how to refill big joe bean bag


Refilling a Big Joe bean bag chair involves adding more filling material to restore its fullness and comfort. Over time, bean bag chairs can compress, and the filling material may settle, causing the chair to lose its shape and support. Here’s how to refill a Big Joe bean bag:

Materials Needed:

  • Replacement bean bag filling (usually polystyrene beads or foam pellets)
  • Large trash bags or plastic sheeting (optional)
  • Funnel or paper towel tube (optional)


  1. Prepare the Work Area:
    • Choose a spacious area to work on, preferably in a room where the bean bag chair is normally placed. Lay down large trash bags or plastic sheeting to catch any spilled filling material, as it can be messy.
  2. Empty the Bean Bag:
    • Carefully turn the bean bag chair upside down or on its side over the work area, allowing the existing filling material to flow out into a pile. You can have someone help you with this step to hold the chair steady.
  3. Remove the Zipper Cover:
    • Locate the zipper or closure on the bean bag cover. It is typically located on the bottom or back of the chair. Unzip or open the closure to access the inner liner containing the filling material.
  4. Add the New Filling:
    • Take the replacement bean bag filling (polystyrene beads or foam pellets) and carefully pour it into the bean bag through the opening. You can use a funnel or a paper towel tube to help direct the filling and minimize spills.
  5. Monitor Fullness:
    • As you add the filling, periodically sit on the chair to test its comfort and fullness. Continue adding filling until the chair reaches your desired level of comfort and support.
  6. Close the Zipper or Closure:
    • Once you are satisfied with the fullness, carefully zip up or secure the closure of the bean bag cover. Ensure that it is securely fastened to prevent any filling from escaping.
  7. Fluff and Shape the Bean Bag:
    • After closing the cover, give the bean bag chair a good shake and knead it to distribute the filling evenly and shape it to your liking.
  8. Test and Adjust:
    • Sit in the bean bag chair and test its comfort. If needed, you can add more filling or adjust the level to achieve the ideal support and softness.
  9. Clean Up:
    • Clean up any spilled filling material from the work area and dispose of it properly. Close and seal the replacement filling bag for future use.

Your Big Joe bean bag chair should now be comfortably refilled and ready for use. Regularly check the chair’s fullness and refill as necessary to maintain its comfort and support over time.

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