I haven't pulled out the "big" blender in forever! My immersion blender does everything I need and is so much easier to use and clean.
Try using your immersion blender to make your smoothies (put the ingredients into a bit mason jar and blend it), blend your favorite soups, whip cream for whipped cream, and anything your traditional blender does. The best part is how easy it is to store and use!
Immersion blenders even come with attachments that turn them into mini food processors. For real!