Roof storage? Small Workshop Storage Solutions: Eke out every cubic inch of storage in a basement shop with pivoting boxes that hang between the ceiling joists. http://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/storage/small-workshop-storage-solutions/view-all
Finding a place to store lumber and sheet goods can be challenging. This lumber cart keeps them all organized with shelves to store long boards, upright bins for shorter pieces, and a large area to hold sheet goods. Plus, the cart rolls, so you can push it wherever you need to in your work space. Get the free DIY plans at buildsomething.com
String Dispensers Here’s a great way to reuse empty CD/DVD containers. Drill a hole in the top for the string to slide through, then screw the lid under a shelf and snap on the string-loaded container. Pull down and snip off the desired length and never worry that your ball of string will roll away across the floor dragging its tail behind it!