Think about what you need first, just the basics. Like dishes, silverware, stuff to clean with, and try to get as much of it as you can from your family so you don't gotta pay. Then start thinking about what you need for food. Only you know your own eating habits, so just work cheaply around that with basic things you would need and then you can start actually buying things you want. Getting started may be a little hard but since your getting automatic payments for some things you're pretty lucky there. In general, just know what you need and work from there. I don't live alone since I can't get a job and don't know how to pay bills or do anything like that since I'm just too stupid but that's what I would do. And as for cleaning clothes, I have no clue how I would go about that. I don't get my shit very dirty anyways. Most of the time I just wake up, throw on the same pair of jean shorts and T-shirt I wore the other day and get started. I change clothes from week to week. Most of the time when I change them I just put them back without doing anything to them and all is well.