7 Tips in Caring for Your Bean Bag
Bean bags can be intimidating if you think about maintenance. However, like any other furniture, they require a certain level of care if you want them to last longer. If you've purchased your very first beanie and you're not sure how to take care of it, fret not as we're here to help! We've put together 7 tips to help you enjoy your bean bags to the fullest.
Keep the floor and surroundings clean
Bean bags are meant to be on the floor. It's what makes them very comfortable and laid back. This also makes them very susceptible to dirt. Make sure that the floor or carpet where your bean bag sits on is clean and free of any liquid.
Remove sharp or protruding objects when lounging
Make sure that your pockets or clothes are free of objects and accessories that might damage or cling on to the bean bag.
Avoid contact with sweat
We know it's tempting, but try to resist the urge of lounging on your bean bag after a tiring and sweaty session at the gym. Since bean bags are mostly made of fabric like cotton, it will absorb sweat which will eventually turn into a bed of bacteria and foul smell.
Turn and flip the bean bag from time to time
This will mix and spread out the bean fillers evenly which will give a more consistent experience in the years to come. How often will depend on the usage but we suggest doing it at least once a month.
Clean the surface regularly
Clean visible dirt on the surface of the bean bag using a clean damp cloth. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt but do not brush. If you don't have time to wash the cover yet, mild steaming is also advisable to keep it sanitized and smelling fresh.
Wash the outer cover
Well first, we advice to get a bean bag with removable outer cover. It will be a lot easier to maintain at home since you won't need professional help to clean it.
Wash with warm water and use mild detergent. Do not bleach! Tumble dry might deform your bean bag so never do it. You can air dry it if you have a sturdy laundry rack that can carry its weight. However, the best way is to let it dry flat on a surface to make sure that it doesn't change its shape. Knitted bean bags are especially prone to this.
Replace or add fillers after 3-5 years
Depending on the usage, beads tend to lose its volume over time and may need replacement. This may seem like a daunting task but the key is having the right tools like a funnel and/or tube. It is best to do this task indoors.