Personal Care

When you have a beard it takes a bit more effort than simply shaving it all off every morning. Once a beard has reached its optimum length it must be regularly trimmed to keep it at this length, otherwise it’ll soon become a chaotic mass of tangles. My last beard trimmer packed it in, so I was on the hunt for a new one.

There were certainly plenty of choices on the market, and in nearly every price range. I was hoping to find something for around $100, not cheap enough to last only a few months, but not so expensive that it would take forever to pay the credit card bill later.

I found that reading the online reviews on sites such as Amazon was immensely helpful. Reading the best beard trimmer reviews on ShaverGuru helped me to discern many of the beard trimmer’s qualities. Will it get the job done? Will it provide a comfortable trim, or will it yank and pull hairs? Will it last beyond its warranty date? And finally, did the purchasers receive what was advertised, and did the box arrive free of damage?

After doing a bit of research I found the best beard trimmer the Panasonic ER-GB80-S. I found some really impressive reviews about this beard trimmer, so I decided to purchase it. This beard trimmer has actually won awards for Panasonic, so it must be good.

ERGB80SThis beard trimmer is cordless and rechargeable, and has a light grey plastic front with black back. The black portion of the trimmer is made from a rubberized material, which helps to make it anti-slip, even when wet. It can be used to trim either dry or wet.

It comes with three different trimming combs, the charger cord, cleaning brush, and motor oil. It can also be used to trim body hair or the head too.

The on button is located to the bottom front of the shaver, with a beard length dial located at the middle. I was able to move it with my thumb to choose the optimum length of beard trim. It adjusts smoothly and easily to the length I needed. Together with the three different combs, the trimmer offers a choice of thirty-nine different precision settings, enabling for a truly personalized trim. The trimmer can also sculpt, cut, and detail.

The blades built within the beard trimmer are super-sharp and durable. They are positioned at an optimum 45 degree angle for the most effective trim. The trimmer cuts quickly and effectively, leaving behind a great looking beard. The blades are made from hypo-allergenic steel, and are suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

I was able to trust this beard trimmer to give me a neat and comfortable trim. It made the maintenance of my beard much simpler and easier, whether at home, or in the men’s washroom at work prior to an important meeting. The Panasonic ER-GB80-S can be easily washed under a running tap to clean it out.

Panasonic-ER-GB80-S-Body-and-Beard-Trimmer-three-combThere’s also a slide-up trimmer in the front, which enables the trimming of mustache and sideburns more simply.

One charge gave me fifty minutes of trimming time but I could also use it with the cord plugged in. This was handy in cases where I might have forgotten to plug it in the day before, so didn’t have to wait for it to be charged up in order to use it.

This trimmer is priced under $120, making it an affordable choice. The universal voltage makes it suitable to take the trimmer for travel around the world. It’s important to replace the blades at regular intervals to keep the trimmer working perfectly. This one takes the WER9605P trimmer blade. It’s also a great way to protect the environment by only replacing blades instead of tossing your entire electric trimmer in the trash.

Overall, I was happy with the purchase of my Panasonic ER-GB80-S. I think this is one of the best beard trimmer on the market today. It fit comfortably in my hand, and the anti-slip grip kept me from dropping it in the sink. Give it a try, if you have a beard like me, you’ll enjoy using it too.


It always happens that the old vacuum cleaner dies at the least opportune moment. You need your house spic and span for company on the weekend, but suddenly, a loud jarring mechanical sound is heard from the old vacuum, and next thing you know you’re waving smoke out of the air, and sweeping up the debris that’s fallen all over the floor. In these instances it’s time to toss the old vacuum cleaner into the trash, and start searching for the best vacuum cleaner.

I didn’t have a lot of time to search for the best vacuum cleaner. It involved me perusing five models at a popular big box store in town. I finally decided on the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright NV356E vacuum cleaner, and brought it home.

With not a moment to spare, I quickly had it set up. The box claimed that this model would be perfect to vacuum stairs, hardwood floors, carpet, furniture, and even the ceiling. I’d been mistaken in my belief that the best vacuum cleaner couldn’t be versatile, but my new vacuum cleaner purchase certainly proved me wrong.


