When your apartment is smaller than most of your suburban friends' bedrooms, space for extra appliances can be a serious problem. There's no room on the counter for your blender or you have to keep your seldom-used game console tied up to the TV all the time. But the biggest problem with storing small appliances and devices are those too-long power cords that seem to drag behind you as you lift and carry.
Cut off the top of a pour spout container and insert it into the lid of a mason jar. Great for spices you use a lot of, adding sugar to your coffee, storing yeast in your fridge, keeping dry/powdered milk, garden fertilizer, and so much more.