I am an adult and not very dirty soooo. I can save money using these pods. They get the wash clean if you don't need to bust stains. I have tried them on stained clothes and had to wash two or more times for it to be effective. I use the clear, the blue has a very strong scent which is fine for those who like scent but I have allergies. The clear is great for people with allergies. Truly NO scent or artificial colors.My wash smells clean and looks clean. There is no residue or stiff feeling to the clothes. If you just need a good detergent for clothes that are gently worn and you want it at a good price, this is the right detergent.