The decision to hire movers or not largely depends on your budget and your lifestyle. If you are too busy to pack and move your belongings yourself, then it may be worth it to you to pay someone else to do it. On the other hand, if you have a bunch of friends, it might be better to rent a truck and have your friends help with the promise of pizza and beer afterward. With that in mind, your friends are not professionals, and even though they mean well in agreeing to help, you run the risk of your things being damaged and the whole move taking twice as long as it should. For a fast and efficient move, hire movers.