Yep, that's basically what I do as far as reeling the rope in. I tend to tie one end down and then pull the other end until I've got all the junk trapped in a small area near the fixed end. But depending on how much stuff I sometimes have to pull both ends in some to avoid losing some of it. I just coil the rope up one arm length at a time in my left hand while pulling it in with my right hand. Then I use a wire, like a twist tie on a loaf of bread, to tie the coil together so I can hang it up. Post some more pics once you get the cable ties in place and try it again.