Fifty-some bucks a month? With that I could get a facial, have a nice dinner with my husband, buy a new shirt or maybe two, or I could go have coffee with a friend about ten times. That was one of the many positive things that came from doing the unthinkable: turning off our cable!
I know, I thought I was crazy, too. What in the world would I do without Project Runway, Intervention, and all things TLC, HGTV and MTV? But hey, I would still have Grey's Anatomy, Survivor, and Dancing with the Stars. (We still kept the basic channels for $13 so we wouldn't go completely insane and could still watch the news and check the weather channel.)
Now, instead of sitting in front of the boob tube all day, we have found other ways to occupy our time. For instance, we now do crazy things like go for walks, dance to music on the radio, play in the yard, and get creative with play dough, paint, and our imagination. Living without cable also makes going to hotels and spending the day at my in-laws a little more exciting cause I can flip through channels I haven't already seen a hundred times that day. And I also seem to have found a crazy thing that had eluded me before: time! I have so much more time to get housework done, go grocery shopping, plan menus, etc...
So we have basically payed ourselves for having more time to play and get things done. Cutting the cable worked for us! For more great tips, head over to Rocks in my Dryer.