The best way to clean and organise your garage

Transform that car hole into a la-di-dah garage.

A grubby but organised garage

by Ryan Gilmore |
Updated on

It's very easy to think of the garage as a dumping room, perfect for those things you know you shouldn't throw away but don't want cluttering up your home.

My dad sees it this way, the garage contains everything from tools and wood offcuts to a skip-sourced gate and loose (and sprouted) potatoes. In fact, I can't think of a single time in my life that the garage has been capable of housing a car.

The fact remains that if you're lucky enough to have a garage and you're not keeping it organised then you're missing out on a lot of potential car and car accessory storage. As such, we've put together a guide to what you need to clean and organise that garage.

Cleaning tools

The best all-round vacuum cleaner
Ku00e4rcher WD4 Wet & Dry Vacuum

Rrp: £166.30

Price: £139.00
Alternative retailers
JD Williams£59.99View offer
Currys£60.00View offer


Your standard vacuum cleaner will probably be out of its comfort zone if you present a garage to

Broom for debris and spillages
TDBS Multi-Purpose Rubber Broom
Price: £14.99


Better than a normal broom, this rubber tow-in-one broom also comes with a handy squeegee blade

Tested 2021: "I've been using this broom for a while now and it's very effective. The rubber bristles mean that there's a fair bit of resistance on hard surfaces but it will thoroughly clean surfaces. The squeegee blade is a great addition for small spillages too and the build quality is great too."

Compact vacuuming
WORX WX030 18V (20V MAX) CUBEVAC Cordless Compact Vacuum Cleaner

Rrp: £109.99

Price: £89.99
Alternative retailers
Homebase£100.00View offer


For smaller jobs (like cleaning a worktable surface) a smaller but still powerful vacuum like this

A modern mop
EasyGleam Mop and Bucket Set

Rrp: £58.99

Price: £39.99


A good mop is a garage must have and this EasyGleam brings the humble mop and bucket into the 21st

Best means of floor sweeping


Think of this contraption as a mini road sweeper, perfect for cleaning debris off your garage

Cleaning products

Proper garage paper towels
SCOTT Multi Purpose Shop Towels
Price: £32.14


Shop towels are basically ultra-thick kitchen towels and are handy to have for cleaning up. This

Shift oil and grime from your hands
Swarfega Hand Cleaner

Rrp: £29.59

Price: £17.99


Hate getting oil on your hands? I know I do especially when it comes to the faff of washing it

Get some proper wet wipes
UltraGrime LIFE Garage XXL+ Huge Cleaning Wet Wipes
Price: £9.99


For those pesky jobs, nothing gets close to wet wipes for cleaning away grime even if they're not

Protect your hands from nasty chemicals
TouchGuard Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves
Price: £12.71


Gloves will always come in handy (sorry) in a garage and these black nitrile gloves are an

Disinfect surfaces without harming the environment


Chances are, if you haven't cleaned your garage in a while there will be all sorts of nasty stuff

Remove mould from your garage
Astonish Mould & Mildew Remover
Price: £4.99


Mould is a real possibility in a garage and it's never a nice thing to deal with. Black mould, in

Perfect for an oil spill
Catsan Hygiene Plus Cat Litter

Rrp: £18.75

Price: £13.99


If you're working with oil then a simple bag of kitty litter will help in the event of a spill.


Heavy-duty garage storage
Garage Shelving Units 180cm x 90cm x 45cm
Price: £59.99


Metal shelves are a good way to organise a garage without spending loads of cash. These shelves

Best storage boxes


If your garage is also used as a storage unit and you're wanting to reclaim it for your car then

Store your tools properly
Sealey AP22507BB 7 Drawer Rollcab
Price: £282.43
Alternative retailers
Wayfair UK£419.99View offer


The garage is the perfect place to store your tools and a proper tool chest is the best way to

Best for wall storage
VonHaus 45pc Metal Pegboard Set

Rrp: £42.99

Price: £39.99
Alternative retailers
Wayfair UK£51.65View offer


Utilise that wall space by hanging tools off it. A pegboard is a great way to squeeze some extra

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