I tend to just put my camera down anywhere (out of the reach of the kids though) I tend to use it most days & unless they're attached to the camera I keep lenses in their pouches, with the odd sachet of silicagel, again lying around the place.
Periodically put the sachets in the oven, on a low heat for a couple of hours to dry em out & re-use.
Slightly off topic, but do any of you throw away the original cardboard boxes your kit comes in?
My missus is starting to get tetchy about the house looking untidy with em.
btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW