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Kick-start the new year off with whole new you

There’s no better time to build new habits and get organised for the year ahead. This week “CityNews” showcases the places that will help you refresh, whether it’s a new wardrobe, new house or new hobbies.

After the hard year that was, now’s the perfect time to make changes for a healthier and more productive you. 

This week “CityNews” showcases the places that will help you refresh, whether it’s a new wardrobe, new house or new hobbies.

Experienced packers save time and stress

The local team at House to Home are experienced packers who have been helping Canberrans get their property ready for sales, renovations, insurance work, downsizing and relocating for more than 12 years, says co-owner Renee Le Grande.

“Our expert team will save you hours of time and stress by packing all your personal belongings, household items, right through to packing up the shed,” she says.

“Our team offers a personalised service and recognises every client is unique and has different needs and expectations.

“Some people want the kitchen, bathroom and wardrobes packed, others want absolutely everything including the garden pots at the front door.”

Renee says her business also offers a full walk-in walk-out service, where clients hand over their keys and the staff completely clear the property, remove the furniture, take necessary items to a charity store, get the old property cleaned, and set everything up again in the new home.

House to Home. Call 0457 456767 or visit

Breathable, natural sustainable clothing

South Pacific Hemp’s manager Sue Booth says the store celebrates the versatile benefits of the plant.

“We support Australian small businesses and producers who work with hemp, an eco-friendly, sustainable material that can be used in a myriad of products,” she says.

“We have branched out to a new clothing wholesaler – Braintree – offering an extended women’s range of dresses, jumpsuits and tank tops.

“Our clothing is designed for wearability and versatility, is breathable, natural and easy to care for.”

This month, Sue says South Pacific Hemp is offering a variety of specials.

“When you spend $200 in store, or online, you will receive a free hemp tee, valued at $70,” she says. 

“For every other $100 you spend, you will go into the draw to win a fabulous hemp hamper valued at $416.”

Sue says the draw will take place on January 31. Senior card holders get a 5 per cent discount on in-store purchases, while all customers can enjoy free postage Australia wide, she says. 

Sue says South Pacific Hemp’s selection of products extends to a collection of hemp foods, hemp seed oils, with balms and skin creams, babycare, homewares, bags and accessories, fabrics and pet products.

“Come ask us about what the hemp plant offers, from the benefits of CBD oil to the selection of skincare and beauty products,” she says

South Pacific Hemp, 84 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. Call 0431 318898, or visit

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