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What to Do with Your Time After Cutting Cable

What to do with your time after cutting the cable

Millions of people are cutting their cable due to the rising costs and the lack of quality programming. But what will you do with your time after cutting cable?


There are many people and organizations that could use your help. You could spend some time volunteering in an area that you are passionate about.  Serve in a food pantry, become a Big Brother or Big Sister or simply donate your time teaching teen moms about parenting.

Read a book

Reading seems to be a lost art, but libraries still exist! Check out some books and learn something new.

Play video games

There is a video game for everyone and if you have a game system, it might be time to plug it in and play with your kids.

Play board or card games

Before television, many families spent quality time together by playing board or card games. There are other games on the market besides Monopoly or Scrabble. Game manufacturers come out with hundreds of new games every year and some of them really are fun.

Learn something new

Have you always wanted to learn to knit or sew? How about learning how to change your own oil? You can spend the time learning something new and you may even be able to make a little side money with your new skill.

Go to college

Even if you don't have a college in your neighborhood, you could take online classes and get that college degree you have always wanted. You might even make a few new friends.

Get to know your neighbors

After televisions became commonplace in homes, people stopped talking to their neighbors. Take this opportunity and introduce yourself to those that live near you. Make them dinner, get to know their interests and let your kids play together.


So many Americans are obese now thanks to a sedentary lifestyle. When you cut the cable you can spend time getting active whether you are exercising on the treadmill, going for a walk or playing a sport.

Get to know your kids

So many parents know very little about their children because of a lack of quality time in the home. Take the time to talk to your kids and get to know them. They may surprise you.

There are so many things you can do that will enrich your life more than the television ever could. What activities do you do instead of watching the cable?

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Comments (5)

You nailed this one, Taylor. Outstanding tips and advice.

Great suggestions and I wish my husband would give up cable.

We would have gotten rid of it a lot sooner but my husband was a bit addicted to it! But then the price jumped and we could no longer afford it. Now he is addicted to YouTube!

Taylor, this is a great suggestion, but I am hooked and it's my guilty pleasure!!! xoxoxo

These are all excellent ideas. I grew up without cable, and only three TV channels, so our family regularly played card and board games and visited with neighbours and friends. Also, I read a lot of books. Any of these activities you suggest are so much more rewarding than sitting glued to cable TV.