For many of us, going to the store is a weekly event, and we often shop in a scattered manner, so we sometimes buy things we don’t need, etc. Instead of doing that for a week or two, except for fruits or veggies you need, use up what you have. I’ve been trying to do that to clean out my pantry and while it can be difficult some days to work with what I’ve got, it’s also pretty cool to save up a bit and discover new recipes I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. If you’re not the most creative in the kitchen, don’t worry! https://www.supercook.com/#/recipes is a great resource to help. Plug in what you have and it’ll show you different recipes using those ingredients. You may need one or two things, but there are lots of great things that can be substituted out.