Would it not be a matter of possibly paying tax to Aduana at border crossing for importing a few months of living necessities versus actual moving household goods might include a years worth of staples along with household goods?Many find that it is easier to shop for linens and clothing in the USA; so bring what you have, that you will use, realizing that the gentler climate and relaxed lifestyle requires less than up north. Unlike years ago, most everything that you need can be found in Mexico. The bother and expense of bringing too much seems unwarranted.
What can I say, confusion reigns.........it's a slow day on the forum. Time for a nap!I'm confused! Why would you want to bring new 'staples' or 'living necessities' to mexico? Or, do you mean things that you already own? In the latter case, you won't have to pay any duty for 'personal goods' to be used while you are visiting Mexico, as long as they aren't contraband. Bottled water? Why waste fuel carrying it? There are several brands available here in all sizes, up to 20L garafones delivered to your door.
Do they have Salt and Vinegar Potato chips? I have never seen a store in Mexico that sells them.Here at Lake Chapala, we are fortunate to have Super Lake, a specialty grocery store stocking a very wide variety of imported groceries from the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I've never seen such a good selection in one place in any other country. It can be worth the drive from some distance to stock up for the year, if you don't have another source.