It wasn’t long before the canister filled up, but it still retained the same suction power. This was great as I didn’t have time to empty the canister as four rooms in my home had to be vacuumed as quickly as possible.

I was impressed by the HEPA filter. My old vacuum cleaner would have me sniffling and sneezing, but I could breathe easier with my new Shark Navigator. It contains a washable HEPA filter that screens out dust and allergens, so that only clean air is passed through to the outside.


This vacuum cleaner comes with a power head which is perfect for vacuuming carpets, but another attachable floor head worked better for hardwood floors and tiled floors. On the base of this attachment is a microfiber pad.This attachment is called the Dust-Away hardwood floor attachment. The microfiber pad grabs tiny microparticles that you can’t normally see.

Like most families, we had an assortment of pets, resulting in the constant vacuuming of carpet, couch, and chairs. My Navigator also included a pet tool attachment. It worked great at vacuuming up pet hair that was deeply embedded into the upholstery of my chairs. I was impressed that it didn’t take me half an hour to clean one chair, and that my hands and arms weren’t tired afterwards, even though the furniture looked spotless. I wasn’t even upset when the cats immediately jumped up onto the chair for sleep.

Besides making vacuuming up pet hair simpler, the pet hair and fur didn’t clog up the tools, nor did it wrap itself around the brushes. It made maintenance of the vacuum cleaner much simpler too.

The tubing of the vacuum could also be detached from the main unit. This enabled me to vacuum up the cobwebs that had accumulated in the corners of my room. I was also impressed with how much easier it was to vacuum the stairs.

Once I was done cleaning, I found it easy to detach the canister and empty it into the garbage. This was far easier than messing around with a vacuum cleaner bag. I could even rinse it under the sink to get it clean.


The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright NV356E is priced at around $140, making it an affordable all-purpose vacuum cleaner. You won’t need to purchase a handheld vac as the tubing lifts out from the main unit, and you can add whatever tools you wish. Overall, I think this is one of the best vacuum cleaner on the market today. I was quite happy with my Shark Navigator purchase.


Some people enjoy the routine of cleaning a home but I’m one person who hates it. The sooner it’s done the better, but not only must it look clean, but be disinfected as well to keep the family healthy. Often we learn to clean from our mothers, and that isn’t always the best way to do it. I learned a lot from others on how to best clean my home. Here’s a few things I learned to help you too.

The pros spray cleanser all over surfaces, and then leave to tackle another task. Even though they may use industrial strength cleansers we’d be hesitant to use at home, we can still use our natural cleansers in the same way. So now I spray the bathroom down, go off to vacuum the hallway, and then return several minutes later to wipe down the bathroom. You’ll discover how much more quickly this process goes. Grime and grunge will easily wipe off counters and sinks. The toilet can be quickly scrubbed. Why spend minutes scrubbing it all down, when the cleansers will do the job for you?

Like many people, they chose to clean one room at a time. So, you know what happens. Four hours later you have one room done. How will I get my house clean in time for the weekend visitors? Well, according to experts you’re not supposed to zone clean. Apparently you can get the entire house clean in that four hours spent cleaning one room.

I decided to clean my home through task cleaning first. It begins with a tidy and toss. And then I can take the duster and dust all surfaces throughout the home. The next step is to vacuum the entire house.

The difference in this routine is that instead of tackling all of these chores for one room, you do the tasks for the entire home. Apparently picking up and putting down cleaning supplies and switching back and forth wastes time.

CleaningExperts also say to begin at the top of a room and work your way down. That way dust will fall downwards, which will all eventually be cleaned up by the time you get to the floor. You won’t be re-cleaning spots that you already did first, but then accidentally spilled something else on top and have to do it again.

Besides top to bottom, left to right works well too. This way you’ll remember what you’ve cleaned and won’t accidentally re-clean something you’ve already done.

Be sure to clean the tops of doorways and on tops of shelves. Dust accumulates up there and can actually dirty a room faster if you miss it.

Use two cloths to clean mirrors: one wet and then one dry. Be sure to wash door handles and knobs, locks, and faucets. These are crucial to preventing flu and cold bugs.

During your house cleaning if you forget to do one part don’t worry, as it can be covered next week.