Yes- It's true.
I know you didn't expect it but
I HAVE A SHARK.
When I said NEW PAD did you think of
something like this?
Well, I hate to disappoint you but I am talking about
THIS KIND OF SHARK
A Shark steam mop
By the way,
This is NOT a paid advertisement for them.
I have had my Shark for about 5 or 6 years
and it is still going strong,
although someone that shall remain nameless,
was trying to "help" and
pushed the mop SIDEWAYS...helllooooo.
and now my handle has some tape on it.
I have lots of hardwood floors and
this really cleans great.
the pads are pretty bad.
Yeah- so bad I don't want to show them to you.
New they look like this.
Let's just say my own are no longer white!
I decided to make my own using old towels that I
no longer want to use personally.
First I made a pattern-tracing around the head
of the cleaner
I added about 1/2"
when I cut out the pattern.
I cut out three layers of terry
from an old towel.
I saved the end pieces that were hemmed.
Then I zig-zagged the edges of the three pieces together.
I then took the end pieces of the towel and
cut two strips to go across the "top" of the head
putting one on each end I then
stitched them in place using a zig-zag stitch..
Then I turned them right side out
I then put them on
the head to "fit" them.
That way they will stay in place as you are
moving the mop back and forth.
See the pins?
I put velcro under each pin and
also on the piece below it
(stitching them in place)
Here is how it looks on the bottom.
Is it pretty?
Nope! But it sure is functional AND cheap
and it took less than 15 minutes from
start to finish!
Steam cleaned floors are REALLY clean-
Just like I like them!
Oh- yeah- there is one more kind of shark, too.
A LOAN SHARK.
You will want to avoid him at all costs!