I come form a coal mining town, in the mines they call the change rooms the 'dry', because mines can be very wet places and the 'dry' is where you'd dry out your clothes. Before they started putting ventilated lockers in the drys, they used to hang their clothes on hooks under baskets that they'd raise up to the ceiling with a rope and pulley system
to where is was warm and all your things could dry:
This is what I'd recommend for you. A cheap simple set up would be to use a couple of closed eye bolts in the ceiling in place of pulleys, one on the beam, and another in the ceiling over by the wall, then pound a nail into the wall down at a height that's easy to reach.
Thread your paracord through the eye-bolts, tie a hook, carabiner or even a basket to the end you're going to raise up, then tie the other end of your cord to the nail with your item at the height you want it while lowered. Pull your gear all the way up to the roof, and tie a loop on a bight or butterfly knot in the cord that you can hook onto the nail to keep everything up. When you want your stuff down, all you need to do is unhook the loop from the nail and lower it down. No more tying knots every time you want something up or down.