This is one of those 'oh duh' solutions that has alleviated a small but daily frustration. Like many cubical warriors I have a laptop bag that is my ever present travel companion. It has three zipper compartments, one for the laptop, one for loose papers, and a cavernous pit to consume all those accessories.
A 4-cup TakeAlong container was perfect to bundle the two things I reach for
most often, my mouse and Ethernet cable. Now whenever I need them I
don't even have to look, I reach in and pull out the container. No more
tangles, no more digging. The TakeAlong is the perfect size so there's no empty unused space in the container, but it also fits well in my bag. What are some of the unusual (but wonderfully perfect) things you've used food storage containers for?