litter as space savers

    BOSTON – DECEMBER 16: An empty box of diapers and a box of kitty liter are used as space savers to hold shoveled parking spots on Columbia Road in South Boston, Massachusetts on December 16, 2013 after the first snow storm of the season. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

     

  • Triple threat

    dust pan as a space saver

    (Boston, MA 01/11/18) A dust pan, fan and bucket are all used as space savers on G Street in in South Boston on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki (Photo by /MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

    A triple threat here! A dustpan, fan, and a bucket. This person is SERIOUS!

  • Laundry Basket

    an upside down laundry basket used as a space saver

    (Boston, MA, 02/12/14) No space savers were seen on Shawmut Ave. in the South End but there was some creative parking. Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Staff photo by John Wilcox. (Photo by John Wilcox/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

    I don’t know why I find this so funny. Maybe it’s because they went the extra mile to turn it upside down! Lol

  • A stool

    A stool as a space saver

    BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 9: A stool serves as a “space saver” for a parking spot on N Street in South Boston on Jan. 9, 2018. Boston has enforced a 48-hour rule when it comes to space savers. The objects can only be used while a snow emergency is declared, and must be removed 48 hours after it has been lifted, but not all residents comply. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Functional, but basic. A stool.

  • A kid's 4-wheeler

    A kids plastic four-wheeler as a space saver

    BOSTON – FEBRUARY 27: Space savers including this one found on Columbia Road by Old Harbor Street in South Boston all must be moved next Monday in the city of Boston. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    There is a very unhappy child in someone’s house!

  • Trash can

    Man in a parking spot with a large blue trash bin

    BOSTON – MARCH 1: After driving his car out of this spot on E. Sixth Street, Arnold Gatto rolls this can in its place. South Boston residents talk about their beloved space savers, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Mayor Martin J. Walsh has declared that all must be gone Monday, or they will be removed. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

  • Vacuum cleaner

    Red vacuum cleaner in a shoveled out parking spaceBlue vacuum cleaner

    Looks like vacuum cleaners are a pretty popular (and expensive) space saver!

  • A bucket of snow

    an orange bucket of snow as a space saver

    BOSTON – JANUARY 28: Space savers in the South End. (Photo by Sean Proctor for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Oh nice, a bucket of snow to save your space that you just shoveled out. Brilliant!

  • Turkeys???

  • More threatening signs

  • A log

  • A computer?

  • Legos, a walker, and a shopping cart

    Talk about making a point!

  • An Ironing board

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