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7 Reasons To Cancel Your Cable Today!

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7 Reasons To Cancel Your Cable Today!

Do you still have cable? Are you considering canceling your cable to save more money? Canceling your cable is a great way to potentially save over $200 per month!

Here are 7 reasons to cancel your cable today!

1. It’s not 1995 anymore!

Back in 1995, everyone had cable and it was almost required then. There were only a few cable companies and they had limited cable options, but we all blindly purchased their cable plans anyway. However, we don’t have to subscribe to cable companies at all. There are other options.

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2. Watching cable TV is a waste of time.

Watching TV can be a huge waste of time. How many times have you sat down to watch “just one” of your favorite TV shows and realized that they are having a marathon. Eight hours later … you’ve accomplished absolutely nothing and just wasted the entire day.

3. Watching cable TV is a waste of money, too!

Spending $200 per month on cable TV is a lot of money that could be better spent on just about anything else. Do you ever wish that you had an extra $200? Well, here you go: cancel your cable and you’ll have that extra $200 per month.

4. There are cheaper alternatives to cable TV.

If you must watch your favorite TV shows and movies, then are still much cheaper ways to watch TV. Cable is probably the most expensive way to watch TV these days.

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Apple TV: The Apple TV is a one-time cost of approximately $100, but it allows you to connect to Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes and many other applications to watch TV for practically free. You can even rent a movie using iTunes for a low cost of less than $5 for those days you want to watch a movie with the kids at home.

Redbox: This is an awesome, low-cost way to watch movies at home for only $1 per movie per night. Rent the movie at a Redbox kiosk and return it the next day. Very easy and highly recommended!

Roku: There is a one-time cost of between $40 and $110 for a Roku because there are several different models and prices vary across regions. But this is just a one-time cost and it offers hundreds of channels.

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Netflix: This is a very popular and inexpensive way to watch TV shows and movies for only $8 per month! Wow, that’s much better than $200 per month! Many people are now canceling their cable and relying just on Netflix.

5. Do you really need 500 cable TV channels anyway?

I am always amazed when friends show me how they have over 500 cable TV channels. Wow, I’m not impressed at all! Seriously! It does not make you cool. It makes you wasteful of your money. How many of these TV channels do you really watch?

6. You don’t need cable.

When you stop and consider it, having cable TV is really just a want and certainly not a need. If you’re truly looking for ways to save money, then canceling your cable is an excellent option to save over $200 per month.

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7. You will become much more productive without cable.

Once you finally make that difficult decision to cancel your cable, you will instantly have more time and become much more productive. Yes, instantly! Think about the hours you spend watching TV daily. That time can be spent studying for school, or playing with your kids, or learning a new hobby. Doesn’t that sound exciting?!

Stop reading and cancel your cable company today!

That one phone call could save you over $200 per month, or $2400 per year!

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Are you willing to make that call? Why, or why not? Let us know in the comments.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2021

The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

  1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
  2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
  3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
  4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
  5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

Now on to the checklist!

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Here is how your checklist should look

1. CAMPSITE GEAR

  • Tent, poles, stakes
  • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
  • Extra tarp or canopy
  • Sleeping bag for each camper
  • Sleeping pad for each camper
  • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Chairs
  • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
  • Lantern
  • Lantern fuel or batteries

2.  KITCHEN

  • Stove
  • Fuel for stove
  • Matches or lighter
  • Pot
  • French press or portable coffee maker
  • Corkscrew
  • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
  • Food-storage containers
  • Trash bags
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
  • Cups, mugs
  • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • soap
  • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
  • Paper towels
  • Extra bin for washing dishes

3. CLOTHES

  • Clothes for daytime
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimsuits
  • Rainwear
  • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Gloves
  • Hats

4. PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Toothbrush, toiletries
  • Soap

5. OTHER ITEMS

  • Camera
  • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
  • Maps, area information

This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

Featured photo credit: Scott Goodwill via unsplash.com

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