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What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

I wish I had brought more cleaning supplies, especially disinfecting wipes (like Clorox wipes). You can find cleaning supplies here, but they are very expensive or of inferior quality. - Aug 4, 2017
Bring as many groceries as you can! TetraPak soups, sauces of all sorts, couscous, tomato sauce, pesto sauce, cereal, peanut butter, laundry detergent, if you eat it or use it in the house, bring it. You will save a fortune. A lot of this stuff is found locally but is really pricey, and often an inferior brand. Pack fresh cheese in your suit case and freeze it. - Apr 6, 2017
You can find most everything though dairy products are very expensive. People freeze cheese and meat and bring it in their suitcases when they come to post. - Aug 11, 2016
Mexican spices, powdered milk, extra pairs of shoes for the kids, mosquito spray, laundry detergent. - May 4, 2014
Mexican-American foodstuffs (tortilla chips, seasonings, etc.), root beer, dog food, bread machine mixes, name-brand cleaning supplies, specialty baking items. - Apr 24, 2012
Foods and cleaning products I can't do without and car maintenance parts. - Aug 9, 2011
Bikes. Can be a good way to go short distances. A child's play gym or Little Tykes house/fort for the back yard. - Feb 24, 2010
If you have consumables, goods are cheaper in the U.S.But most things are available in Accra. - Feb 5, 2010
Flat screen TV; electronics are expensive here. - May 24, 2009