Start using an old PC as a router (make sure it has 2 good NIC's) for your home. Router software such as Untangle and pfSense are perfectly able to block whatever communication takes place between IoT devices and the outside world. You know, in case you don't care about IoT, but aren't able to buy whatever device you need without IoT.
Heck, learn to use this class of software and see how much control you get over the bandwidth of your internet connection. Untangle is powerful and comes with a rather nice and easier to understand interface, while pfSense is pure awesome in getting extremely fine grained control, but it is not as easy (without a firm grasp of networking concepts and terminology). Untangle's basic package is free, for the extra's you will need to pay and there are options to buy support if you need it. Stock pfSense is much more feature complete and free to use, can be extended with free and paid for additions and there are options to buy support if you need it.
In case you are concerned about the costs of running such a device, Untangle does require a more powerful old PC to make it work, while pfSense has (much) lower hardware requirements and it is also a lot smaller download if you are into such things. Both are completely manageable by a web browser, so whether you go for Untangle or pfSense on an old PC, this PC won't need a monitor, keyboard or mouse. Whichever solution you choose, neither will add much to your electricity bill. Web interfaces make this a moot point, but Untangle is linux-based, while pfSense uses BSD as operating system.
5 Years ago I started using Untangle (v9.x) as a router on a 5 year old PC. Last week this computer broke down and there was no way to get it up and running again. So I took a look at the latest offering of Untangle (v11.x) and thought to take a look at alternatives. Now I use the pfSense router software on a old clunker I created from spare parts that I had laying around. My impressions so far are very, very good.
The insights about bandwidth usage you get from using pfSense together with the Ntop extension is nothing short of amazing. Extensive and clearly represented in different visual ways. Very helpful. Prioritizing types of network traffic, strictly or fluidly assigning only a percentage of bandwidth to applications and/or computer(s) at any given time of the day, package inspection, spam pre-filtering, parental controls...it's all there and won't cost you a dime in pfSense. Besides spending time figuring this out, that is.
So, for people that think the negatives of IoT outweigh the positives and are willing to do some work, they can get a sense of control back by getting, "grokking" and applying router software.