Running down our quarantine MVPs


elcome to Ask the JamFam, where we ask expert culture writers, seasoned couch-sitters, and members of the JamFam the most pressing chilling-adjacent questions on our mind.

During quarantine, we're all picking up new stuff for our homebound reality. But what purchases have added the most value to our lives? Our panel of writers sounds off:

Vikram Murthi: A snug, comfortable mask

Brianna Holt: Eye bag strips

Alphonse Pierre: An electric shaver

Larry Fitzmaurice: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Dayna Evans: I've bought so many items of clothing since we've been in quarantine, including a pair of fancy French wooden clogs. All of this would rule if I had literally anywhere to wear them. Instead, I go check on them in my closet once a week. "You guys doing okay in there?"

Andrew Goble: Sheets! I spent way too much of my time just browsing the internet looking for new products (DTCetc guiding me to some gems I hadn't heard of before). I bought some candles and regretted it -- I am a home spray man at heart!

Winston Cook-Wilson: Chino shorts

Corban Goble: A karaoke machine

Joanna Rothkopf: My fanny pack

Otis Blum: Trader Joe's Chicken Soup Dumplings

Hunter Harris: Not technically a purchase, but I moved into an apartment with a private patio and a roof deck. When eye SAY it changed my life ...

Paul Hinkes: An Ice Cream machine!!!

Morgan Baila: A standing desk and a Theragun. I have back problems and these two items help me stay comfortable while I'm working from an apartment in less-than-ideal sitting/standing situations.

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