If it's a teapot or something I'm not going to use for everyday, I wrap it in fabric and stick it in a rubbermaid container in my garage. The type of fabric you use really does not matter that much, so use linens or remnants you don't need for a while. This kind of kills two storage birds with one stone! Just remember where you put that Christmas tablecloth come December. By wrapping it in fabric, your silver should remain mostly tarnish free until you're ready to use it.
To keep up with the silver I'm using for everyday, I just squirt a little toothpaste in my hand, wet it the tiniest bit, rub my hands all over the piece, and then rinse. That's it! You only have to do this once every 3-6 months, and it doesn't take anymore effort than if you were cleaning a glass container with dish soap. I could use the silver polish to do this, but since I go through seasons of couponing where I collect extra tubes of toothpaste for free, this works great for me.
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PS- after the silver is dried with a towel, I sometimes buff it with old pantyhose. It seems to really bring up the shine.
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