Hi, I keep them in moistureproof cabinets as this is a humid country in summer. The camera cases are periodically dried in the sun and fresh breed (but not in the summer). It takes labor and time.
but it is true that picking up an old camera and a lens and using it even without a film is a sort of joy, especially in winter when I'm not very active photographically.
By having a look at a specific camera or a lens, I can recall where and for what i bought it, so yes, as you say, it is another way of enjoyment. I think I will follow your advice.