Published at Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 - 21:21:12 PM. Beanbag. By Sally Buchanan.
In Australia the main retailers are Kmart, Big W, Spotlight and Target. You can also buy beans at many places online. The bags vary in size, the most popular is the 100L bag. Beans in Australia are generally measured in litres but they can also be measured in kilograms. It can get a bit confusing. So for my big two seater beanbag I was instructed to use 450 litres to fill it. I went off to Big W to buy the beans, they come in a 100 litre bag so I bought 5 of them. It is always handy to have some extra beans so that if you bag gets a little flat you can top it up every now and then. The next part is the hard part. Seriously who would have know how tricky it is to fill a beanbag. My first suggestion is to do this with someone else, a friend, sibling, parent or child (not too little as the beans are a choking hazard.) So first up get the inner bag and open the zip around 30cm wide and get your friend to hold the bag up with the opening towards you.
Secondly get your first bag of beans and snip a small opening in the corner of the bag. This way you have a small opening in the corner which you can control as those beans like to escape quickly. Then you can tip the beans into the bigger bag. To make the beans go in more quickly you can close the zip of the inner bag so that it is closer around the beans (an less fall out) and then make the opening in the bag of beans bigger so they can flow out more quickly. While you are putting the first bag or two in you can do it very quickly as there is lots of room in the bag and your friend can hold it up so no beans spill. You will find as the bag fills up you have to be more careful as the beans can go everywhere, keep the opening small so you can control the flow. Once all in zip it up, pop on the cover and voila!
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