To cover our car repair, I need to reduce all other spending. A first step is eating from the pantry and freezer. Let's not pretend that mine didn't need cleaning, anyway!
I took a couple of hours to wipe shelves, sort products, and list possible meals from the pantry and freezer. I can still buy fresh produce, but I need to convert "raw goods" like flour and sugar into waffles, bread, and snacks.
On my list for later today:
Check the desk for any checks which need to be deposited.
Gather all spare change from around the house.
See if there are any items which need to be returned to a store for cash or credit.
Box up old DVDs and CDs for the pawn shop that buys them outright.
Edited to change the title. "What to do when you're broke" just seemed too negative for this blog!