If you’ve got an old coffee table or desk that needs the surface to be refinished, you could go to all the trouble of refinishing it. Or you could always dress up old furniture with Contact Paper.
It’s always a good idea to maintain a survival kit, or make sure the one you already has is up to date and fully stocked. Even if you’re not in a particular disaster zone, fires and other natural disasters can happen anywhere. With luck, you’ll never need it, but if you ever do, you’ll be glad you had it.