I have had horrible experience with moving companies, they don’t care about your stuff like you do. Last move I paid 16k vs my estimate of doing it myself for 4k, and there was a lot of damage. I agree it’s not nice to ask friends to help, but if you have nice things you really want to do it yourself, you’ll do a better job. If it’s a small move in a city I can’t even imagine paying, I only paid because I didn’t have the time but I really regret it and it’s cost me more time in replacing the damaged items. Don’t trust nice appliances and furniture to movers, they fail, I’ve heard many horror stories.