If you’re hanging from a single hook, take a leaf out of the Standardbred guys’ book. They often have harness bags strung up in front of every stall. All you need to raise unwieldy things like blankets and harness bags out of the way are 3 heavy eye hooks, some rope, and 2 clips of your choice.
- Put eye hook way up where you want the item to be held
- Put another eye hook at the same height against the wall
- Put another eye hook at a convenient level to handle as often as you will be handling the up and down of stuff.
- Tie rope to your hook that you’ve chosen to hang stuff from and thread rope through all the eye hooks
5 Pull the rope so your hook is taught against the top eye hook
- Mark your rope where it touches the bottom eye hook and tie an overhand knot in it leaving a little loop
- Clip a double end snap to it and hook it to your bottom eye hook. This is your Stuff Raised Up to the Rafters Hook.
8 Unclip the snap from the lower ring and let the hook slide down to a level that is comfortable for you to load wet blankets and stuff with
- Mark the rope where it touches the lowest eye hook
- Tie an overhand knot leaving a little loop and snap on a double ended snap. That is your Stuff in Lowered Position hook.
Pour yourself a drink and have a little lie down - you accomplished big things without much effort and very, very little expense. Last time I checked at the barn I used to be at, the original ropes and hooks were still going strong over 20 years after their original installation.
If you want to get fancy - use a pulley in place of an eye hook at your up high against the wall position. Not strictly necessary, but it does make the contraption a little nicer to use. (but, pulleys need occasional cleaning/oiling - eye hooks do not )
If none of this makes sense I will make a little drawing Let me know.