I KNEW that would get your attention.
A few threads that came together today, in reading responses, really made me think. I saw a lot of threads that had experiences of caregivers after the death of a loved one, finding (or NOT finding) hidden money.
Many of us are left cleaning out the final effects of our loved ones. Because I so often talked with my bro, who lived clear across the state, I knew of his habits. So I knew that he was tempted to keep more money around than he should and would hide the bills in favorite books (he had many). This kind of morphed, when money (he THOUGHT) went missing, into later keeping it other places. He would tell me his book money was disappearing. Then would would say "Found it. Had wrapped it in the white towels".
So when he died and I had his room cleaned I knew what to tell people about looking. He was otherwise clean, organized and methodical so there wasn't a lot to look through.
Point is, when an elder dies you may well find money in their last abode, and in very odd places indeed. Places I have heard are the books, the towels, under the drawer liners, back of picture frames, taped to back of drawers or chests, cereal boxes, in the freezer in containers, and all other manner of places including the infamous floorboards.
So just a reminder. Many are left with places with so much "stuff" it cannot conceivably be got through. But do remember to check if you are the one cleaning. Often the elder hasn't a clue where it was put and I have even heard of mason jars in gardens.
Easier to consider it a treasure hunt, than cleaning out, I guess.
Hope everyone is staying well and taking care.