I strongly vote for hiring movers and packers when moving house! There is often so much sorting out of unwanted, unneeded possessions that your time and energy is spent on that. If movers can come in and like a whiz pack everything up and load it, you are more rested and more able to attend to children who or pets that need comfort and attention and more able to tackle the moving in end of things while keeping some family equilibrium in place. Moving is potentially such an unsettling event--especially over great distance where restedness is more important if you are driving--that all the help that can be gotten may be well worth the expenditure.
I agree with post three that hiring movers has been helpful but hiring packers can be a pain. I have moved with and without movers and with and without packers. Frankly, I didn't like having other people pack my things. They weren't as careful as I would have been and they packed things in a way that didn't make sense to me. They were trying to fit as much in each box as possible whereas I pack by how I will be unpacking and which things I will need first. With that said, movers are very helpful. It's nice to let someone else do all the hauling.
Hiring professional movers will help to speed up the moving process. Moving into a new place can be fun but is guaranteed to turn into a chore if the process gets drawn out.
The difference between taking one day to move all your things and taking five days to move all your things is rather significant, emotionally, and the emotional savings of the shorter move can justify the monetary spending.
I agree with post #3. I highly recommend hiring movers, especially if you have large furniture pieces like appliances, entertainment centers, or wardrobes. They will take much better care and be more professional with your belongings than if you and some buddies tried to move it in a rental truck. These professional movers have all their own equipment, like dollies, carts, padding, straps; I also recommend calling multiple movers to get price estimates. If you can find someone local, you will get a much better price than if you hired one of the national chains of movers.
I have never hired packers, because to me packing is a very personal process. For one thing, I would never know where anything was when trying to unpack. For another thing, I often go through things as I pack them. I give some away, throw some away, sell some at garage sales and so on. Second of all, hiring packers is very expensive.
I DO hire movers. They come and pack the truck and drive it to the new location, then unpack it. If the move is not too far (I move often), then I also move some of the stuff myself. I never try to move furniture or heavy boxes on my own.
Can you explain what you mean a little more? Are you asking if choosing a moving company is a good? If so, it is not. A moving company peforms a service. It does not provide a good.
Are you asking if some process is a good process for choosing a moving company? If so, what process is it? Are you asking if it is a good idea to have a moving company move your stuff rather than doing it yourself? If so, it depends on how much stuff you have and how easily you could move it yourself.