Families hide all sorts of things in their home. If a parent has dementia it's a problem. But we have found it's pretty normal no matter what age, people do hide their items in the craziest places in their home. Like a dog hiding their bone for safe keeping. But forgetting where they hid it.
We found thousands of one hundred dollar bills in a horizontal freezer in the garage. We found 6 dry wall buckets full of coins that totalled almost $5,000 in a garage. One of my team members went into the kitchen to hunt for zip lock sandwich bags to put pictures hooks and nails into the baggie and found the alumium foil box was full of a stamp collection. Now it use to be in the past that the depression era population would hide money under the mattress or a floor board. Today it's everywhere.
We had moved out a lady into assisted living and came back to her house to conduct the final clean out. My team and I noticed the wall switch plates were loose and about to fall off. We went to retrieve a screw driver and as we were at the switch plate discovered money and jewelry behind those wall plates. The adult children have been searching for it for years. Who would of thought of that one?
Recently, we helped two sisters whose step father just passed away on cleaning out the home and was sorting donations, trash and sell piles. Their mother died several years prior and the step father told the daughters that he hid their mother's purse. Why, no one knows. But it was a treasure hunt and we never did find it.
So why do people hide money, jewelry, prized possessions in the craziest places? Is it because the boogie man or their children might find it?