My hearthlings won't loot items

The other day I was trying to loot items, and everything was fine but then the next day my hearthlings were ignoring the loot. I tried restarting my game, telling them to loot it again but it just seems like they leave it there, and I’d like my gold bars, thank you very much.

They would occasionally loot items, but not all of them, even if they were idle.

Running into the same problems. Usually if it’s far away, placing a storage box close by fixes this.