Before I started travelling seriously I stored all of my belongings at my parents' house. I was very lucky that I could count on them as my "homebase" during my adventures. I told them it might happen that they have to send me a parcel at some point. For example when your travel pharmacy runs out of items that are hard to get where you are. Or if you find a place where you decide to settle down for a bit longer and you need a few personal amenities to feel more at home.
Until now the only thing they had to do was to forward me a new credit card because mine got blocked during the journey. But in my mind it felt like I could request any object from my possessions at home to my location anywhere in the world. Kind of like a military support airdrop (except it takes a few days longer).
Have there been any situations where you would have liked to request something from home during your travels? Or maybe you just wanted to order something online (like travel gear replacement) but it didn't ship to your current location, so you ordered it to a friend in your home country so they could forward it to you?
Did you do it or just consider it? International express delivery is not cheap - how did the price play a role in your decision?