The more you use sterling silver, the less you have to clean it. Use a silver cloth on decorative items. Wash serving ware by hand in a gentle scent-free and phospate-free detergent and dry immediately with a soft cotton towel.
Don't use toothpaste or dried up liquid silver polish. Never put silver in the dishwasher. Do not put rubber bands or plastic wrap around silver flatware.
Polish yellowed silver with a natural sea sponge. A good polish for frequently used silver is Hagerty's Silver Foam.
To prevent tarnish, use Hagerty's Silver Protection Strips. The strips tarnish first before your silver pieces.
Store silver in a felt bag or zip-lock bag.