I'm a bit of a hoarder, I must admit. Not like, at the level of mental illness or anything, you won't be seeing me on Hoarders
any time soon, but I have a tendency to collect bits and pieces of things I think maybe someday I'll use. Maybe. Just in case that interestingly shaped piece of whatever might need to be hot glued to a proton pack
or something. You know what I mean.
What this means is that I've got a lot of knick knacks and doodads in my shop. There are never enough shelves or spaces to store things, so I'm always looking for a new place to sequester my thingamajigs. All the walls and shelves and cupboards are jam packed, so I went to the only place that wasn't full up: the ceiling.
Several months back, I swear
I saw an instructable about something really similar to what I've done, only using a purpose built track and full sized rubbermaid containers. I went looking to thank the author for the inspiration, but I was never able to find it again. I'm starting to think I dreamed the whole thing up, but if you know what I'm talking about please let me know so I can properly give them credit.
**** UPDATE: clide
has informed me that I did see this somewhere, but it wasn't on instructables! To see the inspiration for this instructable, check out this link
My solution was to use the bare rafters as a starting point to hold several small plastic storage containers. It's worked out fantastically well for me and really helped me to clean up and organize my workshop! I hope you find it useful and build something similar, and as with all of my instructables, if you build this or are inspired by it, post a picture of your own version (or a link to the instructable you submit) and I'll send you a profile patch!
Here's a quick demo video: