Container Rentals

We have witnessed an increasing number of scams and fraudulent activities in the market, and we want to assure our customers that with us, you are in safe hands.

McQuaid’s Mobile Storage has been serving the community for over 75 years and we understand the importance of reliable and secure container storage rentals for your valuable belongings.

It’s not just about the storage rental. By choosing McQuaid’s for your container storage needs, you’re opting for a partnership built on trust, integrity, transparency, and exceptional customer service.

We have heard countless stories of individuals falling victim to scams when seeking container storage solutions on platforms like Kijiji and other online classifieds. Our advice to everyone is to exercise extreme caution when dealing with suspiciously low-priced offers from unknown sources.

Protect your belongings and your hard-earned money by choosing a reputable and established company like McQuaid’s.

We prioritize your peace of mind and our team is always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Our mission is to provide you with the best pricing and service without compromising on the security and reliability of our containers. With us, you can rest assured that your possessions are in capable hands.

We treat every customer with the respect and care they deserve and our long-standing relationships with our clients are a testament to our dedication to excellence.

Watch Out for Hidden Costs when Purchasing Storage Containers

When it comes to buying any type of storage containers, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential hidden expenses that might surprise you if you source your container from an unfamiliar supplier. While an unbelievably low price tag may initially catch your eye, it’s important to take the following into consideration:

Transportation Costs

Purchasing a storage container is just the beginning of your investment. Do you have a way to get the container from the point of purchase to its final destination? How much will it cost in gas, time, and/or rental equipment? If you buy a container from NS, NB, or elsewhere, you will need to budget for the transportation of the unit back to PEI. Transportation costs can vary, and they are a significant factor to consider when evaluating the overall price of your purchase.

Placement Costs

The process of getting your storage container to its intended spot is not always straightforward. Depending on your site and the container’s size, you might encounter placement challenges that lead to additional fees. Do you have the right kind of equipment to deposit your trailer to its destination? At McQuaid’s we work with you to make sure your container is placed exactly where you want it.

Storage Fees

Sometimes, you might not be able to pick up your storage container immediately after purchase. In such cases, you could incur daily or weekly storage fees. These ongoing costs can add up quickly and erode the initial savings you might have thought you were getting with a low-priced container. Let’s say you purchase the container at a great price, but you need some time to get your land levelled, add a gravel surface, or just arrange to be home at the right time. Imagine your surprise when you pick up your container a month later and you’re hit with hundreds of dollars in storage fees!

At McQuaid’s, we understand that land preparation can take time, and we offer flexible storage solutions to help you manage these expenses effectively. We’re here to work with you to ensure that your storage container doesn’t become a financial burden while you get your land ready for its new addition.


Variability in Storage Containers

It’s important to remember that storage containers are not all created equal. When comparing prices, you may unknowingly be comparing apples to oranges. Containers can differ in many aspects, including make and model, features, materials, and usage history. Some containers may be brand new, while others have seen years of wear and tear. Understanding these differences and knowing what to ask is crucial; a lower price may reflect a lower-quality container or one that doesn’t meet your needs.

Before making a purchase, take the time to assess and compare the key attributes of the containers. We always recommended that you inspect the container in person before making any commitment or deposit, and inquire about potential charges beyond the listed purchase price.

At McQuaid’s, we provide detailed information about the containers we offer, helping you make an informed decision based on your unique requirements. View our current pricing here.

While the allure of a seemingly unbeatable price is tempting, it’s essential to recognize that hidden costs associated with transport, placement, and storage can significantly impact your overall expenditure. At McQuaid’s, we prioritize transparency and aim to help you navigate these potential expenses, ensuring that your storage container purchase is a sound and cost-effective investment.

Don’t take chances with your belongings—choose McQuaid’s Container Storage Rentals and experience the difference that trust and experience can make. Still have questions? Check out our FAQs!

Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect storage solution that meets your needs and budget, backed by generations of reliable service.


About McQuaid’s

McQuaid's Mobile Storage PEI

Who We Are

McQuaid’s is a third generation family business that operates out of the heart of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

In 1965 Austin McQuaid Sr. started our business picking up milk, farm to farm, for local dairies.  His passion and work ethic drove our company in many exciting directions.

Today we are proud to be the Island leader in mobile storage and warehousing.


30 Jordan Crescent, Charlottetown, PE
Email McQuaid's Mobile Storage
Tel: 1 (902) 894-3817
Fax:1 (902) 892-3817