Garage Cleaning Tips

Garages can be one of the most challenging areas of the home to keep clean. With tools, vehicles, and other equipment taking up space, dirt and dust can quickly accumulate, making it difficult to find the items you need. Fortunately, with a few simple tips and tricks, cleaning your garage doesn't have to be a daunting task. In the following blog, we’re going to share some of the best garage cleaning tips to help you get rid of dust and dirt. Let’s get started! 

Start with a plan 

The best way to clean out garage space is to have a plan in place. Start by setting a date and time to tackle the project, and make sure you have all the necessary tools and cleaning supplies on hand. You'll also want to decide what to do with any items you no longer need. Consider donating or selling them, or dispose of them responsibly. Once you have a plan in place, you'll be more likely to stick to it and achieve your cleaning goals. 

Use Swisstrax Interlocking Flooring Tiles 

One of the best ways to keep your garage clean is by using Swisstrax interlocking flooring tiles. These tiles are easy to clean and maintain, and they can help protect your garage floor from spills and stains. The interlocking design makes them easy to install, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can customize your garage to suit your style. Whether you're working on cars or woodworking projects, Swisstrax tiles are a great investment for any garage - and look great to boot.

Invest in storage cabinets 

Clutter is one of the biggest challenges of keeping a garage clean, and many homeowners often find themselves with limited floor space to carry out their DIY projects. A great way to combat this is by installing garage cabinets, such as an Ulti-MATE garage storage system. These cabinets are made from durable steel and come in a range of sizes and configurations to fit your garage space - they’re also fully modular so you can adapt them as you see fit. They also offer ample storage space for tools, equipment, and other items, and above all, they can help keep your garage organized and clutter-free. 

Use a high-pressure washer

When things get grimy, a high-pressure washer is an excellent tool for cleaning dirt and grime from your garage floor and walls. You can rent or buy a pressure washer, and they’re fairly easy to use once you get the hang of it. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid damaging your garage surfaces. A high-pressure washer can also be used to clean your outdoor furniture and grill, making it a versatile cleaning tool for any homeowner. 

Sweep and mop regularly 

Regular sweeping and mopping can go a long way in keeping your garage clean, and ensuring clean floor tiles for all your DIY work. Start by sweeping the floors with a broom or dust mop to remove any loose dirt and debris. Then, use a mop and bucket to clean the floors with a mild detergent and water. You can also use a mop with a built-in wringer to help make the job easier. Be sure to rinse the mop frequently to avoid spreading dirt and grime. Do note that some garage tiles - such as Swisstrax flooring tiles - won’t need as thorough a cleaning, as the grooves in the surface will absorb water and liquids, keeping them clean all year round.

Dust and wipe down surfaces 

Dusting and wiping down surfaces is another essential step in garage cleaning, and can go a long way in keeping the environment from smelling musty or badly-maintained. Use a dust cloth or microfiber towel to remove dust and cobwebs from walls, shelves, and other surfaces, and wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or grime. You can also use a cleaning solution made from vinegar and water for an eco-friendly cleaning option. 

Use baking soda for tough stains 

If you have stubborn stains on your garage floor, baking soda can be a great solution. Simply mix baking soda and water to create a paste, and apply it to the stain. Let the paste sit for a few minutes, then scrub the area with a stiff-bristled brush. Rinse the area with water, and the stain should be gone.

Invest in a wet/dry vacuum

A wet/dry vacuum is an incredibly versatile tool that can help you clean up dirt and dust from your garage quickly and efficiently. It can be used to clean up spills, suck up sawdust or other debris, and even to clean out your car. With a variety of attachments, you can use the wet/dry vacuum to reach tight spaces and corners that a regular vacuum might miss. Plus, many wet/dry vacuums come with a blower function, making it easy to blow debris out of your garage or driveway.

Ultimately (or should we say ULTI-mately?) keeping your garage clean does require a little effort and elbow grease, but it's worth it for a clean and organized space. From investing in durable floor tiles to transforming your storage space with ULTI-Mate storage cabinets, there are also plenty of ways to make cleaning your garage a breeze.