hi stephen

you might not want to process all your film at the same time.
develop your film as you go along, that way if you run into trouble
with your processing technique, ALL your film won't be in trouble ...
i am not sure how you are processing your film, but a lot of people
process a couple of sheets at a time, and if you have a ton of film to process
that way, you will be there a long long time ...

with E6 or C41 film just put them in a box and bring them to a lab to process.

have fun!
john