53 Dorm Room Essentials to Buy for 2019 | The Strategist

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. If you’re heading off to college this fall, or are the parent of an incoming freshman, you’re probably neck deep in packing lists full of dorm-room staples like twin extra-long sheets and bed risers. While most of the lists you’ll find online or in big-box stores are fairly generic, we were curious about what actual students find most useful, and which things are truly functional on campuses. To find out, we consulted with 13 resident assistants from nine different colleges, who together have looked inside hundreds of dorm rooms. Our seasoned experts are so familiar with outfitting these spaces, they told us, that they’re often the first source students consult when it comes to furnishing their rooms. Interestingly, one common piece of advice from our RAs is to avoid overpacking. “Don’t buy extra furniture until you’ve seen the room you’re going to be in,” says recent Barnard graduate Alice Min, who was an RA for three years. “On move-in day, there were so many fed-up parents lugging futons and nightstands home.” Sabrinna Fabi, who graduated from Marym...

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means that the scramble for gifts is well underway. Enter our friends at Breaking T, who create the best sports-themed apparel out there and have plenty of New England Patriots shirts and hoodies available as well. For Father’s Day, they also came up with something new: coffee mugs, two of which are available in world champion design. What’s even better is that you can now get 1 full-price shirt + 1 mug for $40 (saving $6) by using the promo code DADMUG at checkout. In February, the Patriots brought a sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy to New England by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the Super Bowl. If your dad (or you… or both) need a reminder of that every morning, how about the 6x Champions mug. The white ceramic mug — which is based on a popular T-shirt in the same design — holds 11 oz. is both dishwasher and microwave safe. Based on a statement Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said ahead of his team’s AFC Championship victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, Breaking T also created a mug commemorating the ‘Baddest MF’er on the Planet.’ The white ceramic mug — which is based on a T-shirt in the same design — holds 11 oz. is...