Hello you Netflix & Tivo subscribers and chronic movie renters and library DVD checker-outers and movie buyers. How many unwatched shows do you have sitting around? And how long have they been waiting for your attention?
If they don't linger for long, then good for you. Carry on, just be sure that anything in your home at the start of the weekend, gets some action by the end of it.
However, for the rest of us, with, oh for example, two unwatched movies bought months ago and two Netflix discs that only arrived a few days ago but only because I sent back the two that had sat there for weeks I tell you weeks, here's the plan:
– cancel the Netflix account
– don't buy any new movies until you've watched the ones you already bought
– only check out things you'll definitely watch tonight or tomorrow.
Take that subscription money and those saved late fees and foolish expenditure funds and put 80% of it into savings and invest the rest in really good chocolate. Now THAT I bet you'll take care of tonight.
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This also applies to unlistened to podcasts and unwatched video podcasts. If you subscribed with the best of intentions but find yourself just never getting to it, unsubscribe. Your hard drive will thank you. 🙂
My rule of thumb is, I record whatever strikes my fancy, and if I haven’t watched it within 3 weeks, I’ll delete it. Or it’ll just delete itself when the TiVo runs out of space, but that hasn’t happened yet.
I finally figured out that I was hanging onto my Netflix account for the queue, so I copied the list and cancelled my account. I just haven’t been using it as much now that I have Tivo and it was time to move on…