Refilling bulk spices
I always buy my spices from the bulk containers at my favorite grocery store. Problem is, I squander much of the money I save by overshooting my spice jars as I try to refill them -- a decent percentage of the stuff ends up spilling on the counter.
I finally got smart and snipped the corner off the little Ziploc baggie the spice comes in -- works like a funnel and pours the spices straight into the jar. Nothing wasted.