1-A-Week: Week 24 & 25: Cut the cord

Jun 28, 2011 by

I actually cut the cord a few years ago.  I was getting so tired of hearing the home phone ring.  I would never answer it because it was only a wrong number or someone trying to sell me something despite being on the no-call list.   Anyone who really wanted to reach me would just email or use my cell phone, so I finally did it.

I cut the cord.  I got rid of my home phone service.  My wife and I both had cell phones anyway, so why did we need another line?

Its been one of those Best Things Ever that I’ve done.   I’ve never needed a home phone since and do not miss paying all that money for something I never used.

I almost went with a VOIP system to keep the home phone, but use my internet as the connection, but instead I just got rid of it altogether.

Except I never got rid of the phones.  I put them in a box and just found them the other day.  So my 1AW for last week and this week is to get rid of all my old land line phones.

I’ve been having great success getting rid of my old stuff on eBay and making some cash doing so, so I’m putting my old phone on eBay for someone that could use it.

If you still have a home phoneline in addition to your cell phone you might want to look and see if you still need it.

  • Are you using it?
  • Could you just use your cell phone and eliminate that monthly bill?

I highly recommend cutting the cord.   One of the best things I’ve done and I wish I had done it sooner.


1AW is a project by which I’m getting rid of at least 1 thing each week that I do not need, want, or use anymore. Doing at least one thing per week helps me reduce the clutter in my life and make room for what is truly important.

What are you getting rid of this week? Leave a comment and let me know.