GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a decisive victory over the struggling Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary last night.
A victorious Romney urged his Republican supporters to focus on defeating President Obama, declaring, “I stand ready to lead this party and to lead our nation.”
Romney's ecstatic supporters included Blacks and Hispanics -- the same demographic that helped President Obama seal his historic victory in 2008. Many of Obama's former supporters have switched parties due to their lack of confidence in the Democrats.
So what does this mean for Mr. and Mrs. Obama? Well, let's be realistic here: it means they should start packing the small things first.
The president and the first lady have accumulated a lot more possessions than they had when they originally moved into the White House 4 years ago, i.e. gifts from world leaders and such.
According to Goodhousekeeping.com, they should see moving "as an opportunity to organize and purge." They should consider donating or selling items that they don't want or need -- rather than dragging all that stuff back to their home in Chicago.
According to Good Housekeeping's Moving Tips, the president and the first lady shouldn't procrastinate reminiscing on the good times they had in the White House (if they had any good times at all):
Packing can become a trip down memory lane. Resist the temptation and get items packed rather than reminiscing. You'll have plenty of time to go back and leisurely sift through your belongings after the move.
GH also suggests showing a little kindness to the new residents:
Leave a list of information (appliance warranties, a vendor list, favorite local stores and restaurants, etc.) for the new owners. It's good karma and you would be grateful if someone did the same for you.