COVER SNEAK PEEK: Secrets of White House Life
For starters, the actual shade of the White House is "Whisper White," from Sherwin-Williams.
Except for Uncle Sam-funded official dinners, all meal, drink and dry cleaning bills go to the First Family, to be taken out of the president's $400,000 annual salary.
Take-out food can be delivered, in addition to what's available from the fully stocked White House kitchen.
Yes, there are locks and keys … but the president doesn't unlock them. The Secret Service does.
To find out more, including what becomes of the old sheets and towels and how many people packed up the Bushes and unpacked the Obamas, pick up this week's PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
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