Certified professional organizers are, in most cases, self-employed. Many work from a home office, as much of their time is spent traveling to clients' businesses and homes in order to evaluate and implement organization systems. If successful enough, organizers may rent or purchase a professional office space for the purposes of organizing their own business, offering a showroom environment to potential clients and establishing a physical location as a point of sale.
Due to the amount of travel required in their field, professional organizers spend a lot of time on the road and their schedules vary daily. While some individuals will adhere strictly to the confines of a 9am to 5pm schedule, others will work evenings or weekends in order to offer convenience to their clients. Depending on the size of their client base and amount of work available, the length of the work week varies between individual organizers and fluctuates with market demand. One week may be light, with an organizer spending less than eight hours on the job, while another may be intense, requiring over 60 hours of effort.