Moving adventures

I've moved several times in my life, just this past weekend we helped some friends move too. We always do it the cheapest way, and rent a truck, load it ourselves, unload it our selves... You know, all the fun stuff.
I've never considered hiring a moving company, well, I did consider it, but once I saw the price that was enough to scare me away. I do know people who can afford the luxury of hiring a New York Moving Company- or whatever state they might be in at the time. I can assure you, I'd love to do that.
Being pregnant I didn't even help carry boxes this weekend, but I did carry my 23lb daughter up and down a flight of stairs about 23 times. She was very interested in what was going on.
What about you? Do you move the old fashion way or do you hire people to help?