Following my mother's example, I always made out a weekly menu & purchased what was necessary for that week. In my 50's I remarried. New husband insists we have everything under the sun stored in the house. We shop to replace items that are runny low. It's just the 2 of us & I see a problem with his method. I am frequently throwing food away because of the expiration date. We've discussed it, but this is the only way he wants to do it.