I absolutely have an addiction with shopping in terms of feeling the compulsion (and most often acting upon it). It's something I am working on but I have a long way to go.
I want to redirect my focus in shopping for my closet in terms of purchasing items that will give me more versatility and more 'bang for my buck'. For me that means choosing items that can be worn multiple ways (too many items I have are not versatile). Most importantly, I need to focus on expanding my options in colored accessories and shoes so I can switch up my looks and make better, less boring outfits. A recent revelation for me was that my outfits are too boring for me, so I constantly feel the need to buy new clothes! I am still considering going back from 35 to 45 in the item limit, but with a stipulation that it's only for accessories that fit my new goals.
I re-did my entire budget and put more focus on paying off my car loan, which makes my personal spending much tighter overall. I'll have to be more careful in the future to keep spending under control in all areas, and expect to cut the budget and item limit next year.
I truly feel that minimalism is the way for me to go, though it's at odds with my compulsions (or perhaps BECAUSE it is so). While I am still purchasing to get to a versatile wardobe, I also am focusing on letting things that don't work for me so well go and reselling them. As for the rest of the house, I am doing at least an hour a day of deep cleaning, organising, and purging room by room (even the walls and windows along with all storage). I have a long way to go but feel like I've made excellent progress along the way. My dining room looks amazing!