Sometimes I use a food grater to mince garlic cloves. If you have a micro-plane it would be perfect for this.
A grater works great for garlic cloves because,...
1. It is faster than a garlic press.
2. It is much easier to clean than a garlic press.
3. If you have already dirtied your food grater by shredding carrots or cheese don't dirty another dish (the garlic press), just use the grater for your garlic cloves!
Let me know if you have any tips for mincing garlic or using your grater. :)