The Benefits of Buying Gently Used Goods

The idea of buying gently used or secondhand goods has been around for a long time, and many people have hopped on the bandwagon, openly purchasing not-new items. What some people might not know, however, is that there are many benefits that come with purchasing used goods! Not to mention, a growing number of stores–both brick and mortar and… Read More »

3 Tips for Buying Open Box or Refurbished Tools

Whether you’re a homeowner, DIY-er or all around handyman (or woman), chances are you have a few useful power tools in your arsenal. But inevitably, there comes a time when even the most trusted of power tools reaches their last leg, and repairs or a new battery won’t suffice as a fix. So, what can you do when… Read More »

5 Frugal Yet Memorable Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dads are special for so many different reasons, so it only makes sense that the best Father’s Day gifts aren’t one size fits all. Depending on what your dad is into, there’s a perfect gift out there for him. If you’re not sure where to start, we have you covered with five great Father’s Day gift ideas that… Read More »

Inkjet vs. Laser Printers: Which is Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new printer, you may be wondering: inkjet vs. laser — what’s the difference, and which is right for you? We all know the printer is an essential of any productive home office setup, but when it comes to choosing between the two printer types, the choice truly depends on your needs. I… Read More »

24 Creative Ways to Increase Your Average Steps Per Day

So, you’ve made a commitment to yourself to be more active — nice going! But between costly gym memberships, expensive exercise classes and increasingly busy schedules, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your commitments and fitness goals (without breaking the bank). Luckily, walking is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to stay active throughout the day —… Read More »

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Desktop

Despite what the tech mags keep telling us, the desktop computer isn’t dead! In fact, the noble desktop lives on as the chosen tool of graphic designers, PC gamers, small businesses, and everyday people alike. But buying a desktop means investing in more than a brand name. A desktop is like a friend you trust with your work,… Read More »

Clever Kitchen Appliance Hacks + Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Here at BLINQ, we’re all about being resourceful — and in the kitchen, that means saving on kitchen essentials, finding new and thoughtful ways to use ingredients, and making the most of your kitchen appliances. One kitchen appliance we can’t live without? The slow cooker; so we’ve decided to give one away! Whether it’s a hearty soup in… Read More »

10 Frugal Wedding Ideas for Brides on a Budget

I always said I was not going to make a big deal about getting married — much to my mother’s chagrin. But when I got engaged a few months ago, something changed inside me and my inner-wedding planner came out. What I realized pretty quickly, though, is that weddings are expensive. Like, sell your Plasma TV expensive. Luckily,… Read More »