During my use it up period I've been making a note of everything we have and when we use it up. When I came to look at the breakfast cupboard there is a lot of money in there. When they were on special offer we bought a huge box of the individual packets of porridge, not the cheapest way to do it but they're convenient for Dan to take to work etc. We had a full box - 22 sachets, 22 breakfast times for me just hanging around. Yes, I only spent one pound odd on them but even so.
Same with seeds, we have loads, we eat them every day but there are still lots of other things I can do with them. The last time I made soup I roasted the squash seeds and sprinkled them onto the soup. Well, we ate most of them while we waited for the soup, but even so. So the seeds can be our new weekend snack. I tend to use the oven on a Thursday or Friday so I can roast the seeds at the same time ready to ad to lunch or just to munch over the weekend so we're not tempted to sneak some crisps into the shopping basket.
Flour. This is a big one for us, again it's only cheap but it tends to hang around forever. Dan is king of the raspberry bun so we're starting to have them occasionally - I had them instead of a birthday cake *yum*. To use up the plain flour we've been making flatbreads and things like that.
We bought some toiletries not too long ago, then when Dan was sorting out his various drawers he found not one, but five bars of the soap we made last year! His drawers do smell nice though so at least they've been working hard in that regard.
Stationery, people just keep giving me notebooks! Every birthday and Christmas I will receive at least one notebook. I am still using paper I had when I did my A-Levels in 1996. I may take some to the shop as we always need scrap paper for things, good idea.
We still own quite a lot of books but we have slimmed them down a lot, same with clothes, there are some things I wear infrequently but I think I'm at the point where everything in the wardrobe is useful, other than two pairs of shoes I wish I wore more but it just doesn't seem practical. I almost certainly own more pyjamas than necessary but they all stay where they are, they're pretty much my favourite outfit!