Our family has been living without a T.V. for about 2 years. I think this is one of the best ways we have simplified our lives. Not having a television not only frees up time to do more important things, it also frees up space in our home. Just think of being able to arrange furniture without the T.V. stand or entertainment cabinet, or without having to worry about where the cable connection is located.
I’m not saying that everything on television is bad or that watching T.V. every once in a while is a waste of time. There are lots of great eduational programs out there, but we’ve discovered that we can find most of the same information on the Internet or at our local library. If you’re family isn’t interested in getting rid of your television why don’t you try a T.V. free day or weekend. See what other things you can come up with to do together as a family.