What You Can Do To Prepare Your Home For Disasters

There is a lot that you can do in order to prepare your home for disasters. The best approach is to go room by room to see if you have the necessary supplies. Some you may simply need to gather, while others you may need to purchase.


The kitchen is probably one of the most important rooms because that is where you keep all of your food, and where most of your family likely gravitates. Some of the most important things to have here include:

  • Smoke detector
  • Food for 3-5 days
  • First Aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher


All of the bedrooms need to be prepared for disaster as well. You want to make sure to have:

  • Emergency lighting
  • Shoes near the bed
  • Emergency escape ladders for bedrooms not on base floor
  • Extra blankets


In all of the closets, and you want to have backup batteries as well as battery-operated lanterns or flashlights. In one main closet, you should also have a 72 hour kit in the event of an evacuation so that you can keep your family dressed, fed, and warm.

Front Entry

Your front entry should always be well lit and there should be a strong deadbolt and lock on the door. This can help to minimize burglary and break-ins.

In Every Room

Every room of the house should have some kind of emergency lighting nearby. It’s also a good idea to have smoke alarms near all of the rooms as well.

On Every Floor

Every floor needs to have a fire extinguisher.

Pick up the phone and call one of the independent insurance agents at Fuhriman Insurance Agency today where we can talk to you about coverage options and more in Boise. An affordable policy may be a phone call away.



Ways To Improve Your Rental

As a renter, there are not many things that you can do to improve a property. This is simply because you do not own it and cannot make any permanent changes without approval from your landlord. There are a few ways you can make improvements to the property without making permanent changes. These improvements can make the home reflect your personality more while you live there. Follow these tips to make your rental more appealing!

  • Add a mirror to a room that may feel small. Adding a large mirror in a corner of a room can really open up the space. This will need to be a mirror that you can stand up on the floor so you do not make any actual changes to the rental. 
  • Use a colorful rug to hide ugly flooring. Sometimes in rentals, you do not get brand new carpet or flooring before moving in. If you do not like the look of the flooring, cover it up with a rug of your choice.
  • Add some plants to bring life to the property. It is amazing what a few plants can do to the look and feel of a room. If you want some more life in a room, add some plants, even if they are fake.
  • Consider painting a wall or two. You will want to check with your lease but if you can paint the walls, as long as you repaint them the generic color upon move-out, do it! You may want to consider just painting an accent wall for a few rooms.

If you are renting a property, you should be insured. If you do not currently have rental insurance, contact Fuhriman Insurance Agency serving Boise, ID, to get a quote for a policy that fits your needs.