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Recently, while wandering through KMart, I saw a display of large (100 litre) bags of bean bag fill (tiny Styrofoam spheres). Since I had an old bean bag that needed to be refilled, I grabbed a bag.

Kmart's web page for the fill says:
Refill is ideal for keeping your beanbag furniture in top shape. Our whole, virgin beads easily make your beanbag fluffy and comfortable within minutes. Just unzip the zippered bottom of your beanbag, pour your new beads in, zip your beanbag up, and you're done, it's really that easy.

They forgot to mention the part where you vacuum afterwards (the new beans went in easily as they said, but the old bean crumbs would woosh out every time you released your grip on the chair and it settled down.

Ann is off to do some errands, including getting two more bags of bean bag fill. The large bag is very large and needs more, plus we have a "high back" bean bag chair that is no longer high.

Date: 2016-02-14 02:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gale_storm
Ah yes, the old bean fluff, welll and truly known to all the fluffers! *smirk*

Date: 2016-02-13 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koshmom.livejournal.com
Did the instructions also tell you that sometimes bean bag manufacturers glue the zippers shut? I had that issue.

Date: 2016-02-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deguspice.livejournal.com
It didn't say anything about glue.

The large bean bag chair has two zippers, but neither one had a zipper pull so I used a paper clip for a zipper pull. I was surprised when I undid the first zipper and found a second one behind it.

Date: 2016-02-15 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
::reading along::

For some reason, this post is making me smile quite a bit. Maybe it's the aspect of extending an item's useful life, which I find wonderful.

Date: 2016-02-15 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deguspice.livejournal.com
I will admit that I briefly wondered about the cost of refilling (2 1/2 bags = ~$45) vs getting a new bean bag chair. But I decided that this is the one have and other than being flat it was worth saving (vs adding to landfill).

Date: 2016-02-16 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c1.livejournal.com
What would happen if you left, say, a dozen of those bags somewhere smart on the MIT campus, with a note saying "please post to YouTube."

Date: 2016-02-16 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deguspice.livejournal.com
That could be interesting.

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