I've had the Tuxedo package for a few months now and I have to say it's much better than cleaning out a smelly litter box myself. My two cats did not take to the cover so I don't have that on anymore. Without having the cover on, they kick around the granules. Another reason I got it is because when I go on vacation, whoever is taking care of the cats will not be subjected to cleaning out the litter box. It's a reward in itself!!!