I'll just add another cost-saving measure. Shop online. I supported my LHBS in the PNW, but my local LHBS here in VA is way too expensive. I wouldn't mind a small markup to shop local, but since I started shopping online I've been saving nearly 50% on my recipes. I too don't have the storage to go bulk, but I typically buy two recipes at a time. Even with the shipping it's a win!