Lilongwe - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I shipped everything I knew I would need. - Jul 2020

I will tell you what I did ship to Post: either in my original HHE or in consumables, flavor-ice (my kid's favorite), Diet Coke, picante sauce, speciality shampoos/conditioners/hair products (especially for my daughter), and sunscreen. - Feb 2020

I wish I had shipped more US cleaning supplies. - Sep 2018

Some of the biggies that can't be found on the local market include baking supplies, coconut/almond milk, black beans, refried beans, pumpkin, salsa, and taco seasoning. - Jul 2017

Malawi is a consumables post but it depends on your style. Eventually you can get most anything you want or need here but the question is will it be available at the time and price you want. A lot of people ship olive oil, red wine vinegar, salsa, spaghetti sauces and cleaning products. Best to ship liquids, cans, and glass.... - Oct 2016

Outdoor toys, trampoline, wading pool, bikes. - Aug 2015

Good car tires as they are three times as expensive as in the U.S. It would have to be in your HHE or UAB as the DPO will charge you bulk fees. - Sep 2013

I'm so glad we shipped a trampoline, since the yards are so big, and the kids love it. I'm also really glad that we shipped a projector, so we have our own movie theater at home. I would have shipped more liquids for household cleaning (my housekeeper goes through cleaning fluids a lot quicker than I ever did) as well as any favorite foods. We love Mexican food, so I would have sent more salsa and canned peppers and tomatillos, etc. - Sep 2012

Mexican food items, gifts (especially for children's birthdays), laundry detergent, chocolate chips and baking supplies, wine, paper plates and plastic silverware, napkins, snacks for the kids, games for outdoors, things that you really like and would hesitate to do without, as you probably won't find them---or you will and they will be VERY expensive. - Sep 2009

Seeds, basic personal and cosmetic items - Jul 2009

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