I don’t know if you have ever lost a parking garage ticket, but let me tell you: it sucks! First of all, if there are parking attendants, they will struggle to find your car without the ticket number. Then you will need to prove the car is actually yours. And, since they don’t have a record of when you parked you will get whacked by the biggest fee possible.
This happened to me once, and that was once too many. So I came up with a simple system to never lose a parking garage ticket again.
I simply take a photograph of the parking ticket (I have an example of one from last week below) on my iPhone (the Starbucks coffee is optional). Then I store away my ticket like a normally do. If I lose the ticket, I can show the attendant the picture and I am good to go. If I lose my iPhone (it would totally suck) but at least I will have my ticket. If I lose both. . . well then it will be a bad day.