GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Twin Cities’ Consumers’ Checkbook’s executive editor, Kevin Brasler, and his staff went hunting for secondhand bargains and saved big on everything from baby gear to cookware, laptops, and more. 

He has the scoop on what you need to know to find great stuff that’s new to you. And you’ll help the planet in the process.

Moving season is ramping up, as well. If you’re relocating, Checkbook has new ratings of local moving companies for quality and price, and has advice to help you get to your new address with less stress. 

Is your refrigerator running? If not, you’re probably scrambling to find a fix. When your major home appliances go offline, it can feel like a far-from-minor problem. Checkbook has advice about whether you should repair or replace an old appliance and can guide you to local companies to get you up and running for a fair price. 

 Full access to Checkbook.org is available for KARE viewers until June 20.