Monday, October 24, 2011

Downsizing Netflix

A few weeks ago, Bart and I decided to downsize our Netflix from two movies out at a time to one.  We just aren't watching movies as quickly as we used to (we used to watch 2-4 movies a week, eek!) and would have one sitting around for at least a week before getting watched.
Then, we started thinking about it more...really, we rarely even watch movies on DVD, and half the time we rent them from a redbox or Blockbuster $1 box because we don't feel like watching the Netflix movie we have laying around.
So, on 11/11/11, we will no longer be Netflix DVD recipients.  We've really loved the ease of getting DVD's from them, but our watching habits have changed, and we feel the redbox and Blockbuster $1 box option is the way to go for us. 
We kept the Netflix instant streaming, though, b/c we love having a variety of movies right on hand for the boys to watch (and no DVD's to scratch, lose, break) and we LOVE watching their t.v. series.  We watched all of "Arrested Development" (did you hear they are maybe going to bring it back on t.v.?  EEK!  So excited), and are currently on the last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  We are discussing what series to watch next.  With my work schedule ( I work from home for a telecommunications company), it is easy to watch one episode before or after work, but not a full movie.
Best story about instant streaming (I think that is the right word?):  Ethan is potty training.  Ethan has not pooped in potty.  Ethan watched at least 2 or 3 episodes of kid cartoons as he sat on the potty.  That would not have happened if I had not had a netbook and Netflix :)  Nothing else happened either that trip, but hey, at least he tried!
Have any of you downsized Netflix yet?  Have you thought about doing it?  Or downsizing other technology type things?

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