White House moving day will be 'organized chaos'

Moving day is usually hectic, but for White House staff charged with seeing off the departing president and welcoming the next, it has been called as "organized chaos."

According to CNN, after the Obamas leave the building on January 20 at 10:30 am, nearly 100 employees will spend six intense hours preparing the 132-room landmark for the Trumps.

During this time, the new first family is expected to be attending inaugural activities.

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Stephen Rochon, the former Chief Usher of the White House, describes the period in between as "more like organized chaos."

He is also quoted as saying, "We have one truck on the south lawn that belongs to the outgoing president and First Family facing south, and the incoming truck facing north toward the White House on the east side of the south grounds."

ABC News notes that residential floors of the White House can be changed to suit the first family's tastes.

And while some have speculated that the president-elect may prefer a flashier style, Trump has stated, "It's a very special place. I'm going to be working. I'm not going to be decorating."

He will officially become president when he takes the oath of office on January 20 at noon.

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