Sterling silver is gleaming and beautiful until tarnish sets in. Avoid frequent polishings by storing your sterling properly. Here are my 4 suggestions:
Silver cloth wraps are tarnish-resistant and are very reasonably priced.
New, airtight silver chests. Older silver chests are usually not airtight and the cloth has usually lost its tarnish resistance.
Zippered cases have the advantage of fitting into your dining room drawers. They are not airtight but have tarnish-resistant interiors.
A custom silver chest or lined drawers are the most expensive option. These can be made by a fine furniture maker or a cabinet maker.