If you have kids, I’m sure you have or have had a bean bag chair in your home at one point or another. If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried and failed a few times when refilling bean bag chairs or ottomans. And then finally given up and just Amazon Primed a new one after the huge mess you just created all over the floor. Well, if you’re tired of replacing your bean bag chairs and ottomans every year, check out the easiest and fastest way to Refill a Bean Bag Chair Without the Mess!
Bean bag chairs are fun and functional for kids of all ages. They serve a great purpose being able to pick them up and toss them over your shoulder, easily moving them from room to room. I love a good bean bag chair or ottoman (a mom version of a bean bag chair) just about a month after you bring it home from the store. Usually the first few days or weeks it’s a bit stiff and borderline uncomfortable. Once that bean bag is worn in, it’s perfect! Fast forward a year or so and they’re just the worst, all worn and flat. Then comes the tricky decision— to refill or not to refill?!
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Want to know how you can easily Refill a Bean Bag Chair Without the Mess? Just a few household supplies and you’re all set.
- 2 plastic cups
- Duct Tape
- Baby Powder
- Refill Beans
- Paperclip to unzip if needed
- Cut out the bottoms of both of your cups.
- Open the bean bag chair and squeeze baby powder into the beans to help reduce the static.
- Open the bean bag refill bag by cutting the corner just enough to insert a cup. Squeeze baby powder into the beans to help reduce the static in this bag.
- First, insert a cup into the bean bag chair, with the open bottom side facing down into the bean bag about 1.5”. Secure the cup to the bean bag with the duct tape by applying the tape around the base of the cup.
- Second, insert a cup into the refill bag, with the open-top side or the side you would drink from facing down into the refill bag about 1.5”. Secure the cup to the refill bag with the duct tape.*Next comes the part that is easier with 2 people if possible but 1 can do it if needed.
- Carefully insert the cups into each other. Slowly begin to work the beans from the refill bag to the bean bag chair. Be mindful of not overflowing the cups and making the mess you’re trying to avoid. *If needed, add more baby powder if you’re noticing that the flow of beans is slow and sticky. Adding more powder reduces static electricity and the stickiness of the beans.
- Once your bean bag has reached desired fullness, you can remove the cups and seal the bags.
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If you’ve got an old bean bag or ottoman you want to toss, you can transfer the beans to freshen up another one before you toss it!
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.