No More TV?

Mel at Our Blessed Arrows has posted her Frugal Fridays tip about getting rid of your TV. This is a timely post for me, as I have already been thinking hard about this.
There was a time in our family life that we spent a significant time without a TV, then one season we found ourselves with some extra cash, and we bought an entertainment center for the living room. One of those items in it was a TV. I felt a bit strange going back to having one and still am not at peace with the arrangement. If it is there in the house, it is usually on more than it should be, and I see how it makes my kids act out in unattractive ways when they have watched too much.
My husband and I talked a little about this just last night; if we got rid of it now, we wouldn’t really suffer much, because the one show we watch has the episodes available to watch online. Quite coincidentally, the shelf that holds up the TV gave way a couple of days ago, and now the thing is being held up by a subwoofer, a phone book, and an NIV Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Hmmm. The space given up by the TV would be perfect for storing CD’s that currently do not have a home.
I can see where not having one would save you money; off the top of my head, I can attribute at least $80 in spending as a result of watching TV: buying Season 1 and 2 of LOST.
See all the Frugal Friday tips here.

One Reply to “No More TV?”

  1. I love this! I ask myself if I am sure I really want to get rid of tv too. There was a brief time we had only local channels, and that almost meant no TV because we had no reception. Right now getting rid of TV is not an option, but if my husband ever decided that again, I know it will be a good thing, as long as we don’t let the internet replace the TV! I like the idea of only being able to watch one show online, and if I really want the boys to see educational shows, or we need to check the news, we could do it online. I don’t like watching TV on a computer; so it would certainly make me watch less.

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