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Canada’s Most Convenient Container Storage in Nanaimo.

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A Service You Can Trust.

For over 40 years, United Van Lines has been moving customers’ most precious belongings using our distinctive container program – a method proven and trustworthy from coast to coast! Trust United Van Lines is the only van line recognized as a Best Managed Company in Canada. You can rely on Minute Men Moving & Storage for safe and easy container storage solutions in Nanaimo. 

Around the Corner or Across the Country, United Container Service Makes Sense.

Each container compartmentalizes the contents of your home. So whether you’re moving around the corner or across the country, our unique container service is both a dependable and practical option that’s flexible to your unique needs.

3 Key Benefits

  • Exclusive Use Option: Your possessions will be kept separate from other shipments in your own container. An Exclusive Use option is available for an extra charge.

  • Storage: Short-term storage is available for up to 90 days at a low cost. Your possessions are loaded and stored right in the container, thereby reducing the handling and chance of damage.

  • Flexible Delivery Options: The flexibility of offering you expedited delivery or delayed delivery for up to 30 days is available. Advise your Moving Consultant on which delivery option you require at the time of booking your container shipment.

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Convenience Meets Peace of Mind

When you move with United Van Lines, you have the choice of shipping your household effects by van or container service. Moving by container provides unique benefits over moving by traditional van. Your United Moving Consultant will provide you with all of the details regarding the convenience of moving by container for your peace of mind. When you choose van or container service, our commitment to customer satisfaction ensures a successful move.

When you choose van or container service, our commitment to customer satisfaction ensures a successful move.

Safe and Secure

Depending on your specific needs, budget or schedule, United Van Lines also offers another option: a Do-It-Yourself Moving Container Program called Flexible Move. This is for the long-distance do-it-yourself mover who packs and loads their household goods into one or more of our moving containers. Once loaded, you place your own locks on each container! No need to worry about driving the container to your destination, United Van Lines will transport your possessions to your new home – safe and secure.

Flexible to Your Needs

United Van Lines was the first van line in Canada to introduce a national container service in 1973. An extensive variety of container sizes are available to service all types of moves.

Other available sizes include:

8 ft, 9 ft, 12 ft and 20 ft.

*Limited Number Of 12 Ft Containers



How to Choose the Right Storage Container?

Whether you are moving locally within Nanaimo or going long-distance, container storage plays an important role. You can consider some of the following questions while choosing your storage container:

  • What will you be storing?
  • Where will you be storing it?
  • How long will you be storing?
  • How often will you need access?


Along with this, you can measure the space and the weight of your belongings. Another important thing you can consider while choosing container storage is your budget. These storage tips can help you choose the right container storage for your next move!

Vancouver Island Storage Options to Meet Your Needs

We offer several different methods of storage for your move. Your moving consultant will discuss your storage requirements during your no-charge in-home survey and offer advice as to the best storage system for your needs. We provide:


  • Local move container storage
  • Heated warehouse storage
  • Long-distance containers from United Van Lines and Mayflower Van Lines.

Container Storage in Transit – Long Distance

United Van Lines container service is used for long-distance storage moves outside of British Columbia but within Canada. With various sizes available, this method of long-distance shipping allows you to keep your items isolated from others with exclusive-use containers. These containers are weatherproof and remain sealed from the time they are loaded to the arrival at your destination. UVL container service is ideal if you require temporary storage, allowing you to keep your belongings in a container.

 Read more about Canada’s most convenient storage container solution.

Container Storage – Local Short Term

If you are moving to destinations on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, our exclusive 20-foot containers stored in our secure local moving facility are available at competitive rates. This moving service avoids the cost and double handling associated with warehouse storage and is perfect for short term storage requirements up to 6 months. These exclusive moving containers are weatherproof and remain sealed from the time they are loaded to the time they arrive at your home. Indoor contain storage is subject to availability.



Some Useful Tips for Packing in Storage Containers

Over time, container storage has revolutionized the way people move and store their belongings. We have listed a few tips to help you make an informed decision:


  • You can start by creating a wall and start packing vertically.
  • You must distribute the weight of your belongings evenly.
  • Packing your boxes properly is very important so that your items are safe.
  • You can disassemble all the possible parts of your furniture before storing it.
  • It is suggested to wrap all your fragile items before placing them in the container.
  • Try to fill in the empty spaces that might be visible after putting your items.
  • Place the items that you might access frequently in the front for convenience.


Another essential thing to keep in mind while packing for container storage is to not put everything in a storage container. Moreover, you can always consult with professional storage and moving services like Minute Men Moving & Storage to help you plan your next move.


We Serve all of Vancouver Island

Moving with Care Everywhere since 1948!


1855 Boxwood Road

Nanaimo, BC

V9S 5X9




2-2913 Allenby Road,

Duncan, BC

V9L 6W2


We Serve All of Vancouver Island and Canada with Our United Van Line partners.

Moving with Care Everywhere since 1948!


1855 Boxwood Road

Nanaimo, BC V9S 5X9


Parksville/Qualicum Phone:


2-2913 Allenby Road,

Duncan, BC V9L 6W2

Contact Details

Minute Men Moving & Storage

Nanaimo Phone:


Parksville/Qualicum Phone:


Duncan Phone:


Head Office:

Toll Free: 1-888-708-7700

Phone: 250-754-7557

Fax: 250-754-5475

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Nanaimo Office

Minute Men Moving & Storage

1855 Boxwood Road

Nanaimo, BC V9S 5X9

Duncan Office

Minute Men Moving & Storage

2-2913 Allenby Road,

Duncan, BC V9L 6W2


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Service Area

 Vancouver Island, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, 

Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes


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