While the role of presidency does come with many perks, there are an equal number of traditions and rules that the First Family must abide by. Being the leader of the free world definitely doesn’t mean being free to prance about as you please. Although all of the rules aren’t explicitly set in stone, presidents are expected to follow them.
Continue reading to learn about the rules and traditions that the First Family needs to comply with during their time in the White House.
The Moving Bill
Moving homes is always stressful, and more often than not, quite expensive. Well, it might come as a big surprise to you that you aren’t the only one paying for your move into a new home. The president also needs to pay the bill for moving into the White House. They arrange a moving company of their choice, and for obvious reasons, the movers aren’t allowed to step foot into the White House. So, when former President Obama moved from Chicago to Washington D.C., he had to cover the transportation costs, either with personal funds or money raised for the campaign.
The only people allowed inside of the White House are the residence staff. So, once the moving trucks arrive at site, the residence staff takes custody of the possessions and assumes the responsibility of moving their stuff inside. The same rules apply for moving out of the White House.