Where Grandma Hid Her Valuables
When my mother-in-law Agnes was in her later years fighting the effects of dementia she had the habit of putting things away for safekeeping. All kinds of things: a ring, a spoon, a little toy. The day she put found the taxes and put them away for safekeeping, the whole family had to help turn the house upside down to find it. We're still looking for the handwritten Italian cookbook that she had shown me when I first visited her house. The story she told me was that it was the recipe book from a restaurant that later became Garozzos here in KC, but I don't know, we can't find the book.
My brother-in-law would do the same, find things sitting out and tuck them away so they would not get lost. My sister never did find my missing birthday present, she had to go buy it again.
This week there was a story in the AARP magazine about "Where Grandma Hid Her Cash". It detailed out spots to check when cleaning out a house. You never know when Grandma might have tucked away cash or other financial certificates or perhaps keys to a deposit box for a rainy day. Stuff that she never told anyone about.
So as you are helping your loved ones with their affairs and quite possibly helping them pack up their home to be sold, we wanted to give you a list of places to check to make sure you don't lose out on a family fortune.
- The Toliet Tank - lift the lid and take a peek.
- The Freezer - frozen into a bag or box.
- The Pantry - in a jar or box or can, even with food around it.
- Bookshelves - thumb through all books, look on the bottom of shelves and inside of vases and other artwork
- Under the Floor Boards - look for loose carpet and floorboards in corners or under furniture
- Inside of Old Trunks - look inside the linking or for a false bottom.
- Closets - look in shoes, boxes, pockets, and ripped linings of things
- Drawers - inside a drawer, taped to the bottom, a hidden drawer.
If your loved one was anything like my mother-in-law, look for bits of toilet paper tucked in pockets and drawers.
There are all kinds of stories of people finding hidden treasure.
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