Clean Start Challenge: Multi-tasking
Have you been following the Clean Start Challenge 2010? My buddy Zakiyyah is tackling her goals of losing weight and getting her finances on track. It is now week 8, and Pledge has challenged each finalists to muli-task their way through their goals.
Watch Zakiyyah's latest video, where she combines an errand with exercise, and some wedding planning with a friend. The fresh Spring air is a great motivator, and she made it all the way to the post office! I love how Zakiyyah saved money on gas with this task, while getting a fantastic workout without a costly gym membership.
One of Zakiyyah's challenges is planning a wedding on a budget. I remember planning my own wedding, and with so many details to worry about, multi-tasking was a must! It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the last-minute loose ends.
Here are some tips for planning a big event on a budget, with a little multi-tasking thrown in:
- Start with a list. Prioritize each task by order of importance.
- Utilize free online resources to organize ideas, communicate, and keep track of guest lists. SpringPad is a free personalized organizer I recommend.
- Keep it simple! The saying "less is more" could not be more true for a major event. Focus on simple, beautiful details that will stand out, rather than lots of fluff.
- Combine errands to save on time and gas. For example, schedule your visit to the florist along with the baker, the photographer, and so forth.
- Ask for help! Tap into your greatest resource- your family and friends. Recruit your crafty Aunt for help with favors. Put a cousin in charge of photography. You never know what hidden talents and skills they might lend to your event.