You probably already know this, but let me stress that you'll need way more storage than you initially think.
Luckily, shipping containers are tall and durable storage containers are cheap. I created shelving by welding 3/4" tubing into a long 'L', covering the base with expanded metal, and welding this directly to the wall and ceiling of the container (sand through paint first, do NOT breathe this nasty likely lead-based stuff).
The containers are rubbermaid 18-gallon roughneck
, measuring 23.9"L x 15.9"W x 16.5"H. The shelving measures ~25"L x 17.5"W (to wall of container) x 24"H per chamber, with 2 smaller shelves on the end. Total shelf length is ~18'8".
Hugely important is organizing all your stuff. I've labeled individual levels of my tool stand (discontinued floor model -> ~50% off at Home Depot), rubbermaid bins, and each part drawer of my small-parts bins; contents are then inventoried in a searchable spreadsheet.Here's my spreadsheet of parts and locations, thus far.
Eventually, I will expand this to voice-recognizing: "shop, where are my 3/8" fender washers?" will trigger an LED blinking behind the right drawer. Maybe even 'shop, I just used 10 1-inch wood screws' integrated with inventory management and forecasting to ensure I've always got an average week worth of consumables on-hand:)