MOVE OUT TIMELINE
4 am: White House staffers and contractors arrive
8:30 am: The first family says goodbye to the employees
10:30 am: The Obamas leave and a five-hour moving marathon begins
3:30 pm: All must be ready for the Trumps, who might arrive between 3:30 and 5 pm
A hundred staffers are gearing up for a long day of work on Inauguration Day, as they embark on a frantic five-hour sprint to transform the White House into Donald Trump's new home.
The Obamas are scheduled to leave the residence for the last time at 10:30 am, setting off the clock for employees in charge of the country's highest-profile move.
Only residence staffers are allowed to move items in and out of the White House for security reasons, meaning the White House's carpenters, electricians, and other staffers will take on movers' responsibilities for the day.
About a hundred people will get the home ready by the time the Trumps arrive, between 3:30 and 5 pm. This involves moving in the new first family's furniture but also making sure that they feel right at home, stocking the bathrooms with their favorite brand of toothpaste and the pantry with their preferred snacks.