I'm lucky enough to have a full sized fridge in the basement for my film and paper. Actually getting a fridge for film is not that expensive if you buy used, its finding a place to put it thats the problem. A lot of people don't have room for an extra fridge, even the mini fridges that other folks use for beer. Just make sure the fridge has good seals so it doesn't sweat all over the contents and make it soggy.