First, we recently canceled delivery of our papers. We got our local paper on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I got this for the ads and coupons. I have not been very good about keeping up with my coupons (that's another story) and I began to feel like that instead of ads saving me money, they were really costing me money. I would often see something that was on sale and would put it on my list when if it hadn't been in the ad, I would have been fine without it. My husband would get the New York Times daily. While we cancelled that for financial reasons ($67/month) I am so happy to not have those papers all over the house. If he couldn't read the paper each day they would pile up until he could get to them. Good bye.
Second, I decided to not renew any of my magazines (see here for my magazine issue.) That's big for me because I was getting at least nine magazines. I never intended to subscribe to that many magazines. A few of them I got because I received an offer (because I had subscribed to a different magazine) where an entire issue wouldn't cost me much more than what a couple issues would have cost at newsstand price. They were great deals, so I thought, why not? I know that's how I got Redbook and Good Housekeeping. I won't miss most of these magazines and I will be so much better off not having them here. (And I won't let that happen again.)
I consider those decision to be