Since I began couponing and shopping for the best deals, my pantry has become so well stocked, I’m often not sure where to put everything. Initially we were still spending the same amount of money on groceries, just coming home with a lot more in our shopping bags. Now that my pantry is almost ready to overflow, the spending is slowing down and I’m finding that there is less I need to buy each week when I go shopping. I am starting to plan my menus around what’s on hand instead of making a menu and then shopping for it. Lately I’ve only needed to buy things like milk, bread, meat, and produce, so I’m hoping to keep that going for a while. I’ve only bought dry goods and canned goods that have deals to good to pass up the last few weeks. Hopefully I will start to see our credit card bill shrinking each month as I spend less and less per week on groceries. Yay!