How to Move a Large Bean Bag

Posted by Matthew Ressler on

Moving your oversized bean bag doesn't have to be as difficult as it may seem. With the average person in the U.S. moving 11.7 times in their lifetime, it’s likely that you’ll need to transport your cozy bean bag from one place to another too. Thankfully, there are a few simple tricks for making this chore a stress-free process!

Bean bags are the epitome of comfort and relaxation. They’re perfect for lounging, watching movies, playing video games, and even napping. But what happens when you need to move your oversized bean bag to a new home? This can be a daunting task, especially when your bean bag is an extra-large item and takes up a lot of space.

With the right tools and techniques, moving your oversized bean bag can be a breeze. Here are some tips and tricks to help make the process as smooth as possible:

Step 1: Put your Large Bean Bag in a Plastic Bag

First, you'll want to package your bean bag in a plastic bag to keep it safe from outside elements. We recommend keeping your bean bag in chair form in order to keep all pieces together. One popular option for those who are moving is vacuum packaging. While vacuum packaging is popular for keeping food fresh for longer periods of time, it's also a great way to shrink and compact bulky objects.

Thankfully, with CordaRoy's Plastic Vac Bag to the rescue, learning how to vacuum seal an oversized bean bag won't feel like mission impossible. Simply roll your large bean bag in the vac bag with the cover’s zipper on top and unzip the cover’s zipper about 6-8 inches.

In addition to making your move easier and quicker, our vac bag will also prevent your bean bag from coming into contact with any dust, odors, or moisture during transit. Plus, they will help you save tons of space when packing up for the move!

Step 2: Use a Shop Vac

Now that your bean bag is in its plastic bag, you're almost ready to take it out into the world! But first, let’s make it compact and portable with your trusty shop vac. 

To start, take your vacuum hose and touch it to the liner inside the cover. This will help shrink your bean bag faster, so you can hit the road in no time. Then, gather the plastic tightly around the hose and turn the vacuum on. 

With one hand holding the bag in place and the other hand pushing and forming the bean bag into a tight ball, you'll be amazed at how small it can get. Keep going until you've removed every last bit of air you can and voila! Your compact bean bag is ready to be placed into a box. 

Step 3: Place Your Bean Bag Inside of a Box

After compressing your bean bag in its plastic bag, it's important to keep it compacted during transport. The best way to do this is by placing it in an appropriately sized box that won't allow it to shift around. For optimal protection, we recommend a box that measures 24 x 24 x 24 inches and is sturdy enough to withstand bumps and jolts.

Once your bean bag is snugly nestled in the box, gently remove the vacuum hose and twist the plastic bag tightly to keep air from getting inside. Then, tuck the ends of the plastic bag down on one side of the box. This slight expansion of the bean bag in the box will help hold the end of the bag in place and ensure that your bean bag remains compacted until you're ready to take it out.

Finally, tape up the box and you're good to go! With your bean bag safely and securely packaged, you can transport it with peace of mind, knowing that it will arrive at its destination in perfect condition. So go ahead and get ready to enjoy the comfort of your beloved bean bag, no matter where life takes you!

Step 4: Transport the Bean Bag

Now it's time to transport your bean bag! If you're moving to a new location, this means planning out transportation for yourself and your bean bag. Consider carpooling with friends or family so that you can fit your large CordaRoy's bean bag chair into their vehicle or renting a truck or van with enough room for your belongings and your bean bag. Also, don't forget to get some help from friends or family members when it comes to loading and unloading the bean bag at its new home. With their assistance, you can ensure that your bean bag is safely and securely transported to its new home.

Step 5: Unpack and Allow to Expand

Finally, when you reach your bean bag's new home, unpack and allow the chair to expand. You'll be surprised by how quickly it bounces back into its original shape! Please note, it may take a few days for the polyfoam in your bean bag to fully expand. You can speed up this process by fluffing, massaging, and scrubbing together the lumps from the outside of the chair. Use your chair as normal and watch how your CordaRoy's bed continues to get softer!


Moving a large bean bag can seem like an intimidating task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and techniques, your oversized bean bag can be moved without breaking a sweat. From unzipping your CordaRoy’s bean bag and packaging it in a plastic vac bag to transporting it safely in a box or duffel bag, you can easily move your large bean bag to its new home. So don't let the fear of moving stop you from enjoying a comfortable seating upgrade – get ready and get moving!


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