How to Make a Sharky Steam Mop Pad Replacement

With clean bath towel and tshirt.

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How to Make a Sharky Steam Mop Pad Replacement
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Found a used steam mop at the thrift store but had no mop head and the price of replacements was higher than I could afford.

Found a used steam mop at the thrift store but had no mop head and the price of replacements was higher than I could afford.

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Did have old clean bath towel.

Did have old clean bath towel.

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Center shark on full sheet of newspaper.

Center shark on full sheet of newspaper.

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Fold over sides to gauge width. Newspaper was wide enough.

Fold over sides to gauge width. Newspaper was wide enough.

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However other two sides longer.

However other two sides longer.

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Mark about 2 inches up.

Mark about 2 inches up.

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Move edge of map to guide mark and use a ruler to make a line.

Move edge of map to guide mark and use a ruler to make a line.

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Complete line to edge. I used edge of mop as ruler.

Complete line to edge. I used edge of mop as ruler.

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Fold paper in half and then into quarter.

Fold paper in half and then into quarter.

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Used scissors to cut out pattern.

Used scissors to cut out pattern.

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Unfold and you have your pattern.

Unfold and you have your pattern.

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Place the pattern on the towel.

Place the pattern on the towel.

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I did not pin the pattern to the towel. You could, but I just cut away holding pattern in place as i went along.

I did not pin the pattern to the towel. You could, but I just cut away holding pattern in place as i went along.

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Done!

Done!

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Turn up towel edge about 1.5 inch and cut half inch slashes to make holes.

Turn up towel edge about 1.5 inch and cut half inch slashes to make holes.

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Like this. Continue cutting slashes all the way around the entire diameter.

Like this. Continue cutting slashes all the way around the entire diameter.

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Now, you are going to make a drawstring from the bottom hem of an old tshirt.

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Cut a 2 inch slash.

Cut a 2 inch slash.

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Like this.

Like this.

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And rip along the bottom of shirt to make a strip like this one.

And rip along the bottom of shirt to make a strip like this one.

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Use a safety pin as a sewing needle (or you could just use your fingers).

Use a safety pin as a sewing needle (or you could just use your fingers).

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Thread in and out of holes.

Thread in and out of holes.

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All the way around till you have made a bag.

All the way around till you have made a bag.

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Open it up.

Open it up.

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Center the mop.

Center the mop.

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Tighten drawstring.

Tighten drawstring.

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Make a pretty double knotted bow.

Make a pretty double knotted bow.

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Oiula! Ready to steam mop. Let's give it a try...

Oiula! Ready to steam mop. Let's give it a try...

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Add water. Instructions say use distilled water but for my first run using tap water.

Add water. Instructions say use distilled water but for my first run using tap water.

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Plug it in. This model starts steaming within a minute.

Plug it in. This model starts steaming within a minute.

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Instructions say don't leave standing in one spot as hot steam could damage floors.

Instructions say don't leave standing in one spot as hot steam could damage floors.

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You pump as you mop to generate steam.

You pump as you mop to generate steam.

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Spray tough spots with solution of 1/4 apple cider vinegar, few drops dish soap, and 2 cups water.

Spray tough spots with solution of 1/4 apple cider vinegar, few drops dish soap, and 2 cups water.

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Much better.

Much better.

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GROSS but it works!

GROSS but it works!

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Wash to reuse. Make sure you retie drawstring so you don't lose it in the wash.

Wash to reuse. Make sure you retie drawstring so you don't lose it in the wash.

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Please "heart" this guide while I'll be steaming away at my yucky floors.

Please "heart" this guide while I'll be steaming away at my yucky floors.

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