It totally works! I remember when my sister having her son 2 years ago and her room sometimes smelled like a soiled diaper. Fast forward to my baby shower, I asked for a diaper pail because I did not want to smell that horrid odor ever again. I have one in my room and it's so convenient. My diaper pail fits about 50 dirty diapers and the clean up is hassle-free. No odor, no hassle. It's definitely worth a try.