Monday, 8 April 2019

What Do the Package Colors Say?

During the discussion about product packaging, we usually talk about the safety and design a product gets. In this article, we are going to talk about the design factor.

Normally, people think of a package design as a combination of random colors which are aimed at making a combination in collaboration with each other. But the matter of fact is that they are not random at all. The package colors mainly deliver a message which triggers emotional response in the customers.

Here, it would be worth mentioning what the package colors say.

Black color

Generally, black color is used in the packaging of products belonging to top-tier. It is mainly associated with elegance. However, it tends to trigger different emotions in different parts of the world. When you want to sell your product on global scale, you can select this color based on the type of product and the audience you want to target.

White color

If you want your product package to look simple, you can pick white color. White color represents peace and calmness. It can also represent creativity. It means that with white color of packaging, you have endless possibilities to show your creativity to your audience.

Red color

If you want your package to attract attention, you can use a bold color as red. And since this color gets the metabolism going, it is used for the foods. Red color is also associated with the feeling of excitement and passion.


The orange color represents fun. Orange, brown and yellow are correlated to each other from the perspective of packaging as all of these colors represent low cost. It means that if you want to show your customers that your product is cheaper, you can give the product orange, yellow or brown color.


Green color represents nature. This color is commonly associated with the health, wellness and money. If you want to connect your product with the environment, you can use green color on the packaging. Nevertheless, you have to keep in mind that green color on the packages is forbidden in certain countries.


In some situations, you would want your products to invoke some kind of imagination in the minds of the customers. It’s a no-brainer that you are going to have to use colors for this purpose. The right color that you can use to invoke imagination is the purple color.


Blue is the color of reliability of trust. Different shades of blue can be associated with different several meanings. If you are selling a serious product, you can color its package the bolder blue. If you want your package to reflect creativity, you can use light blue color.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

How much cash should I stash - before I dash?

So you’re thinking about moving out? If this is your first time away from your parents, then you may be thinking party time!

That said, you must be careful not to neglect what’s really important here - How are you gonna afford to pay your own bills? In this article, we’ll break things down!

So first and foremost, you must ask yourself - Am I truly ready for this? This is an important assessment because you’ll accumulate a wide range of expenses outside of just paying the rent.

To get things rolling, you can get key insight from the people you trust the most, like friends, siblings, parents and loved ones. They’ll be able to provide first hand experience about what it was like when they moved out for the first time.

You’ll also want to gauge your current expenses. This can give you a good indication of how much you’re already spending. And once you come to a hard figure, then look for any hidden expenses that may occur.

Additionally, you’ll want to make a budget. This will help you determine just how much you should pay for rent. There’s generally two ways of going about this. The first and most common method is to divide your monthly income by 3. And the second way is to divide your annual income by 4. It really doesn’t matter which way you choose. But what’s most important here is that you stay within your means.

Most apartments will want a security deposit up front. This figure is generally double the amount of the rent you should pay. That said, you should get your cash back at the end of your lease - that is, if you don’t trash the place! And don’t forget to factor in any additional charges, like credit and background checks. These should generally between $30 and $100.

As for moving costs, they can vary depending on how far you plan to live, and can range up to $1000. If you rent a truck for around $40 - $150, and move everything yourself, you’ll save on paying for labor. Heck, you can even use cheap moving boxes that you may have laying around. The downside to this method is you may mess up some of your own stuff in the process, being that you’re not a professional. That said, hiring a professional moving company can be a bit pricer at around $300 - $600, but chances are, your stuff won’t break, even though they’ll most likely be using their own cheap moving boxes as well. :-) Keep in mind that it’s more if you’re planning on leaving the state. Then you have to factor in gas prices, motel stays and other transit expenses that may apply.

If this is your first move, then furniture may not be a huge deal for you, and you probably won’t have much to fill those cheap moving boxes with. So you’ll save money up front. If you look into a partly furnished placed, it may be more expensive, because of the furniture add-ins. And with furniture, keep in mind that the better the quality, the more you’ll pay for it. I’d recommend picking up lamps, chairs and tables piece by piece from thrift stores and garage sales.

Utilities are always mandatory. After all, you gotta have your light, water, heat and electricity. Other utilities like cable and internet may not be as important. Getting renters insurance may be a bit pricey, at around $185 a month on average. But it may come in handy in the event of a flood or fire.

And food will always be at the top of your list of needs. You’ll most likely be eating out more initially, until you get the basic things for your kitchen, or learn how to cook without burning the place down! I’d say $150 should fill your pantry enough for the time being.

Transportation expenses will vary, depending on the location and proximity of your apartment. You’ll probably spend upwards of $100, depending on how you choose to move about.

That said, you should always be prepared for any unaccounted expenses that may pop up. Who knows when you’ll be out with friends and see that must-have hand bag, or that coveted roach farm you’ve been pining for all your life! You’ll probably want to have about $250 - $500 saved up, just to be on the safe side. I’d say after adding all of your expenses, you’ll be looking at around $2800 to $3700, to get things situated.

Happy Moving!