My favorite tip to help moms and everyone else for that matter is to utilize Freecycle.org.
Freecycle.org is a site that encourages people to offer items they no longer need to their neighbors to pick up free of charge. There is no trading, selling, etc allowed. This is a give and take website - not always take.
This site is great for those who can't afford Christmas presents for their family, young parents needing baby supplies, people moving to a new (or new-to-you) home, or anyone just needing to save money.
Freecycle is an environmentally friendly business. It keeps stuff that can still be used out of our landfills and into the hands of people who really need them.
I've listed lots of items on my local Freecycle site including clothes, Halloween costumes, toys that my kids no longer played with, and various household items. I've also gotten a couple items such as a file cabinet (ugly & rusted, but works fine), scrapes of fabric (perfect for small doll clothes for my daughter), and jewelry making supplies.
Freecycle is a 100% free site (no sign up fees, no listing fees, etc.). This site is broken down by states and cities, so find the one closest to your home.
So enough talk - sign up, clear out some of your clutter and list them on the site. You'll feel better with a cleaner home and someone else will be happier with your old treasures. Check out the Freecycle.org for complete details.