Expert packing tips

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PHOENIX -- The summer travel season is almost here. Do you know what you're taking with you when you head out of town? Can you fit everything you need (want) into a single carry-on?

Packing expert Jeff Herold can help you do just that. He travels in one suitcase when going on two-week trips with his wife.

Herold, also an entrepreneur, said there are two important keys to packing effectively -- packing modules and folding.

Planning is important, as well. You should be able to wear every item you take with every other item you take -- mixing and matching at its finest.

Herold suggests you give yourself plenty of time to pack. It can take a bit of time to get it just right.

When folding your clothes, fold to fit the back. Just keep compressing, Herold says.

The right luggage will go a long way in making packing easier. That's where packing modules come in. One the modules are packed, they should fit easily into your bag, keeping everything organized and compact.

For more information about Herold's luggage line, including the Train Reaction system designed to move several bags at once, visit