I make a grocery list every week, but I somehow manage to buy multiple items. Its not unusual for me to have 3 boxes of elbow macaroni in my pantry. Or more than one frozen meat in the freezer. Or 5 cans of chicken stock or diced tomatoes. I always use everything so it's not a problem but it is frustrating that I continuely do this.
Except today when we spent only $100 on groceries (food plus other household items) because I basically had all the ingredients for 4 meals. Our normal bill is closer to $200 if not over, thanks to my unintentional stockpiling or me picking random recipes that has ingredients I rarely use.
The funny part is I had started out thinking that I'd check my supplies before I'd check my recipes but I didn't.
One of the few times OCD pays off, haha.