When you clean your house be sure to check every box. One man in Oregon lost $20,000 in cash.

He stashed the cash he got from selling a trailer in a shoe box. His wife ended up putting the box out for recycling without checking what was inside.

"I was working on the line pulling off cardboard to be recycled when I suddenly saw some big stacks of $20 bills," said the recycling company who picked it up.

They found the money at its sorting facility in California -- all but $60 was accounted for.

The company says it has come across valuables before, but never a large amount of cash.