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Ideas for Refilling for Bean Bag Chairs

Looking for an alternative for refilling beanbag chairs. Tired of refilling with styrofoam which doesn't last and when old can't be taken to recycling.

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February 19, 20030 found this helpful

Use rice.

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June 27, 20030 found this helpful

If you use a paper shredder the shredded paper works great for refilling bean bags also. When the paper gets flat recycle and fill again:)

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April 17, 20040 found this helpful

HEY TRY USING THE PLASTIC BAGS YOU GET WITH ALMOST EVERTHING THESE DAYS MOSTLY GROCERY BAGS. THEY ARE RE FLUFFABLE

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November 17, 20040 found this helpful

How about dried beans? Then you really would have a "bean" bag chair!

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By david jones (Guest Post)
September 23, 20050 found this helpful

You could buy polystyrene beans like everyone else. You can bean bag refill online in the UK from http://www.bean-bag.co.uk

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January 25, 20060 found this helpful

Try www.polybeads.co.uk they are pretty good on price

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By Nancy (Guest Post)
November 5, 20060 found this helpful

Let's face it putting beans or rice in a bean bag makes it way to heavy. Buying refill beans is also expensive. I have put the packing peanuts in mine but they got flat really fast. So I started putting the missing or mismatched socks from the laundry in my sons bean bag. But I like the idea of the plastic bags, should go well with my socks.

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May 5, 20091 found this helpful

Way, way, way back when, they used to stuff homemade mattresses with pine needles - free stuffing if you live around pine trees. I do a lot of quilting - I am stuffing and old air mattress with those bits and pieces of leftover batting that are too small for anything else - so free stuffing - look around and then think outside the box to see stuffing from things you would have never thought of before.

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Anonymous
November 3, 20150 found this helpful

The stuffing from old pillows or foam mattresses is great for stuffing beanbags. Don't chuck them away, cut them up, or pull them apart into handfuls and fill up the beanbag. No choking hazard and free!

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Anonymous
April 9, 20160 found this helpful

i am thinking of using wood pellets for a pellet stove. fairly cheap. cheaper than the refill styrofoam but could be heavy.

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November 5, 20161 found this helpful

How about your child's stuffed animals? We have about a jillion that no one really plays with. After a while, we think tuck them inside the bean bag chair :)

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December 4, 20160 found this helpful

I've got an idea. LEAVES. What do you think?

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August 5, 20170 found this helpful

Would anything that could breaks down like leaves or pine needles (please someone suggest dog hair:) might get moldy? 'Cause, I got enough pine needles in my backyard for a convention center full of beanbag chairs!

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January 24, 20171 found this helpful

I just refilled my daughters bean bag chair with worn out clothes that weren't in good enough shape to donate. Works perfectly

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July 11, 20170 found this helpful

Great! Ecofriendly too.
Did u cut it into small scraps or filled in as large peices?

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M planning to use the same since a long time but was not sure about the final.weight and durability.

Your sharing experience here is encouraging.

Thanks a ton!

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January 30, 20170 found this helpful

what about wool? or may be small peices of sponge

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

Fiberfill for stuffing pillows/stuffed animals.

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March 5, 20170 found this helpful

Rice

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March 20, 20170 found this helpful

My idea was rice and cotton. Both all natural, rice smaller therefore softer and lighter than Beans nor pointy enough to hopefully not seep through or to hurt your child. Cotton is soft and can be manipulated.

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Cost maybe a little more and maybe you have to add or replace it every now and then but to the alternatives... It would definitely be worth it. If I come up with something else I'll try to answer.

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April 26, 20170 found this helpful

This stuff isn't too expensive... I've also seen people save plastic shopping bags and stuff them with those too. Also, depending on your area, Styrofoam absolutely should be recyclable.

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June 4, 20170 found this helpful

I was considering uncooked macaroni....

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July 24, 20170 found this helpful

How about cotton. Currently seeking unwanted items to see how it will turn out.

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September 2, 20170 found this helpful

Packaging peanuts are cheaper than beanbag filler!

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful

i used old pillow cases, stuffed animals, clothes, blankets, ant sheets.

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