Soon it’s going to be 2 years since we canceled our cable TV at home. Canceling cable was one of the best decisions we’ve made, not only because we are saving $540 a year, but mostly because it has given my husband and I more quality time together and free time to invest in things that are truly meaningful to us.
We chat more and share meals that we cook together, we also spend more time reading and being creative, and we get out of the house often for fun bike rides or walks by the beach.
We still watch TV every once in a while, but watching TV has become more entertaining, mainly because we are not as exposed to it as we used to. We are now able to select exactly what we want to view and are no longer flipping through channels for hours and being constantly interrupted by non sense commercials.
We select together the movies or series that we want to watch instead of being exposed to whatever is out there. We’ve been using Amazon.com and Red Box to rent movies and we do that about 3 times a month.
I also borrow movies, documentaries and TV series for free from my local library and lately we have been watching The Office, which I crack up to each time.
We sporadically watch TV shows online for free. A while back when NBC was broadcasting A.D on Sunday nights, we would catch up on the latest episode on NBC.com the following Monday. That was a lot of fun for us and totally free.
I have enjoyed our new system better and I hope that this post has somehow helped you see new possibilities for entertainment without cable TV.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!