I started using Tide pods two years ago and I couldn't believe the difference in my clothes. They were cleaner, I didn't have to pre-treat my clothes with anything, and the smell is amazing. I end up using less detergent than before. I even got my mother and friends hooked on these. They are so convenient and easy to use, no messes, or spills and you know the exact amount to add, no more measuring with messy caps. My clothes are much brighter and whiter than ever.